Brian Baggett's education includes both Washburn University and University of Kansas with concentration in jazz improvisation and guitar. He has studied with some of the best in the field, including extensive private lessons with Danny Embrey, Rod Fleeman and Regi Wooten, among others. His critically acclaimed guitar playing has been praised by Mike Varney in Guitar Player magazine and by many other jazz and guitar based publications.
Brian’s guitar instruction spans many areas. He is a private guitar instructor, faculty for the University of Kansas Jazz Workshop, guitar instructor at Ottawa University, and most recently Brian took on a new role in early childhood music, working with students at the Lawrence Montessori School.
Brian’s book, “Keys to Unlocking the Fretboard,” came into fruition in 2011. After many years of successful teaching with the method he created, Brian decided to outline and explain the method to better support his students as well as players interested in learning on their own. The book is currently in it's third edition and is available. Please visit www.brianbaggett.net.
Since 2000 and far into the future, Brian is a professional musician. Even before 2000, Brian led a innovative and skillful band called Einstein Electric. Live performances of this group are only now slowly becoming available online. Although Brian is known mostly as a jazz player, he also leads the fusion group DOJO. It's actually Brian's playing in this band that has gained him the most national exposure.
“Baggett’s incredible guitar playing falls somewhere between Holdsworth and Alex Lifeson, yet with a sound of its own.” - Guitar Player Magazine
One of the most gifted and lyrical guitarists to claim a KC connection in recent years.”
- Jazz Ambassador Magazine
Willing to teach
Guitar Instructor at Ottawa university since 2010
KU Jazz Workshop faculty member since 2006
Music teacher at Lawrence Montessori School
Private guitar instruction at Supersonic music $40 per hour
University Clinician, guest artist and judge. I have also done electric guitar clinics with backing tracks, Improvisation clinics and history of electric guitar lectures.