Teaches: Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Mandolin
Teaching Philosophy: I believe that learning is a lifelong process and that it is never too early or too late to begin your musical adventure!
Greatest Music Influences: There are far too many to list! But I would not be the guitarist I am today without the influences of classic players like Django Reinhardt, Heitor Villa Lobos, Jimi Hendrix, Grant Green, and Link Wray. Nor would I be the player I am without the influences of contemporary players like Julian Lage, Mary Halverson, Nels Cline, Bill Frissell, Molly Tuttle, and Marc Ribot.
When I’m not making music: I’m exploring the sights and sounds of Maine and beyond. I love to travel and have a voracious appetite for great art and culture!
Current Music Projects: Currently I play guitar in the Portland-based rock and funk band, Flounce. I also lead my own ten piece experimental jazz and funk ensemble, YEAHMAN. When i’m not gigging with these groups I am often playing in jazz combos around Portland or sitting in with other local bands! You can find me most Tuesdays at the open Jazz Session at Blue, which I occasionally host.
Favorite place in Maine: Machias and the Downeast coast.
To learn more: https://www.conorlinehan.com/