Conor Linehan

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.

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Originally from Bangor, Maine, Conor Linehan has been playing guitar, performing, composing, and arranging music since the age of 12. He has spent much of his life in Portland, Maine where he attended the University of Southern Maine School of Music, earning his BM in guitar performance with a concentration in jazz studies. Conor has been an active member of Portland’s music scene playing in various professional music projects as well as leading his own groups. In addition to being experienced in a plethora of guitar styles, he is also an experienced performer and instructor of ukulele, bass, mandolin, songwriting, arranging, and music theory. Conor prides himself on adapting to all learning styles in order to give students the best experience and musical foundation that can be provided!

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