Guitar, Chair of Rock Department

Education

Jeremy Castillo received his B.M. in Guitar Performance from George Mason University.

Performance and Teaching Experience

Jeremy worked as a professional rock guitarist in Los Angeles from 1998 through 2012. While in LA, he wrote and recorded music for several films and documentaries. He has worked professionally as a session musician in iconic recording studios including Ocean Way and Sunset Sound. He was a founding member of the rock band Mighty Six Ninety, which toured worldwide and released music through various labels in the United States, Japan and the U.K. from 2003-2008.

At Levine

Jeremy Castillo has been on the Levine faculty since the fall of 2012 where he leads group classes in Rock Band, Songwriting, Blues Band and Beginning/Advanced Blues Guitar. He is currently the Rock Program Chair.

“I’m thrilled to be part of such a talented and supportive team. That support has directly resulted in the awesome growth of the Rock department at Levine.”

Teaching Philosophy and Approach

“My approach to contemporary guitar is to teach students the music they are interested in and inspired by. By learning what they love, my students stick with their lessons and collect the skills and techniques to always be improving. I strive to create performance opportunities for contemporary musicians with Rock Band class so they can do the real thing-perform on stage to a live audience all while they continue to learn.”