Chaim Burstein


As a dedicated performer and educator, Chaim Burstein is a multi-talented musician who has taught guitar, theory, ear-training, jazz improvisation and composition for the past six years. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Chaim went on to earn his Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia PA where he studied with jazz guitar greats Pat Martino and Jimmy Bruno. A recipient of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, he has performed throughout the east coast as both a bandleader and sideman, playing alongside jazz giants such as Tim Hagans, Chris Farr and John Riley. He is currently a contributing writer to JazzEd magazine, where he writes instructional articles for educators and students alike. Chaim believes that students learn best when studying their favorite music and has successfully taught students to play guitar styles as varying as jazz, rock, country, blues, folk and funk.