He has the right frame of mind, the hunger to get better, and the focus it takes to immerse himself in a subject, and better himself. Not to mention his character, as I have experienced it. A very kind and humble young man.
I give my strongest possible recommendation to Harrison Flynn. I have been aware of his work for the past six years, and he has sat in on many occasions during that time with various musical performances of mine. His progress as a guitarist has been nothing short of remarkable. His devotion to the instrument, and not the image of a guitar star, is obvious. He plays with his ears wide open, his humility intact, and his imagination and technique in full bloom.
I stayed in contact with Harrison as he built a curriculum at both high school and college that prepared him to become a professional musician and teacher. During the past years when he has sat in with the band, he has grown as a musician and shown an exceptional talent for music.
As a mentor for Harrison, I have strongly stressed the importance of reading music and understanding all of the qualities of music theory. He took this advice to heart and has excelled in this area of musicianship to the point of qualifying to become an excellent music teacher and professional musician capable of a career in this field.
With the guidance of his strong family ties, Harrison has spent countless hours in practice and learning during a time when many young people his age can lose site of their goals. Harrison is very mature and given the opportunity to study with music professors will make the most of each class and finish at the top of the student body.
Harrison has an understanding of aspects of many musical styles and a desire to make this his life's work. He has proven over the last few years that he can master any music assignment given him by myself or his teachers at school. Harrison has played guitar with my band at several sold out San Francisco shows where under pressure he played his assigned music arrangements calmly and professionally.