Music Teacher

Garrett is an American guitarist and composer who has toured internationally with orchestras, theater productions, and original bands. He performed extensively as the multi-stringed instrumentalist for the first North American tour of The SpongeBob Musical, throughout Europe with the Boston Show Band, and with The American Pops Orchestra at the Lincoln Center in NYC and the Centro de Bellas Artes in San Juan. As a guitarist, he performed as an opener for Harry Connick, Jr. and has played guitar for stars such as Hamilton’s Chris Jackson, Chicago’s Paolo Szot, The Book of Mormon’s Nic Rouleau, Godspell’s Morgan James, and Company’s Many Narayan. As a composer, Garrett has released 12 studio albums independently through American labels Akar Music and TAR, and he continues to release multiple works each year. Garrett has collaborated and performed with Sanjay Mishra (of Jerry Garcia fame), Broadway composer Adam Guettel, and many others. While living in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post celebrated Gleason as “one of the city’s most versatile guitarists, able to slide between traditional rock, jazz and out-there improvisational rock with ease” (2018).