Beginning her career as a solo acoustic guitarist, Talia Rubenstein has become a musician of striking versatility. With an educational background in jazz, Talia now composes, performs, and teaches in a wide variety of styles including jazz, pop, rock, and musical theater.
Talia keeps a busy schedule in Boston, though she has performed abroad extensively in venues including the Duc De Lombards in Paris, the Kofferfabrik in Nuremberg, and the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta. In June of 2018, Talia was a featured artist for the Belize International Jazz Festival in Belize City, where she performed both solo and as an accompanist, and gave guitar masterclasses, workshops, and private lessons.
Talia has over seven years of experience teaching students ranging from as young as three years old to adult learners in both private and group settings. A passionate educator, Talia is committed to meeting students where they’re at, and helping them set and work towards their musical goals. With a broad musical background, Talia cherishes working on her students’ diverse interests, always finding opportunities to build a strong musical foundation.
Talia earned her bachelor’s degree in jazz studies at New York University under the direction of distinguished jazz musicians including Peter Bernstein, Adam Rogers, and John Scofield. She also spent time in Paris studying at the Pôle Supérieur Conservatory with guitarist Frédéric Favarel. She recently earned her Masters in Music at New England Conservatory in Boston.
Talia is an avid composer and has released five albums of original music. Her pieces have been played at the Blue Note in NYC, the Banff Center for the Arts, and in countless venues across North America and Europe. Recently, she has been composing and arranging for jazz ensembles, for her band, “Fassett & Rubenstein,” and for her solo project, “Talia Rose.”
Birthday – May 18
Schools Attended – New York University, New England Conservatory
Instruments you Teach – Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Piano
Favorite Music to Listen to – 80s pop, RnB, Indie Rock
Favorite Music to Play – Folk, Jazz, Fingerstyle Guitar
Something most people don’t know about you – I have a sixteen-year-old cat named Buddie!
Other hobbies & interests – cooking, biking, and restoring old furniture
Practice Tips – Set goals for each session, and don’t forget to stretch!