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Guitar Faculty

Brev Sullivan

Lyndall Vickers, Classical, Jazz, and Contemporary Guitar

Rob Friedman



Brev Sullivan is a Miami based guitarist and tours with several rock groups and plays jazz as well with grammy nominated jazz legend Ira Sullivan. He is currently the guitarist of the rock musical M3tal. Brev will be appearing with the Miami Symphony Orchestra for the 2016 season in a series called Symphony Rocks. He was also the guitarist in the band Arsenal for Tom Cruise who played Stacee Jaxx in the 2012 film Rock of Ages and was featured in the Jan 2012 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. Brev's recent tours include KISS KRUISE IV, and performances with 80's icons Lita Ford, and Kip Winger. He is currently endorsed by Floyd Rose, Seymore Duncan pickups, DV mark Amps, Spectraflex cables, SIT Strings, Xotic Pedals and Revolt Amps and pedals.


A graduate of Stetson University, with a BM in Guitar Performance, Lyndall studied classical guitar with Dr. Stephen Robinson. He has appeared on and off the Stetson campus, performing classical, jazz, gospel, and contemporary rock. As a classical soloist and collaborative guitarist, he has performed in Stetson's Lee Chapel, Gillespie Museum and Hand Art Center, as well as in the master classes of renowned guitarists, Benjamin Verdery (Yale University) and Amadeus Duo (international guitar duo). As a jazz guitarist, Lyndall has been a member of the Stetson Jazz Band, and as Leader of the Stetson Jazz Combo, he has organized and appeared in fundraising events, and has performed for Stetson Administration, Donors and Faculty. Lyndall received Stetson's William E. Duckwitz Talent Scholarship and was a Presidential Scholar, while attending Stetson. Lyndall Vickers continues to maintain a diverse career as a performer, an organizer and arts advocate, using his instrument as a platform to transform the lives of others.


Well versed in all styles of music, from reggae to rock, blues to classical, jazz to bossa nova, guitarist and educator, Rob Friedman has performed throughout the Miami area for the last 40 years. He received a Bachelor's of Music degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of Miami in 1991. This led to an adjunct professor appointment to the University of Miami in 1996, teaching in the jazz guitar department and taught the guitar class at Westminster Christian school that same year. From 1997 - 2005 he was the guitar director at Palmer Trinity School in Miami. During his tenure the guitar ensemble performed in Salzburg and Vienna, Austria.

From 2008 - 2014 he was asked to be an adjudicator for the Young Arts Program in the jazz department. Rob taught private guitar lessons and the adult guitar classes as an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College between 2010 - 2012. From 2011 - 2012 he taught music theory, guitar theory, 3 guitar ensembles and directed the jazz band at the Academy of Arts and Minds charter school in Coconut Grove, Fl.

Rob has had the pleasure of teaching at the Young Musicians Camp at the University of Miami since 2005. He has taught music theory, guitar ensemble, jazz rock ensemble, blues ensemble, rock and jazz improvisation, song writing , performance workshops and private lessons. Rob currently performs as a solo guitarist and band leader of the Rob Friedman Group.


Ben Youngblood is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer, and composer entering his senior year at the Frost School of Music. He is majoring in Media Writing and Production and is minoring in the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music program. Between his time growing up in Raleigh, NC and living in Miami, FL, Ben has played in a variety of bands, pit orchestras, and recorded guitar on songs by artists ranging in genre from pop-country to RnB to Americana. After graduation, Ben wants to have released his first album and tour different areas of the U.S. and the world to promote his music and collaborate with musicians around the globe."