BRIAN BERLIN (b. 1972) is an interdisciplinary artist.

His art reflects his unique insight, abstract vision, sensitive soul, and playful spirit.

Mr. Berlin's artistic mentor is Bibbe Hansen. He studied music at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, healthcare administration at the University of Houston - Clear Lake, and holds a MA in music education from Liberty University.

Upcoming dramatic works include the virtual shadow puppet production of Raina's New Hand (based on his short story by the same name); the hand puppet play Jesus and Black Jesus; and numerous other puppet, visual, writing, and music projects.

During the academic year, Mr. Berlin teaches music at H.C. Carleston Elementary School in the Pearland Independent School District.  He also maintains a private music studio where he teaches classical guitar, piano, and accordion. See MusicInMusicOut.com

His affiliations include American String Teachers Association, Greater Houston Puppetry Guild, Guitar Foundation of America, Guitar Initiative (Advisory Board), Gulf Coast Guitar Association (Board of Directors), Gulf Coast Music Association, National Association for Music Education, Organization of American Kodály Educators, Puppeteers of America, Suzuki Association of the Americas, Texas Educational Theatre Association, Texas Guitar Directors Association, and Texas Music Educators Association.

PRESENTATIONS

  • "Comprehensive Classroom Keyboarding" invited clinic for the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, 2018.
  • “First Lesson: Accordion Workshop for Kids” invited clinic for the National Accordion Association Convention, 2016.
  • "Accordions in the Public School Setting" invited presentation for the National Accordion Association Convention, 2014.