Faculty

Bruce Johnston

Bruce Hurley Johnston is a Berklee-trained multi-instrumentalist, originally from Searcy, Ark. He began his music studies on guitar with Chuck Hicks at Harding University. In 2000, he was the recipient of a Talent Scholarship from Berklee College of Music and would go on to graduate Summa Cum Laude.

Johnston studied composition with acclaimed composers John Bavicchi and Dennis Kam along the way. He has won several composition and film scoring awards and has collaborated and performed on classical guitar with avant-garde music legend Elliott Sharp. He has also studied with jazz legends Rusty Holloway, Donald Brown and Jerry Coker.

Johnston has 18 years of experience teaching private lessons on both guitar and bass. He can be seen performing around the mid-South including every Sunday morning at The Church at Rock Creek in Little Rock, Ark.