BM New to Virginia from the New York area, Pierre Guertin is a performer, private teacher and freelance artist on Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Trumpet. Having 35 years of teaching experience, his approach inspires and motivates through a creative, practical and efficient methodology, expediting the learning process easily for students of all technical levels and musical styles.
Mr. Guertin has had numerous instrumental and vocal concert appearances which include performances with Keith Richards, Jose Feliciano and Jazz Great Hank Mobley, back-up singer for Pete Seeger, opening for the rock bands ‘YES’ and ‘The Village People’, the Opening Ceremonies for the Provincial Parliament of Ontario (Canada), the US Coast Guard Base, Flotilla 73, the World Peace Center (NYC), the ANZAC Commemoration Service, British Empire Building, Rockefeller Center (NYC), the 150th Anniversary of ‘Taps’, and the J.F.K. Assassination 50th Anniversary Commemoration (Arlington Cemetery, VA). He also collaborated with the Blues Music Award Album of the Year Nominee, Paul Gabriel-2014, and has been an On-Air Personality with various radio stations.
Mr. Guertin studied Music Education at the University of Florida, and after touring with Florida State Theater’s production of “Ain’t Misbehavin” playing saxophone and clarinet, moved to the New York area for the last 25 years working with world-renowned Gospel singer Georgia Louis accompanying her on Piano and Saxophone (Ms. Louis was the first black woman to host a nationally syndicated television show, “TV Gospel Time” in the 1960’s and was named Louis Armstrong’s “Musical God-Child”). He also studied voice with Dr. William H. Collins, Jr. and Robert LaRocco, both of New York City and has had extensive experience as a Gospel and Jazz vocal/instrumental soloist and accompanist.