Dylan (Guitar, Sax, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, & Piano)

Dylan Gausman is an experienced and dedicated musician, student, and educator. With over 10 years of performance experience, he has played all across the DMV and can be heard on multiple studio albums. As a student aspiring to take his love for music into the classroom, he studies under Randy Runyon and Bill Hones at the College of Southern Maryland and is a member of CSM’s jazz band, ‘Solid Brass’.

As a versatile instructor, Dylan’s teaching curriculum is based upon the goals and ambitions set by each student and guides them in learning the music they are interested in. Striving for an approach that gives students positive and constructive ways to learn, Dylan teaches a wide range of genres: Jazz, Rock, Blues, Classical, Funk, Pop, Metal, Country, Salsa and everything in between. Some artists who inspire his playing style include Michael Brecker, Marcus Miller, Steve Vai and John Coltrane. He enjoys digging deep into improvisational work and music theory, while creating a fun and comfortable, yet hardworking and motivating atmosphere.

Dylan will complete his Associates Degree in Music at CSM in the Spring of 2019 and plans to continue his pursuit of knowledge through further education in music theory, composition, jazz studies and music education. The bonds he has made with his students over the past two years has shown him that connecting one-on-one, watching students develop and exercising his ability to inspire and share his passion is a gift he will cherish throughout his career.