Bosse Live Instructors


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Ron Bosse | Ensemble Instructor
Ron has dedicated his entire life to the pursuit of music. With deep roots in Rock, Blues and Jazz, he began studying music as a child with saxophone, composition and took many years of guitar lessons, before graduating from Berklee College of Music. Ron spent years establishing himself as an expert by touring as a guitarist, recording artist and educator in the U.S. & Canada alongside the biggest names in Jazz and Education. In 2004, drawing from valuable pedagogical and performing experience, he founded Bosse School of Music in Weymouth MA, which quickly became the South Shore's premier establishment for music education, surpassing conservatories and studios statewide. Additionally, Ron plays and teaches bass and is the lead recording engineer at Bosse Studios, located at BSM.


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Nordwood Pearson | Ensemble Instructor
Norwood Pearson is an educator and guitarist out of Greater Boston. Norwood holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Berklee College of Music, a Master of Music Education degree from Gordon College, and an Autism Specialist Master of Education degree from Cambridge College. As an educator, he has served for the past 11 years as the Middle School Instrumental Specialist for Braintree Public Schools in Braintree, MA. He has also served as the Music Director for both In Sync Center for the Arts in Quincy, MA, and Appel Farm Arts Camp in Elmer, NJ. As a guitarist, he has performed and given clinics internationally, including Hong Kong, Brazil, India, and Nepal. Performance venue credits include the Mohegan Sun Arena, Harvard University, and the famous Rainbow Room in NYC. Artist credits include The Platters, Peaches & Herb, The Drifters, The Coasters, Dolores “La La” Brooks, Hana Kahn, Beast Of Nod, lovelesslust, and The Eugeneration Project.


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Dan Ristuccia | Ensemble Instructor
Dan has been performing in various groups since the age of 13. While performances were geared toward the popular music of his youth (Punk, Grunge etc), Dan had always had his ear drawn toward the sound of the blues. Dan went on to enroll at the prestigious Berklee College of Music where he earned his degree in Guitar Performance. Studying with guitar greats such as Scott Tarulli and Julien Kasper, Dan realized the importance of transcribing and writing as a means to become the player you want to be. Since then he has performed and recorded with acts such as Boston's own "Margin Walker", New York's "Alana Amram and the Rough Gems" London Songwriter "Saul Ashby", and as a solo artist on the National Resonator guitar, bringing his own voice to his performances every time.


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John Dalton | Ensemble Instructor
Drummer and teacher, John Dalton is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he studied with Chris Poudrier Jamie Eckert, and Jim Robitaille. He is a regular performer on the Boston scene, as both a sideman and the leader of his own group, “John Dalton’s Spheres of Influence”, which has played in various venues, including at the New Bedford Jazz festival. John has been featured in performances from a wide variety of musicians, including Jim Robitaille, Jing Wang and Royal Hartigan. A life-long drummer, his teaching style emphasizes musicality and fun, while also encouraging fluency in a variety of musical styles, drum grooves and rhythms. John shares the passion and joy of making music with students of all ages, and proposes creative ways to get students playing, and keep them motivated while making musical progress. It’s as simple as picking up that first pair of sticks!


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Nordwood Pearson | Ensemble Instructor
Norwood Pearson is an educator and guitarist out of Greater Boston. Norwood holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Berklee College of Music, a Master of Music Education degree from Gordon College, and an Autism Specialist Master of Education degree from Cambridge College. As an educator, he has served for the past 11 years as the Middle School Instrumental Specialist for Braintree Public Schools in Braintree, MA. He has also served as the Music Director for both In Sync Center for the Arts in Quincy, MA, and Appel Farm Arts Camp in Elmer, NJ. As a guitarist, he has performed and given clinics internationally, including Hong Kong, Brazil, India, and Nepal. Performance venue credits include the Mohegan Sun Arena, Harvard University, and the famous Rainbow Room in NYC. Artist credits include The Platters, Peaches & Herb, The Drifters, The Coasters, Dolores “La La” Brooks, Hana Kahn, Beast Of Nod, lovelesslust, and The Eugeneration Project.