Berklee Alum

Werther Ellerbrock

Berklee Alum
GUITARIST, COMPOSER, ARRANGER, LUTHIER 
Guadalajara, MX
Member since 2003

About Me

Werther Ellerbrock is a versatile guitarist with extensive performing and recording experience. He graduated magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music in 2000. Werther has performed with such notable artists as John Beasley, Neal Black , Bruce Ewan, Brian Lynch, John Medeski, Adam Rogers and Antonio Sanchez. He has opened for/co-billed with Poppa Chubby, Groove Collective, “Juan Perro” (Santiago Auseron from Radio Futura), Bobby Radcliff, Liquid Soul and Johnny Winter. In 2006 he assisted Marc Ribot during a clinic on ‘Improvisation’. Selected performances include the Guadalajara International Jazz Festival, Feria Internacional de la Musica (FIM), Aguascalientes International Blues Festival, San Pancho Music Festival, Boston Battle of the Blues Bands, New England Music Organization Showcase, Berklee International Folk Festival, Latin American Music Conference NYC and the Montreux Jazz Off-Festival. In 2008 he released AMERICANA, a solo fingerstyle guitar album. In 2012 he recorded for ‘Orlok’, a musical by Jose Fors (Cuca, Forseps). Werther performs on a regular basis at guitar shows and festivals worlwide.

Experience & Education

Current

  • Electric Guitar and Harmony & Composition Teacher for Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
    January 2004 to Present (over 13 years)
  • Teacher for Electric and Acoustic Guitar
    May 2000 to Present (over 17 years)
  • Teacher for Harmony, Ear Training, Arranging and Composition
    May 2000 to Present (over 17 years)
  • Luthier for ELLERBROCK - Guitar and Bass Repair
    1998 to Present (over 19 years)

    Guitar and bass setup and repair.

Past

  • Professor for Universidad Libre De Música GDL
    March 2010 to December 2014 (over 4 years)

    Harmony, Arranging and Guitar.

  • Teacher for Ciclo Internacional de Jazz Tónica GDL
    April 2008 to August 2014 (over 6 years)

    Harmony and Arranging and Guitar.

  • Executive Director for Academia de Música Fermatta Guadalajara
    January 2007 to July 2007 (6 months)
  • Academic Coordinator for Academia de Música Fermatta Guadalajara
    June 2006 to December 2006 (6 months)

Education

  • Certificate in Guitar Building and Repair at Galloup School of Lutherie
    2016 to 2016 (Less than a year)
  • Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance, Arranging, Music Education. at Berklee College of Music
    1996 to 2000 (4 years)
  • Minor in Instrument Repair at Berklee College of Music
    1997 to 1998 (1 years)
  • Summer Guitar Sessions Certificate in Performance at Berklee College of Music
    1996 to 1996 (Less than a year)