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Chad Cummings
Chad CummingsGuitar, Bass, Piano, Rock and Blues
Chad has been instructing at Mountain Top Music for over 10 years now. He leads the rock and pop side of the school, instructing piano, guitar, bass, and voice.

Chad’s education and passion for music began as a child at age 7 while learning piano with Nuns at a Convent in Petersham, MA. He continued his educational journey throughout his youth and further as a young adult at Holyoke Community College in MA with his primary focus on guitar. Later he studied vocals through private instruction at Jerry Newby Theatre Achievement Academy in Worcester, MA.

Chad is a Platinum selling songwriter who has toured his songs internationally. He has been performing professionally since age 15, opening for bands such as Extreme, Cheap Trick, LA Guns, Man O War, Stone Temple Pilots, and Chuck Berry. He currently plays bass, keyboards, and sings lead vocals for a New England favorite band – Brazen Cane.

His teaching style is based on each individual student’s strengths and goals, which helps create confidence and keeps students fully engaged. As time progresses he fills in learning gaps to make for well rounded student competence in improvisation, scale playing, chord comping, staff reading, music theory\construction, and song structure.
About The Jam Band Program:
Chad has created a group program called Jam Band for Mountain Top Music students of guitar, bass, drums, and electric keyboard, enabling them to play music together as a band. Chad urges students to listen to the music and lock timing together. They also learn how to build songs, take solos, play riffs (repeating phrases) and make efficient use of band rehearsal time. There are performances throughout the year that the Jam Band “gigs” at which allow the students to experience live public performances. It makes the group fun, and keeps the Jam Band students very excited about playing music!

NEW ORDERING SYSTEM!

The green “CONCERT SCHEDULE AND RESERVATIONS” button on this page will take you to a schedule of concerts. There is no need to sign in to view the schedule, but when you click “Add to Cart” to reserve seats, you will be asked to sign in with a user ID and password. If you have bought a concert ticket in the last several years, that info was emailed to you on or around April 26, 2018. If you have misplaced your info, click on “Forgot” and enter the primary email for your household (the one that receives concert directions and/or invoices from Mt Top). That address will then receive an email with your credentials (you may have to check your spam).  You can also call our office between 10 and 5  Monday through Thursday and we will give you your information. If you are a new user (never registered for a lesson, purchased a concert ticket, or recently donated to Mountain Top), you must create an account in order to purchase a concert ticket. You will receive email confirmation of your payment.

A few hints:

  • The Firefox browser is not supported, and the system is not optimized for mobile devices, although it may work OK on tablets.
  • To see concerts in chronological order, select Sort By Start Date in the upper-right corner of the listing screen.
  • Ignore any references to selecting a “pay plan.”

IMPORTANT: When making a credit card payment, please the note the check box below. If left unchecked, your credit card will be securely saved in our system, and will replace any card we currently have on file.

 

Please indicate any seating or other special requests in the “optional comments” section of the payment form. If you would like to be seated with other guests, please provide their names and we will do our best to seat you together.