Brad Barrett is a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator born in Florida, raised in Texas, and currently residing in Jamaica Plain. Brad has been a resident artist at Conservatory Lab Charter School since 2010. Brad holds a BA in Music from Michigan State University, a Master’s in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory and is currently a Doctoral candidate in Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory. Brad has been fortunate to study with many legendary bassists, such as Dave Holland and John Pattictucci, and is an active member of the Boston jazz scene. Brad’s background as an improviser brings an important piece to the musicianship of the student body at Conservatory Lab. In his years of teaching at CLCS, Brad believes he has helped to build one of the best public elementary/middle school lower string studios in the country.