Gabrielle McCarthy grew up in the suburbs of Chicago taking guitar lessons at a the Fox River Academy of Music and Art until she was 18. She received her Bachelor’s in Classical Guitar Performance from Northwestern University where she studied and performed in the master classes with Oscar Ghiglia, Anton Baranov, Hopkinson Smith, and Jason Vieaux. Gabrielle is a dedicated teacher with 7 years of private guitar teaching and public school teaching experience.
She is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Guitar Pedagogy at Northeastern Illinois University. She plays solo performances, weddings and as the electrical guitarist in punk, noise, and rock bands around the Chicagoland area. She started at Flatts and Sharpe in Winter of 2023 and enjoys passing along her knowledge and love of guitar, electric guitar, bass, and ukulele.