Gabrielle McCarthy

Faculty: Guitar


Northwestern University undergrad, Northeastern Illinois University Master’s


Gabrielle McCarthy received her Bachelor’s in Classical Guitar Performance at Northwestern University. She gained new insights for technique and pedagogy under instruction with Anne Waller as well as the master classes she attended of players such as Oscar Ghiglia, Anton Baranov, Hopkinson Smith, and Jason Vieaux. Gabrielle discovered her passion expanded past playing and into sharing and teaching music. She currently plays in bands around the Chicagoland area and is finishing her Master’s degree in Guitar Pedagogy at Northeastern Illinois University.

Favorite Musicians:

Corin Tucker


Music helps us develop flexiblity and creativity, both things I think help us get in touch with ourselves on a deeper level to enjoy our lives.