Deen Anbar started playing music at 15 years old, initially as a bassist before switching to guitar. His initial influences were punk rock, heavy metal, the Dave Matthews Band, and watching music videos on MTV's Total Request Live from 1999-2002.
Deen got more serious about music in high school, developing an interest in jazz and more progressive rock music. He went on to earn his bachelors and masters degrees in jazz performance and composition from NYU and DePaul University. Deen has performed at some of the preeminent venues in the world, including The Blue Note in New York, the Chicago Symphony Center, and the Cotton Club in Tokyo, Japan. He has performed with countless bands and shared the stage with artists like Umphrey's McGee, Big Boi, and Gavin DeGraw, and has been a producer on various albums as well as independently releasing his own album in 2014.
Deen began a career in music education at age 17, and has continued to teach private and group lessons ever since. He is excited and proud to be a part of the LOUD Program beginning Fall 2016!