Dean Harrington has been a performing musician and guitar teacher in the Twin Cities area for the last twenty years. He started as a classical musician, completing a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Minnesota, studying with classical guitarist and composer Jeffrey Van. As a student, Dean had the privilege of performing in master classes for The Assad Brothers, members of The LA Guitar Quartet, and more. He also won first prize in the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition. He performs regularly in the Twin Cities area with his bands Mill City Hot Club and Dean Harrington Trio. Dean has performed locally with several other bands including: Twin Cities Hot Club, Patty and the Buttons, Gypsy Mania, Café Accordion Orchestra, The Southside Aces, Connie Evingson, Rhonda Laurie, Tony Sandler, Sidewalk Cafe, Nikki and the Ruemates, Papa John and the Hot Club of East Lake Street, Men with Hollowbodies, and more. Dean also has a busy teaching schedule at The K&S Conservatory of Music in Woodbury, and his home studio in south Minneapolis.