Teacher Profile: Henry Mansfield

Henry Mansfield

Henry Mansfield

Instrument(s): Accordion, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano, Ukulele, Voice

City: Seattle

Education: Berklee College Of Music

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    About Henry Mansfield

    Henry Mansfield is a songwriter, performer and composer based in Seattle, WA. Getting his start on piano and voice, Henry's omnivorous musicianship quickly expanded to drums, bass, ukulele, accordion and analogue synths. An artist at heart, he is deeply passionate about creating thoughtful, fun and culturally-relevant work while incorporating theory and other hard concepts. As a musician, Henry firmly believes in reducing barriers to creativity and capability on instruments. When he's not songwriting, you'll find him developing ways to involve non-musicians in various musical projects.

    Henry's musical journey actually began in 2010 as a singer in middle school choir, but before long turned to an interest in piano and composition. Henry began curiously exploring Beatles chord charts and YouTube tutorials for the Halo soundtrack on his family's old upright, learning entirely by himself. Before long, Henry started writing songs and short pieces, and then eventually releasing music and performing under his own name with a band before finishing high school. After graduating from Berklee College Of Music in Boston, MA with a degree in professional music, Henry moved to LA where he acted as a session musician and a music director. In 2022, Henry returned to his hometown of Seattle to write, perform and engage with the local scene.

    That initial curiosity that fueled Henry's early explorations still runs deep in his teaching. He brings an atypical creative background combined with a rich passion for theory and applies that to any student's interests. Equally inspired by Chopin nocturnes and punk distortion, Henry believes in the equal validity of all musical disciplines and interests. While relatively new to teaching, Henry is excited to ignite the curiosity of a fellow musician, and relive the joy of discovery all over again.

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