Donny is Director of Music Education at the Barbershop Harmony Society, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. He taught music in the Seattle area since 1986 before joining BHS in 2014.

Donny has been recognized as a teacher of the year, a GRAMMY In Our Schools winner. He enjoys performing professionally as a trombone player, lounge pianist, and studio singer. Donny has a BA in music education and his MA in conducting and jazz. Mr. Rose stays busy clinicing all over the US, Canada, and Europe, teaching at youth and adult barbershop music camps. He has a deep passion for sharing the joy of a cappella harmony, and is excited to be back (virtually) with his BABS friends!

Session Information

Let’s learn some rhythmic concepts about swing. Barbershop singers are very focussed on harmony and tuning, so it’s very common for us to feel a little uncomfortable when first learning about swing. The good news: we can all learn together!

Here is the stream for this session, enjoy!

The Swing For The Very Afraid Zoom on Thursday 10th September is now closed.

We hope to see you at another event.