Tim Henson reveals how his rejection from Berklee inspired Polyphia: “I didn't have a back-up plan”

Tim Henson
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Some of the most influential guitar players have all attended the Berklee College of Music, with the prestigious music school boasting the likes of Steve Vai, John Scofield, Susan Tedeschi, St. Vincent and many more on its list of alumni.

It goes without saying, though, that a Berklee education is by no means a prerequisite for six-string success, with many guitarists of equal caliber finding their own path in the world of guitar music.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.