Victor Svorinich, owner and director of The Guitar Academy®, received his Doctorate in Arts and Music from Drew University in 2009. He has studied under Lewis Porter at Rutgers University where he received his B.A. in Music Performance (1999) and his M.A. in Jazz History and Research (2001). Dr. Svorinich has been a music educator since 1999. Along with teaching privately and conducting workshops, he is a music faculty member at Kean University. As a musicologist, Svorinich has devoted an extensive about of research to the academic community. He has given lectures at numerous institutions including Rutgers-Newark, Rutgers-New Brunswick, and Northwestern University. He also has several publications in jazz history including “Electric Miles: A Look at the In A Silent Way and On The Corner Sessions” (Annual Review of Jazz Studies, Scarecrow Press, 2003) and Listen to This: Miles Davis and Bitches Brew (University Press of Mississippi, 2015).