Diego Rodriguez

Alumni Teaching Artist (Music)

Diego has played music for almost half of his life. He is predominantly a guitar player but also plays the drums, bass, vocals, and a bit of piano. He has been in many local bands like All Winter Long, Philosopher’s Ray Gun, and Mmmbueno. When it comes to music he like things that are intense and diverse, music that can physically wear you out but can expand and evolve which are characteristics he tries to capture when composing. Writing music through the Art of Elan partnership in 2014 has allowed him to widen his view when it comes to writing a song, instead of trying to play the most interesting and complex melody or rhythm, he tries to write what is best for the song. Diego believes music can bring out the most intense and primal emotions but when played and written right can also make someone look at the world with some emotional maturity.