Piano, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele
Henry Mansfield is a musician and songwriter of 10+ years experience. Getting his start learning Beatles songs by ear on an old upright, Henry’s musical journey was defined by discovery and the joy of self-direction. With no formal training beyond school choir, Henry began writing around age 12. At 13, he won a local Battle of the Bands as a solo act. After playing in several bands in high school, Henry received a formal education in music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He earned his degree in three years, then moved to the LA area to pursue performance opportunities with his band. Due to COVID, Henry has moved to Vashon for peace and quiet, and to create amidst the chaos.
Henry currently plays bass and keys in Before Our Time, synth in Kyleast, and actively consults for songwriting and arranging in addition to releasing three albums and several singles under his own name. He performs on stages across the world. Henry’s journey influenced him to balance theory and sheet music with the joy of learning and creating, and aims to first find what excites the student before starting with the book. He hopes to create the same joy and excitement in his students that he felt when first learning music.