Earle Pughe studied classical piano with Allen Barker beginning at age 6. At age 13 he began studying fingerstyle guitar with Lou Arnold.
Earle attended high school in eastern Massachusetts. After high school, he attended the University of Maine at Augusta, where he studied with Roswell Rudd, Chuck Winfield and Bill Mosely. After graduating with an associates degree in Music from UMA, he studied with legendary jazz educator Charlie Banacos.
Returning to Massachusetts in the 80's, Earle enrolled at Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee he studied with Larry Baione, Mark French, Lauren Passarelli and Bob Stanton. After graduating from Berklee, he toured the Northeast playing guitar with The Rockabillies. He was equipment tech with Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, toured South America playing guitar and pedal steel with the cast of Grease and did a sitdown playing electric guitar, acoustic guitar and non pedal steel guitar in Las Vegas with the cast of Footloose.
For the past 15 years Earle has taught Guitar, Electric bass, Pedal steel, Mandolin and Dobro at public schools, private schools and music stores in Acton, Concord, and Littleton Massachusetts.
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