Robert S. Squires

Instructor in Music
Robert Squires


B.Mus. University of Massachusetts - Lowell


Mr. Squires is widely known as the former lead guitarist for the rock band Beatlejuice, owns two distinctly different musical personae. While attending UMass Lowell from 1974 to 1981, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance, he was a classical guitar performance major and won two silver medals in prestigious international competitions. Guitar ’78 and Guitar ’81 in Toronto brought him instant recognition as well as his appointment as an instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught since 1979. His students have won Grammy Awards and collaborated with Bob Dylan. He initiated the ongoing Exeter Association of Rock at the Academy some 30 years ago.

Mr. Squires performed with Beatlejuice who are mainly localized in the Boston area and along the East Coast, but as a solo concert artist he has performed in South America and Canada as well as the United States. He has performed frequently for the Boston Classical Guitar Society and at venues in the Boston area including the Hammond Castle Museum, the Beauport Museum and the Cape Ann Historical Museum.

Rock and Classical Performances

Boston’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade for 300,000 people, July 13, 2002, and Boston Marathon Finish Line performances with Beatlejuice, among the band’s approximately 1,000 performances

Solo performances and Master Classes in the United States, South America and Canada

Lead guitarist with the Ben Orr Band (former Cars bassist), 2000 through 2002

Memorial concert for Joaquin Rodrigo at Longy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, soloist and ensemble, 1999

Lead guitarist with Get Back 1993 and1994; lead guitarist with Merseyside 1990 to 1992

Recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, 1992

Boston Classic Guitar Society numerous solo concerts, 1980s and ’90s

Soloist with Essex Symphony Orchestra, 1990: Joaquín Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez”

Soloist with Patty McCarty with North Shore Philharmonic in Paganini’s “Grosse Concerto for Viola”

WGBH Boston, Segovia Tribute Concert featured soloist, 1987

Soloist with Chamber Orchestra of Cape Ann 1981 and 1982: Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto in A, Giuliani’s 2nd Guitar Concerto in A major, Joaquín Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre”

Solo concert, Rhode Island Guitar Guild

Hammond Castle Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts, numerous solo concerts, 1980 to 1987

Newton Arts Association solo concert, Newton, Massachusetts

Gloucester Arts Association solo concerts, Gloucester, Massachusetts