Glen Goto received his formal musical education at Boston's Berklee College of Music as an Applied Music (Piano), Composition major. Berklee provided a great musical foundation and analysis tools he still use every single day. Big band arranging "Guru" - Herb Pomeroy had some great "richness vs. dissonance" concepts that still resonate in his soul. After college, real-world/hands-on learning came from actually working with dynamic, "listening" musicians... both live and in the studio. Today, he continue to surround himself with music and rhythms from an assortment of genres. If something sounds real good, tickling the ear - he still enter "Glen's Analysis mode" pondering "WHY did that sound so good?" "WHAT made that touch me emotionally?"
As a sideman, he have worked with a multitude of international and Hawaii-based artists..... Kalapana, Cecilio & Kapono, Keali'i Reichel, NaLeo, Seawind's Pauline Wilson, Lea Salonga, Hubert Laws, Azure McCall, Hawaiian Style Band, Rocky Brown, John Cruz, Martin Nievera, David Choy, Michael Paulo, Rachel Gonzales, Robert Shinoda, Nueva Vida, Shawn Ishimoto, Zanuck Lindsey, Damon Williams, Nohelani Cypriano, Hula Joe & the Hut Jumpers, Bruce Hamada, Motor City Angels, Bohdisatva ("Steely Dan" cover band), Andrea Lindborg's "Pele's Passions", Alysa Randolph/Jess Gopen, Sunway, Mathew Pederson, Jamarama Productions(for kids), Fred Schreuders, Vernon Sakata, Ginai, Moe Keale, Melinda Carol, Gordon Broad, Rob Yamanoha, James McWhinney, Jack Miller, Moon Brown, Ollie Mitchell, Music Magic, Asian Blend, Dick Jensen Show, Legends In Concert, Danny Couch, the Honolulu Symphony, Don Ho, Sydette, the Aliis and the "late" Loyal Garner.