Meet Travis

Travis Palladino, founder & director of Music Flow LLC.

Travis first began his journey in music at the age of 11 in Kennett Square, PA when he received a Fender Stratocaster as a birthday gift from his parents.  After learning songs from a variety of artists in his early teens, Travis gravitated towards the influence of icons such as David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and Dave Matthews to form his platform for learning.  With some pointers from his musical father (and of course some noise tolerance from his whole family), Travis grabbed a hold of key ideas and styles from these influences among others to become a self-taught improvisational guitar player.  Throughout his younger years, he enjoyed collaborating with other musicians to build melodies by ear that would serve to create and enhance music of all kinds.

While continuing to practice guitar and pursue musical collaboration, Travis attended college at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2008.  This lead to an initial career opportunity in Atlanta GA with the James M Pleasants Company as a sales engineer in commercial building system solutions.  This opportunity allowed for immense personal growth for Travis in developing client relationships and creating adaptive solutions over a period of 7 years.  

However, throughout his young professional life, Travis felt an increasing motivation from deep within to pursue music in a much greater and more meaningful extent.  In 2014, he began further studying music and creative learning methods in Atlanta under Vision Music Live, a premier and empowering instruction company in the area.  One year later, he decided it was the right time to take a full-time approach with music in a new area of the country.  Combining his knowledge and love of music with his skill sets from sales and business development, Travis moved to Bend OR in the summer of 2015 where he created Music Flow shortly after arrival.  More recently, he performed lead guitar in Shrek the Musical and is now pursuing a new collaborative music project.

Travis believes that each person in this world is granted a unique set of gifts for the purpose of discovering and sharing with others. It is this never-ending journey of self-discovery and impacting the lives of other people that motivates him each and every day to continue creating his path and pushing forward.

Travis currently resides in Bend, Oregon.  Outside of music, Travis enjoys golf, snowboarding, group fitness, yoga, and local volunteer work. 

Our oldest son has been learning piano with Music Flow for almost two years. He also just began learning to play guitar! Our youngest son started about 6 months ago. Our instructor is wonderful! He is very patient, kind, and knowledgeable. He follows our children’s lead while at the same time gently steering them in the direction they need to go to learn the skills to play music. The recitals are great events which create a very supportive environment that help motivate the boys to play and practice.  They are well planned and so sweet to watch and experience. We are so grateful for the fantastic instruction and joy of music in our home that Music Flow has brought!

Sarah Fate (mother)