Adam R Sweet was born in Boston in 1962. He participated in a pilot program offered by the New England Conservatory of Music at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA from 1966 to 1975, graduating and moving to study violin and performance at the Conservatory of Rivers in Weston.
He attended the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in Nelson, NH studying ensembles and viola, graduating in 1980. At Hampshire College, Mr. Sweet majored in Ethnomusicology, studying the history of western European music of the middle ages through the 19th century, completing his Div II project called "Universals in Music", which discovered in part, how the music of the Seven Celtic Nations influenced the development of Bluegrass in America.
He studied psychology and arts therapies, completing his Div III project called "Music Therapy". He graduated in January of 1985, and opened his studio at his home in Amherst in the Spring of 1986.
- Fretted Instrument Workshop - Amherst, MA 1985-1990
- Downtown Sounds - Northampton, MA 1993-1994
- Northampton Community Music Center - Northampton, MA 1994-2007
- Keene Institute of Music and Related Arts - Keene, NH 1997-2009
- Hilltown Charter School - Williamsburg, MA 2006-2007
- Sweet Music Studio - Granby, MA 1986-present