About

This is Classical Guitar
Exploring classical guitar with pro videos, sheet music, and lessons.
Based in Victoria, BC, Canada

What is it?
This is Classical Guitar is an online publication exploring pro videos, sheet music, and lessons for classical guitar. It is focused on current professional players as well the new generation of young guitarists. The editor, Bradford Werner, occasionally writes editorials on his experiences or write-ups on what he’s up to or trying out. Established in 2012, This is Classical Guitar is growing fast thanks to a large number of regular viewers and supporters. With over a million page views a year and thousands of email subscribers, thisisclassicalguitar.com is an exciting publication and free for all to view and subscribe.

History
I originally created this website for my students. Sharing daily guitar content helps students absorb the culture and musical ideas related to guitar. Although I’ve expanded the site to include sheet music and lessons, I still only post quality content I think will benefit my students and a wider general audience.

Who runs this site? 

Guitar Lesson in Victoria, Bradford WernerBradford Werner (Editor & Owner), Victoria, BC

Bradford Werner resides in Victoria, BC, Canada where he teaches classical guitar privately and at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Bradford teaches a wide range of students from dedicated youth to hobbyists adults and post-secondary students. He adjudicates festivals, and has given exams and masterclasses for a variety of organizations including The Alberta Provincial Festival, Mount Royal University Conservatory, Calgary Guitar Society, Camosun College, Medicine Hat Rotary Festival, The Northwest Music Festival, and many more. Bradford holds a diploma in music from Camosun College, an A.V.C.M. in teaching and performance, and a BA in history from the University of Victoria. He is a member of the Quelus Guitar Duo, and the Victoria Guitar Trio with Michael Dias and Adrian Verdejo. The trio has commissioned numerous world premieres and, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, has recorded an album on RedShift Records showcasing contemporary Canadian composers. Bradford edits the online publication and sheet music publisher This is Classical Guitar. With over a million visits a year and a newsletter with thousands of subscribers, thisisclassicalguitar.com is a new and exciting digital publication. Personal Website: bradfordwerner.ca

Victoria Friends 
I have a dedicated page just Victoria friends: Classical Guitar in Victoria

From Bradford’s Personal Website:
Classical Guitar Schedule in Victoria
Classical Guitar Lessons in Victoria

Here’s a video of Michael Dias and myself (I’m on the left). Filmed by Shaw’s “The Seen.” The video below that is myself playing a Weiss Prelude. I’m also in a new music trio which is the last video.

 

Contact: I’d love to hear from you so if you have any comments, suggestions, concerns, or want something reviewed or promoted on this site write a message below or email: bradford@thisisclassicalguitar.com

Learn more about Bradford Werner at my website: www.bradfordwerner.ca