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.
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?
Originally from Nelson, British Columbia, Bradford now resides in Victoria where he teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the Fernwood Music Studio, and works as a freelance musician. Bradford teaches over thirty classical guitar students ranging from youth to adults and post-secondary students in the Camosun College music program. Bradford has adjudicated festivals, exams, and masterclasses for The Alberta Provincial Festival, Mount Royal University Conservatory, Calgary Guitar Society, Camosun College, Medicine Hat Rotary Festival, The Northwest Music Festival, The Whitehorse Rotary Festival, and many more. Bradford holds a diploma in music from Camosun College and an A.V.C.M. in teaching and performance. He also holds a BA in history from the University of Victoria. Bradford is a member of the Quelus Guitar Duo and the Victoria Guitar Trio with Michael Dias and Adrian Verdejo. The trio has twice been awarded Canada Council Grants for commissioning and production of a studio recording. The trio has commissioned numerous world premieres and are currently recording an album showcasing their commissions and contemporary Canadian music including works by Rodney Sharman, John Sherlock, Jordan Nobles, Benton Roark, Wolf Edwards, Scott Godin and more. Bradford is editor and owner of the online publication and sheet music provider This is Classical Guitar. With over a million views a year and a newsletter with thousands of subscribers, thisisclassicalguitar.com is a growing digital publication. Personal Website: bradfordwerner.ca
I have a dedicated page just Victoria friends: Classical Guitar 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about Bradford Werner at my website: www.bradfordwerner.ca