Guitar Lessons in Victoria, BC

Guitar Lesson in Victoria, Bradford WernerGuitar lessons in Victoria, BC, Canada, with Bradford Werner at the Fernwood Music Studio or the Victoria Conservatory of Music. I’m currently accepting new students of all levels and ages. I teach at two locations, a very nice private studio in Fernwood Square and at the Victoria Conservatory of Music located downtown Victoria. I regularly teach a studio of 30 one-on-one lessons as well as chamber music coaching and classes. I primarily teach classical guitar, but I also accept students steel-string and electric guitar if they are enthused and ready to learn. Additional lessons in music theory, history, and musicianship are available. I enjoy teaching a variety of students from determined youth, post-secondary students, to hobbyist adults. Don’t be intimidated, I love sharing music with people and strive to make everyone feel comfortable and supported. I’ve been teaching at the Conservatory for around 12 years.

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Classical Guitar Lessons
I primarily teach and perform on classical guitar. The classical guitar is a nylon string instrument played with the fingers and has a musical history ranging from the Renaissance era to modern times, Latin and Spanish music, and many cross-over styles when it comes to contemporary compositions. Students of the classical guitar learn all the same things that pianists, violinists, and other orchestral musicians learn. It is likely the most versatile musical instrument in terms of styles and eras of music. My classical students also learn some popular music and chords as well. In the end, the classical students learn everything!

Steel-string Acoustic & Electric Guitar Lessons
I teach a limited number of steel-string students who wish to learn both popular styles, chords, melodies, and fingerstyle guitar arrangements. As long as the student is interested in learning about how music works, basic reading skills, and is willing to play some set educational material on top of their own interests then I enjoy teaching them. I also really like for my popular style students to learn solo arrangements so they can perform solo if they choose. So many guitarists are left out if they don’t play in a band or sing so learning some solo arrangements ensures they have something to play for others if they choose.

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