This is Classical Guitar – A full classical guitar experience with videos, lessons, sheet music, and interest articles. This is Classical Guitar explores the culture and education of the classical guitar. We handpick newly release media by current professionals with a preference toward emerging young artists. The editor, Bradford Werner, also creates educational content, lessons, sheet music, and more. Established in 2012, This is Classical Guitar will remain free to view and subscribe to forever. Made in Canada.
Site Name and History – The site name answers the question, “what is classical guitar?” I originally created this site for my students at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Sharing daily guitar content helps students absorb the culture, musical ideas, and technique of classical guitar. I’ve expanded the site over the years but I still only post high quality content that will benefit my students.
Bradford Werner (Editor)
Bradford Werner is a classical guitarist and music publisher from British Columbia, Canada. He owns and edits the online publication This is Classical Guitar and sheet music store Werner Guitar Editions. He has taught a wide range of students from dedicated youth, hobbyists adults, and emerging young professionals in collage programs. Bradford taught classical guitar at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for 16 years and freelanced and performed in Greater Victoria for 20 years. He adjudicates festivals, and has given exams and masterclasses The Alberta Provincial Festival, Mount Royal University Conservatory, Calgary Guitar Society, Camosun College, and many more. 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 support from the Canada Council for the Arts, has recorded an album on RedShift Records showcasing contemporary Canadian composers. Personal Website: bradfordwerner.ca
Also check out my partner Erin Frances Fisher who is an amazing pianist and teaches piano lessons in Trail, BC. We both taught at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for 16 years and have played chamber music ever since. She helps type out the sheet music before I add the fingering and do the final edits. She is also a fantastic writer and has this awesome collection of short stories titled That Tiny Life published by Anansi Press. You can buy her collection via Anansi Press, Amazon.ca (Canada), or Amazon.com (USA). In settings that range from the old American West to pre-revolutionary France, from a present-day dig site in the high tablelands of South America to deep space, That Tiny Life is a wide-ranging and utterly original collection of short fiction and a novella that examines the idea of progress ― humanity’s never-ending cycle of creation and destruction.
I have a YouTube channel filled with my performance videos, online, lessons and more. You can subscribe and join thousands of followers. You might be interested in these categories and samples.
- Performances by Bradford Werner (60+ videos)
- Classical Guitar Lessons (100+ videos)
- This is Classical Guitar (400+ Pro Videos)
Like New Music? Check out my trio CD
The Victoria Guitar Trio is a dedicated group focused on new music. Our trio recording below features all West-Coast Composers from Canada. Great friends, great rehearsals, great composers.
Victoria Guitar Trio – Concentric Rings
Victoria Guitar Trio (Adrian Verdejo, Bradford Werner, Michael Dias) perform Canadian works for three guitars by Scott Edward Godin, Benton Roark, Jordan Nobles, Rodney Sharman, and RD Wraggett. Producer: Mark McGregor; Technician: Brian Campbell; Mastering: Susana Valente; Recorded at VSO School of Music, Vancouver, BC. TK450 © 2017 Redshift Records.
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VGT Samples (press the orange play button)
A Few Video Samples (7 of 60+)
Classical Guitar Lessons in Person – I currently offer in person classical lessons in Trail, BC but I taught in Victoria over the last 20 years and I can recommend fantastic teachers for you there as well: classical guitar lessons in Victoria.