This is Classical Guitar – Exploring classical guitar with videos, sheet music, and lessons. Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, This is Classical Guitar is focused on media by current professionals and young emerging artists. The editor, Bradford Werner, occasionally writes editorials, reviews, and personal updates. Established in 2012, This is Classical Guitar is viewed by over a million and a half visitors a year, has thousands of subscribers, and will remain free to view and subscribe to forever.
History – I originally created this website for my students (on tumblr). Sharing daily guitar content helps my students absorb the culture and musical ideas. Although I’ve expanded the site to include sheet music and lessons, I still only post high quality content that will benefit my students.
Bradford 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, hobbyists adults, and post-secondary students. 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
Bradford is currently playing: My main instrument is a Douglass Scott Classical Guitar with a small scale (630mm) and small body (commissioned – arriving April 2018). I also have a Cordoba C10 for messing around on and teaching. I have a bunch of cheap guitars too (they are piling up).
A Few Videos
Here’s a few videos with Bradford Werner as well the Victoria Guitar Trio.
Learn more about Bradford Werner at my website: bradfordwerner.ca
Looking for Lessons in Person: Classical Guitar Lessons in Victoria