Carl

Born in the UK, Carl graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London with First class honours. His ‘sparkling technique and amiable musicality that radiates warmth’ (Gramophone) have delighted audiences around the world.Carl

Winner of the Julian Bream Prize and the Ivor Mairants Award (for jazz on the classical guitar), his performances in a wide variety of genres are evidence of his exceptional versatility. As a classical guitarist, he has performed concerti such as Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with leading orchestras and was a member of TETRA guitar quartet. However, he has also appeared with jazz giants such as Tim Garland (Chick Corea & The Vigil) and played electric guitar with London Sinfonietta. He has toured internationally as a duo with flamenco guitar virtuoso Eduardo Niebla.

Carl has four highly contrasting, critically acclaimed CDs to his name and has appeared on TV and radio many times. In 2013 he was made an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

Carl has over 15 years experience of teaching guitar to people of all ages and abilities. His arrangements and other didactic materials have been published by leading international publishers. The American Guitar Academy is proud to have him as part of our team!

 

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I am having a lot of fun learning at the American Guitar Academy! My teacher has taught me not only guitar, but what music really is.  I was obsessed with learning techniques and I have forgotten the fun when playing the guitar.  My teacher always reminds me of the fun when I was struggling with …

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I am officially a music major…

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I’m doing great and enjoying my time at college. I just wanted to let you all know that I am extremely thankful that I was able to have you as my guitar teachers for about a year, and that I was able to learn from you all. Now that I am officially a music major …

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Naturally…

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At the American Guitar Academy, not only just learning songs, but I also got to strengthen my foundation and get to learn how to use various of techniques naturally.  It’s such a big difference between a player who gets the basics down compares to a player who doesn’t.
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It’s been about 20 years…

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I started to play the guitar again after about 20 years.  I am enjoying learning from the basics to something that I have never learned before regarding Music Theory.  Not only in just guitar, but now I have a deeper understanding of music over all.  I would like to thank my teacher, Michael Kaplan.
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