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Rockabilly Instructors


Carl

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. 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 …

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Hiroshi

Hiroshi

Hiroshi was born in Tokyo. He began learning the guitar when he was 13. Hiroshi moved to North Carolina, USA to begin his studies in classical guitar at Campbell University. After earning his BA in 2000, Hiroshi continued his classical guitar studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He completed his Master’s degree in 2003. In 2004 Hiroshi went back to school to further his musical studies at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia and graduated in 2007 with a Doctorate degree in classical guitar performance. Hiroshi’s main style is classical guitar. However, he also performs and teaches other styles such as folk, rock and blues. Having taught at …

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Rob

Rob S

Rob’s tastes have led him in various musical directions. From an early age, Rob learned to play many different types of music and was soon recording and performing throughout Asia. Live performances were his steady work due to the popularity of live music throughout Asia in the eighties and nineties. In addition, he freelanced as a backing musician for many touring artists. Today, he is very active on the Tokyo music scene performing in many different genres and settings. Rob has a strong interest in Rock, Jazz, and Fusion. His versatility in multiple styles has ensured him constant work as a musician throughout his career. The American Guitar Academy is …

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