Classical Guitar Lessons for all Ages and levels
North Sydney, Lilyfield, Crows Nest, Roseville
Ariel Nurhadi, Andrew Blanch, Carlos Perez, Eric Cathan
We are a team of professional, enthusiastic teachers, sharing our expertise and experience to all levels of playing, from beginners to advanced students. Our method is progressive, patient, tailored to the student’s abilities, for their enjoyment. We help build confidence and self-esteem in the process of learning music and playing an instrument and provide opportunities for performance and music examinations ( Graded Music Exams and NSW School Curriculae) on request
Ariel Nurhadi is a classical guitarist who has garnered extensive experience on the concert stage over the last decade. He has given solo performances at the Hughes Music Festival, Wesley Arts Centre, and the National Gallery of Australia, as well as in masterclasses with renowned figures such as Paul O’dette (America), Ricardo Gallen (Spain), Carlo Barone (Italy) and Karin Schaupp Ariel will soon be releasing his first fullelength solo album featuring a selection of works originally commissioned, edited and performed by the legendary Andrés Segovia (189371987)
Andrew Blanch is recognised as “one of the country’s leading young classical guitarists” (Melbourne Guitar Foundation). Andrew has won prizes in ten music competitions nationally and internationally including First Prize at the Melbourne International Guitar Competition and his debut solo CD Spanish Guitar Music was released last year to international acclaim, “This is one of the best debut albums I have ever heard.” (Soundboard Magazine). Andrew has a Bachelor of Music with first—class honours from the Australian National University and currently lives in Sydney.
Carlos Alberto Perez is a classically trained and award winner Spanish guitarist, he has performed in numerous countries around the world. Carlos has released 5 Cds, created music for theatre and dance productions, and held leading positions in a number of instrumental formations and orchestras. His repertoire extends from classical and Spanish to contemporary styles such us Latin, pop, etc.
Eric Cathan pursued his music studies in France, at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, with Rafael Andia, graduating in performance and teaching. He has performed with Sydney Symphony Orchestra flautist Michelle Hughes, toured Australia as part of the Alhambra Guitar Quartet (2008) with Rafael Andia, Giuseppe Zangari and Claire Sananikone. In 1990, he co—founded the Sydney Classical Guitar Society, the Central Coast Guitar Festival in 2006. He has taught at Newcastle University, University of NSW and the Gosford Conservatorium.
He is the Founder and Director of Guitar Passion.
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