Guitar Teacher and Performer


My Myspace Site



Websites of Other Guitarists

My friend and colleague Andrew Mah (Ottawa): www.AndrewMah.com

Francois Fowler and I studied at the University of Ottawa at the same time. He went to study with Bruce Holzman afterwards and is now an Associate Professor at the Dana School of Music of the Youngstown State University in Ohio: www.francoisfowler.com

Nangialai Nashir and I studied with Thomas Muller-Pering in Weimar at the same time. He now teaches at the Institut für Musik of the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany: www.nashir.info

Guitar Forums/Blogs

The most active classical guitar forum with forums in several languages as well as links to many useful resources: Delcamp Classical Guitar Forum

Classical guitar lessons, tips, tricks and interviews: Classical Guitar Blog

Guitar Summer Camps

Domaine Forget: An excellent guitar seminar for classical guitarists in eastern Quebec: Domaine Forget

Music Services

Professional recording service specializing in mobile recording for classical, jazz and rock music. One of the partners is Andrew Brittain, a former student of mine: MudsharkAudio

VanOrange, an independant record label affiliated with Mudshark Audio: Van Orange

Reputable Music Stores

Archambault Music (The main store in Montreal is the Berri store which has instruments on the 3rd floor. Some of the smaller Archambault stores do not sell instruments.): Archambault

Lauzon Music (Ottawa): Lauzon Music

Long & McQuade (Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and many other locations in Canada): Long & McQuade

Nantel Musique (Montreal): Nantel Musique

Steve’s Music (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto): Steve’s Music

Twigg Musique (Montreal, Quebec City): Twigg Musique

High End Instrument Dealers

Grand Salon de Guitare (Montreal): Grand Salon de Guitare

The Guitar Salon (New York): The Guitar Salon

The Twelfth Fret (Toronto): The Twelfth Fret

Zavaleta’s Guitars (Arizona): Zavaletas Guitars


Sheet Music, Guitar Accessories and Strings

GSP Guitar Solo (San Francisco) The best source for hard to find sheet music as well as selling accessories and both regular and high end guitars: GSP Guitar

Strings By Mail (Traverse City, Michigan) Sells strings and guitar accessories. For Canadian customers one of the few US stores that will ship by US Postal Service thus avoiding the exorbitant customs brokerage fees charged by courier services: Strings By Mail

Free Sheet Music

The International Music Score Library Project is a project to gather all public domain music scores for all instruments including guitar at one location: International Music Score Library Project

The following Scandinavian libraries have extensive collections of early editions of guitar music that are no longer under copyright and which can be downloaded in .pdf format. The Danish Royal Library does not provide a catalogue for its collection so the link is to the Delcamp Classical Guitar Forum where the collection has been organized and catalogued with a link provided to download each piece. The Swedish Music Library does provide a catalogue organized alphabetically (the page is in Swedish but click on the alphabet menu).

Danish Royal Library: http://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/viewtopic.php?t=1788

The Swedish Music Library: Boijes Collection of the Swedish Music Library

Tools for Musicians

An excellent site for ear training exercises: Toned Ear

Random Scale Generator for the Royal Conservatory of Music Guitar Scales. Made by my student Braedon McDonald to help students prepare for the scales portion of the Royal Conservatory Grade Exams: RCM Scale Practice