Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Music Theory.
Anthony George is a professional contemporary guitarist and guitar teacher based in Northampton. Anthony is also a session musician and director of Cutting Edge Guitar Ltd. Anthony is a member of the Musicians Union and holds a valid DBS Certificate. He graduated from London’s prestigious Guitar Institute, part of The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in 2009. During his time there, he was taught by guitarists such as Martin Goulding (BBC , Chappell Recorded Music Library, Bruton Music, Unity) Dario Cortese (Melanie C, Larry Carlton, Brett Garsed) and Jay Stapley (Roger Waters, Mike Oldfield, Suede, Michael Kamen). Initially influenced by the metal and rock genres and in particular established musicians such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen he soon progressed to other genres and added the recordings and skills of blues players such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robben Ford and jazz fusion players such as Larry Carlton and John Schofield. This exposure to new genres led Anthony to add the influences of artists such as Guthrie Govan, Greg Howe and Richie Kotzen to his collection and repertoire incorporating all styles of music such as pop, rock, metal, blues, jazz, funk and fusion. Session work has included pit performances for pantomimes and musical shows. Since 2012, Anthony has been Director of Cutting Edge Guitar Ltd, operating in a number of schools during the day, and from the Big Noise Studios in Northampton during evenings and weekends. Cutting Edge Guitar provides expert peripatetic guitar lessons and also rock and pop after school and lunchtime clubs, where students can be free to express their musicality under expert tuition and guidance. Anthony has also recently published his first instructional guitar book, High Intensity Guitar Technique book 1, part of a three part series Anthony hopes to complete in the near future. Alongside his teaching, Anthony regularly performs in theatres, clubs and bars playing in musical shows, rock and pop function bands and with his jazz guitar duo Elektrik Jazz.
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