Your Guitar Teacher

About John

I studied classical guitar, music theory and solfeo (sight singing) at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica, Valencia, Spain, where I obtained my teachers' Diploma in 1978, specializing in classical guitar. My teachers included Dylan Todd (Ireland), Jose Luis Rodrigo (Madrid) and Dona Rosa J. Bosque (Valencia). In Boston I studied jazz guitar with Berklee graduate John Wheatley. I have also given solo classical guitar recitals.

I taught guitar and music theory in many schools and Colleges including Ballyfermot Music College, Castleknock College, and St. Kilians Deutsche Schule.
For many years I organised group guitar classes for young people and adults in Airfield Trust in Dundrum, covering all contemporary styles of electric and acoustic popular guitar playing.

I love arranging classical and popular tunes for guitar and have recorded a selection of my arrangements of Irish Airs for Bord Failte (Irish Tourist Board). As a songwriter, I have composed over 60 songs and released two CDs "In A Quiet Land" and "A King's Ransom". Check out one of my songs on YouTube "Mother Natures Way" recently recorded by Grammy Award nominated Nashville band 'Cash Creek'. If you like the song give it a thumbs up and share.