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Lesson: Sitting Position for Classical Guitar

Below is a classical guitar lesson for the proper sitting position. I’ve posted this lessons on my blog This is Classical Guitar but I thought I would start posting them here too as many of my students visit this site regularly. Don’t…

Victoria Guitar Trio Play Suspended Waltz

Victoria Guitar Trio Plays Suspended Waltz (1998) from Elsewhereless by Rodney Sharman Arranged for Guitar Trio by Michael Dias Oak Bay Music Society Matinée Concert Series, March 22, 2015 Society Director & Video: Erik Abbink Victoria Guitar Trio is Michael Dias,…

Victoria Guitar Trio Play On Poetics by Scott Godin

Victoria Guitar Trio Play Selections from On Poetics by Scott Edward Godin Composed for the VGT This is four movements from a larger multi-movement work including various musical influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Radiohead to Mozart and Aristotle’s Poetics.…

Victoria Guitar Trio: March 22, 2015

Victoria Guitar Trio Presented by the Oak Bay Music Series Venue: St. Mary the Virgin, 1701 Elgin Rd. Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, 2:30-4pm Advanced Tickets: $20/$15 Door Tickets: $25/$20 Victoria Guitar Trio (Adrian Verdejo, Bradford Werner and Michael Dias) in…

VCM Concert with Ballet Victoria

Photo and Times Colonist Link. Victoria Conservatory Concert Link. Looking forward to this concert where I play with Michael Dias and Douglas Hensley and present five dances from Renaissance consort music. This is one of the Jubilee Faculty Concerts: Music…

January Student & Orchestra Recitals

Congrats to all my students who performed in the January 2015 recital. Also to the guitar orchestra members who performed the next day. Everyone was so well prepared…everyone! So proud. Looking forward to the next recital!

Bradford’s Studio Recital – January 16th, 2015

Guitar Students from the Studio of Bradford Werner Friday, January 16th, 2015, 7:30pm Wood Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music Ben Emes Prelude No. 1 by Bratfort von Werwinkle Dacian Somosan Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Allegro by Bratfort…

Music at Craigdarroch Castle

I had a great time playing at Craigdarroch Castle on December 27th, 2014. I played mostly music by Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686–1750), a German composer and lutenist who almost mirrors Bach’s dates exactly. I played a C major suite and an…

Douglas Hensley – The World of the Lute 2014

Wednesday, November 5th Chapel at St Mary Anglican Church in Oak Bay 1701 Elgin Rd 7:00pm Suggested Donation of $8 An overview of the sorts of things lute players were doing over the course of five centuries, including some Persian…