RCMusic Gold Medal Winning Private Guitar Teachers:
Lynn Ware, Guitar Teacher
MM Kent State University Guitar Performance
BM University of Cincinnati Guitar Performance
RCMusic Gold Medal Teacher
RCMusic Certified Specialist Teacher for Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Guitar Performance
Lynn blends warmth, fun and encouragement with high technical expectations. Her guitar students won 1st prizes in all categories entered in the 2014 North York Arts Festival, prompting director Ella Poret to award trophies to the “Best Junior Guitarist” to Nicolas Lee and “Best in Guitar” to Jessica Gu. Jessica also won the provincial RCM Gold Medal for her grade 6 guitar examination. Past winners include Kevin Gai (2013) “Best Senior Guitarist” in the NYMF and 1st place for string ensemble performance in the Kiwanis Music Festival (Vivaldi Concerto in D+). Kevin was accepted into the University of Ottawa and University of Western, however accepted a scholarship to Wilfred Laurier. Helen Lu won the CMC competition for guitar in the under 16 category, culminating in a beautiful performance of Rodrigo’s Aranjuez Concerto (Adagio).
As a guitarist, Lynn performed for artists/teachers in master classes including Oscar Ghiglia, Alice Artzt, Sergio Abreu, Eduardo Fernandez and Turibio Santos. Eli Kassner was most influential in shaping her technical development. As a young performer, she premiered many 20th century American and Canadian compositions. She has composed and recorded her own compositions on her 5 CDs including:The Many Moods of the Guitar, Impossible Dream, Forest Scenes, and Angelica, Americas (includes Variations on O Canada!)
Tim Dobby, Guitar Teacher
McGill University, Artist Diploma
University of Southern California, BM Guitar Performance
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Mr Dobby is on the Guitar Faculty of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, where he has been teaching, classical guitar, for the past ten years. He began guitar studies at age 10 at the McGill Conservatory with Nick Di Tomaso. In California, he studied with the famous guitarists Pepe Romero, James Smith, and with LA Guitar Quartet members Scott Tennant and Bill Kanengiser. The performance focused Artist Diploma at McGill was under the supervision of Dr. Garry Antonio. Tim was lead guitarist in an indie folk-rock band called Lakes of Canada. He enjoys teaching children through adults, both popular and classical. He strives to pass on his passion and the fun of playing the guitar.
Dr. Michael Lukaszuk, Composition, MIDI Composing, Guitar & Theory
DMA University of Cincinnati, Composition
MM The University of Western Ontario, Composition
BM The University of Western Ontario, Composition
Dr. Lukaszuk is a multifaceted musician with interests spanning composition, guitar performance and music technology. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. He studied guitar in Toronto with Eli Kassner and at the University of Western Ontario with Wilma Van Berkel. As a guitarist he participated in masterclasses with internationally renowned artists such as Graham Anthony Devine and Patrick Roux.
As a composer his interests lie in the use of computers in music, and extending the classical guitar literature. His music has been performed at international festivals and conferences across Canada and the United States, and in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Romania and China. In 2017 Michael served on faculty at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)Guitar Specials
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