Ross MacIver

Ross MacIver - Classical GuitaristI hold a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University, where I studied classical guitar with Alvaro Pierri, Garry Antonio, and Peter McCutcheon. I have been teaching music for more than 25 years, specializing in Classical Guitar. I also teach steel-string finger-picking techniques with the music of Tommy Emmanuel, Lenny Breau and Bruce Cockburn.

My music education began in Toronto at the Eli Kastner Guitar Academy. After moving to Montreal, I studied jazz guitar at Concordia University for one year before switching to the classical guitar program at McGill University.

I have participated in classical guitar master classes conducted by David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, and Leo Brouwer. These studies have given me a strong foundation in classical guitar, but I remain interested in a wide variety of music, ranging through classical, jazz, folk, rock, electronic, and world music.

Besides guitar, I  teach music theory, ear training, keyboard, composition and computer music (MIDI).