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John McDonnell

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John McDonnell, and I teach:

John started playing guitar at the age of 14, learning improvisation and rock music first, then gradually leaning towards classical guitar.

He has been teaching professionally since 2006 and finds it very rewarding work. John can teach and help students prepare for Royal Conservatory of Music examinations, Grant MacEwan/UofA auditions, but can also teach rock and pop music techniques. Most teaching is done through a combination of student requests and a variety of method books.

With the recent completion of the Grade 10 guitar exam John is working harder than ever towards the ARCT diploma.

John also loves playing piano in his spare time, especially the music of Claude Debussy and his contemporaries. John has completed work on Level 10 RCM piano repertoire and is very pleased to take beginner and early intermediate piano students. Lesson can follow Royal Conservatory curriculum or any of the popular  methods.


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