Over the past two decades, acoustic guitarist and songwriter Chris Quinn has made a great name for himself in the world of folk, blues, jazz and acoustic music. His performances have been described by fellow musicians as “a masterclass in the acoustic guitar”, his songs have been critically acclaimed in publications such as Acoustic Magazine and SONGLiNES and his recordings have received airplay on countless radio stations across the world including Mark Radcliffe’s benchmark show the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.
2021 will see Chris Quinn developing his new guitar tuition site AcousticMasterclass.com having been awarded a coveted Arts Council England grant.
The platform is set to help guitar students and fans around the world learn directly from some of the best-known players in the world of folk, blues and roots music. The tuition site can be visited here https://www.acousticmasterclass.com and Chris has put together short video explaining how the site and the courses work
For 2021, starting in early March, every third week AcousticMasterclass.com will promote a guest tutor providing a course at AcousticMasterclass.com. The course will include studio filmed lessons with accompanying music sheets and lessons are accessed by visiting the site.
There will be a free mini-course from each guest tutor plus the chance to buy into the main course which gives them access to the full lesson page and if they buy in time, the chance to join a live online masterclass workshop followed by a Zoom style Q&A with the guest tutors.
Students will also get one month access to the full site – 100’s of videos, the members forum, the Zoom timetable etc. Artists will also be doing a streamed interview with Chris Quinn as well as performing live on social media channels ahead of the launch of their course. Guest tutors for 2021 will be John Doyle, Clive Carroll, Celine Dos Santos, Paulus Schäfer and Juan Casals Mendoza.
2021 Acoustic Masterclass Course Dates:
John Doyle 14th March – 1st April Irish Folk Guitar / Original Song
Clive Carroll 1st April – 18th April DADGAD instrumental / Contemporary blues
Celine Dos Santos 18th April – 6th May Pop / Folk Song and Loop Pedal Masterclass Chris Quinn 6th May – 23rd May Folk Songwriting Course
Paulus Schäfer 23rd May – 10th June Introduction to Gypsy Jazz
Juan Casals 10th June – 27th June Introduction to Flamenco