Anthony George

 

Professional Guitarist, Musician and Guitar Teacher in Northampton.

 

Anthony George is a professional contemporary guitarist and guitar teacher based in Northampton. Anthony is also a session musician and director of Cutting Edge Guitar Ltd.

Anthony is a member of the Musicians Union, a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors and has a valid CRB Certificate.

He graduated from London’s prestigious Guitar Institute, part of The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in 2009. During his time there, he was taught by guitarists such as Martin Goulding (BBC , Chappell Recorded Music Library, Bruton Music, Unity) Dario Cortese (Melanie C, Larry Carlton, Brett Garsed) and Jay Stapley (Roger Waters, Mike Oldfield, Suede, Michael Kamen).

Initially influenced by the metal and rock genres and in particular established musicians such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen he soon progressed to other genres and added the recordings and skills of blues players such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robben Ford and jazz fusion players such as Larry Carlton and John Schofield. The exposure to new genres led Anthony to then add the influences of artists such as Guthrie Govan, Greg Howe and Richie Kotzen to his collection and repertoire incorporating all styles of music such as pop, rock, metal, blues, jazz, funk and fusion.

Session work has included pit performances for pantomimes and musical shows.  Since 2012, Anthony has been Director of Cutting Edge Guitar Ltd, operating in a number of schools and from the Big Noise Studios in Northampton, providing expert peripatetic guitar lessons and also rock and pop after school and lunchtime clubs, where young people can be free to express their musicality under expert tuition and guidance.

In addition to his teaching, Anthony is now ready to progress further with his professional session musician role.