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 graduated from London’s prestigious Guitar Institute, part of The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) 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 mainly established musicians such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen he soon progressed to other styles and added the recordings and skills of blues players such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robben Ford and jazz players such as Larry Carlton and John Schofield. At this point, Anthony was looking for a style that had the rock sound with the harmonic sophistication of the Jazz players. Researching for a style like this exposed him to the modern fusion approach of players such as Frank Gambale, Guthrie Govan, Greg Howe and Richie Kotzen. These varied influences in Anthony's repertoire allow him to incorporate all styles of music such as pop, rock, metal, blues, jazz, funk and fusion, not only into his musical style but into his guitar lessons too.
Session work has included pit performances for pantomimes and musical shows. Since 2012, Anthony has been Director of Cutting Edge Guitar Ltd, operating in several schools and from the Big Noise Studios in Northampton. Cutting Edge Guitar provides expert peripatetic guitar lessons and also rock and pop after school and lunchtime clubs, where students can be free to express their musicality under expert tuition and guidance.
After many successful years of writing guitar lessons for his students, Anthony was encouraged by his pupils to publish his material so that guitarists around the world could benefit from his unique approach. In 2015 Anthony released his first instructional guitar book, High Intensity Guitar Technique 1: The Foundations of Proper Guitar Technique, which has been well received on Amazon. Book one's popularity has lead to the publication of a sequel in 2019, titled High Intensity Guitar Technique 2: Professional Techniques.
Also in 2019, Anthony launched a new way to study guitar in Northamptonshire with The Advanced Guitar Academy, which is a course designed to give the intermediate to advanced players of Northamptonshire a chance to experience music college-style learning but in a very time and budget-friendly way. To find out more about guitar lessons with Anthony, click the lessons tab at the top of the page. To find out more about The Advanced Guitar Academy, click here.