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 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 players such as Larry Carlton and John Schofield. At this point in his development Anthony was looking for a style that had the rock sound with the harmonic sophistication of the Jazz players. This exposed him to the modern fusion approach of players such as Frank Gambale, Guthrie Govan, Greg Howe and Richie Kotzen. These versatile 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 in to his own musical style, but in to 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 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 students can be free to express their musicality under expert tuition and guidance.