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About Kjell

Kjell studied classical guitar with Antonio Losada, a pupil of Segovia and studied jazz guitar with George Golla.

He studied mathematics and philosophy at university, earning degrees in Science, Education, Musicology,  an Honours degree in Music, and a Diploma in Musicianship from Trinity College London.

Having 30 years of teaching experience in adult education privately and with the Institute of Technology, University of Canberra, Kjell is adept at guiding school students and adult learners of any age. He is also currently an AMEB examiner.

Kjell has played guitar as a soloist and with classical and jazz ensembles across different states of Australia but also is vitally interested and involved in playing within the Southern Highlands and Southern Tablelands communities. He is in demand playing within the local area and is often drawn to Sydney (2 hours drive) to play. A recent example being a performance for the Historic Houses Trust.

He was a founding member of The Capricious Consort playing medieval to modern music on period instruments.

Kjell has studied bookmaking in Australia with Dr Jean Riley and overseas in Florence, Italy at the Accademia di Riaci.His work has been exhibited with the Southern Highlands Artist Trail with galleries such as Gallery on Track.

Kjell is a committed teacher and will discuss your program and make a personalised educational DVD to help you in your study of the guitar. He also tailors a special course of guitar tuition for the busy professional. He believes that no-one is too busy or old to learn and make progress.Stay alive, alert and young by learning with a specially designed course for you.

Kjell performs frequently in art galleries, such as Sturt Gallery and Gallery on Track.

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The Guitar is a string instrument of the chordophone family constructed from wood and strung with either nylon or steel strings. The modern guitar was preceded by the lute, vihuela, four-course renaissance guitar and five-course baroque guitar, all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument.

Lute can refer generally to any string instrument having the strings running in a plane parallel to the sound table, more specifically to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back. The European lute is used in a great variety of instrumental music from the Medieval to the late Baroque eras and is an important instrument for Renaissance secular music.

Vihuela is a guitar-shaped string instrument from 15th and 16th century Spain, Portugal and Italy, usually with six doubled strings.