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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 is a founding member of The Capricious Consort playing medieval to modern music on period instruments. For Capricious Consort bookings ring Kjell on 0403 672 007 or contact him

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.

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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.

The Viola da Gamba is any one of a family of bowed, fretted and stringed musical instruments developed in the mid-late 15th century and used primarily in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Music historians have traditionally related the viol family as descended primarily from the Renaissance vihuela.