About Simon

A lover of music and a passionate educator, Simon Powis has a doctorate from Yale University in Classical Guitar Performance and continues to perform internationally. Simon leads a global community of musicians to hone their craft and share it with others.

15 Minute Rhythm Workshop


Rhythm is arguably the most important component of music. It should stand to reason, then, that we should aspire to master rhythm before all else. As a classical guitarist, [...]

CGC LIVE : Summer School 2017


CGC Summer School Class of 2017 The participants of the CGC Summer School came from far and wide. There were guitarists from India, Germany, Australia, Mexico, the United [...]

CGC 047: Louis Trépanier


Louis Trépanier is a Canadian guitarist (hailing from Ottawa) and a member of the Canadian Guitar Quartet who is the Coordinator of the Guitar Sector at the University of [...]

CGC 045 : Andrew York


Andrew York is one of today's most recognized and accomplished composers for the classical guitar and he is an internationally renowned concert performer. York is one of the founding [...]

CGC 044 : Alvaro Pierri


Álvaro Pierri, born into a musical family in Montevideo, Uruguay, is one of the greatest and most accomplished guitarists of his generation. His early musical education was at the [...]

Villa Lobos Prelude 1 Lesson


Prelude Number 1 by Heitor Villa Lobos is one of the great works composed for classical guitar. From its full sounding resonance to the cello-like melody, this piece has [...]

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