About Gregory Stone
|Programs Taught:||Private Guitar Lessons|
|Levels Taught:||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Styles:||Classical and Jazz|
|Home or Studio||Studio|
Gregory Stone has been a renowned guitar and music teacher for more than three decades. He was head of the Guitar Instruction Department at Yamaha Canada where he created the very popular Yamaha guitar course, and was responsible for training Yamaha teachers throughout Canada. During this tenure, he also authored two guitar class instruction books, which are currently being used as part of the Yamaha curriculum across North America.
He holds an RCM Grade 10 Classical Guitar Degree and RCM Grade 5 Harmony, Counterpoint and History Degree. He received the Yamaha Level 4 Diploma, highest in Canada.
Gregory has studied privately with many acclaimed teachers; jazz harmony and arranging with Alan Michalek (Berklee), harmony, counterpoint and history with Gordon McKinnon, (RCM) and classical guitar and pedagogy with Eli Kassner, and Robert Hamilton.
Gregory’s versatility over the years has been shown through the various musical avenues he has traveled. Gregory has extensive live performance credits including the Toronto, Quebec City and Oakville Jazz Festivals. He has performed and recorded with many of the premier Canadian musicians including Guido Basso, Peter Appleyard, Ed Bickert, and Don Thompson, and has been a session player for CBC and many record labels.
Gregory has also authored a book “”Bill Evans Collection for Solo Guitar”” which was released through the Warner Bros. Jazz Masters Series.
Gregory has honed his ability to help students achieve their maximum potential. He would be an invaluable inspiration and resource to those students eventually wishing to transition to live performance. He can teach both jazz theory and RCM/Classical theory.
|Designations:||RCM grade 10 classical degree and Yamaha level 4 diploma|
|School/ College/ University:||Royal Conservatory of Music|