Anthony George is a professional contemporary guitarist, session musician and music teacher. Anthony is a member of the Musician Union and has a valid CRB Certificate.
He graduated from London’s prestigious Guitar Institute, part of The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in 2009. During his time there, he was taught by guitarists such as Martin Goulding (Head Guitar Tutor for Jam Track central's degree program), Dario Cortese (Course writer for the guitar institute, Guitar Techniques magazine contributor and top session player) and Jay Stapley (Former Roger Waters guitarist).
Initially influenced by the metal and rock genres and in particular established musicians such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen Anthony soon progressed to other genres and added the recordings and skills of Guthrie Govan, Richie Kotzen and Greg Howe to his collection and repertoire incorporating all styles of music, including blues, jazz, rock, metal and fusion. 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 tuition and also rock and pop after school and lunchtime clubs, where young people can be free to express their musicality under expert tuition and guidance.
Music Qualifications / Achievements:
Rockschool Guitar Grade 8
BTEC National Diploma in Music Practice
ICMP (The Guitar Institute) Higher Diploma
"I have been having lessons with Anthony for a relatively short while now but the difference to my playing has been immense. I have played the guitar (self-taught) for most of my life, at least 33 years and I have been playing in bands all that time. Anthony manages to see my weaknesses without emphasising them and develops a roadmap of lessons which very quickly gets results. Friendly, great guitarist with clear lessons. He doesn't impose his own style or change yours. I've tried multiple online lessons, YouTube, Steve Vai academy but having an Anthony in front of you beats them all." - Student
"At the age of 60, I thought it was too late for me to improve on playing more than 3 chords. I was very comfortable listening to Anthony and explaining what I wanted to achieve from the initial 6 lessons booked as a Christmas present from my wife. I learned more from those few lessons than I had learned in over 40 years of intermittently picking up the guitar when I felt like it. Some 20+ lessons later I have never been so enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoy playing and improving every day to the annoyance of my wife. Thank you, Anthony, for all your support and encouragement during this time it is greatly appreciated." - Neil Bass
"Best teacher in Northamptonshire. I’ve been to a few tutors around the Northamptonshire area and by the time I got to Anthony I realised just how much I was missing. A perfectly structured and individually tailored learning programme is built during your lessons which matches your ability and speed that you want to learn. He doesn’t just teach you to play the guitar, he teaches you to understand music in general and get you to the point where you begin to realise certain elements and pieces share common practises and techniques. You will be able to listen to your heroes and pick out parts where you can understand their thought process during writing. All of this is down to Anthony and his professional, friendly and fun approach. Definitely recommend." - Student
To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].