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Marco offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

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Personal Description:

Marco has been described as “a versatile musician, a classical guitarist who likes to look outside his window”. The gift of composition has led him to seek ideas outside the normal parameters of the classical guitar. His principal aim has always been to create new compositions for the classical guitar, rather than adaptations of music from other instruments or sources. He says “I like to implement and adapt ideas from the outside, mould them and make them a property of the guitar, rather than make the guitar a property of the transcription".
At the same time, turns this idea on its head by taking ideas that come from the guitar and adapting them to other musical contexts. This is frequently his method in composing film scores or rock music. This approach comes from his early learning and family roots: his family were artist-artisans and had, as friends, opera, rock and classical musicians, painters and sculptors. He has an enduring love of 60's and 70's music of various styles, including the most beautiful period of classical music recordings.
says he does not seek originality in music, but believes in the uniqueness of a composition stemming from many factors, including the character and ability of the performer.
’s ideas are underpinned by a solid practical and theoretical education: he describes a “progressive and passionate study of music theory and the guitar” at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto under John Perrone and later in Rome under Mario Gangi. As a schoolboy, he also learned to play the blues from a street musician, giving him another perspective on the guitar.
’s music career has suffered challenges and interruptions which have obliged him to explore new directions. He has made many original recordings, ranging from classical guitar to rock

Tutoring Experience:

Hi my name is Marco, I have been happily teaching the guitar for over 35 years in different countries with different mentalities, customs, cultures and approach to things, but nevertheless one thing links them all: the love for music in all its aspects. As a musician I find that this beautifully represents the real international language that is able to bring together all souls and brings them to the higher level of conscience in the most natural and delightful way. I am a great teacher when I have a great student! In other words the more a student wants to learn the more I give, remember that the student sets the pace and is his real own teacher and the teacher is a manager, the adviser and coach.

Tutoring Approach:

I am a great teacher when I have a great student! In other words the more a student wants to learn the more I give, remember that the student sets the pace and is his real own teacher and the teacher is a manager, the advisor and coach. When this formula works well incredible results can be achieved. I am very easy going and patient, I have lots and lots of teaching experience and a well set method that is aimed at giving maximum results in the shortest time possible.
I usually accept students that want to learn acoustic and classical guitar, a large range from blues and rock to the most sophisticated classical music that tops it all! Often many of my students do both, as much more than meets the eye can be learned and used in whatever future project an ambitious student may have or just for fun.
You can contact me for further details, I usually offer a free consultation where a proper teaching program assessment can be made as well.
I teach to up to grade 8 and above!

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1992) - Music Performer/Teacher (Professional) (✘ Not On File)

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