Classical and Fingerstyle Guitarist
Neil Douglas

Neil Douglas (BMus, BEd) has over 25 years of studying and playing experience.  He started playing acoustic guitar at the age of 10 with the Ontario Conservatory of Music in Orangeville, Ontario and classical guitar during grades 11, 12 and 13 in high school. He also studied classical guitar at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto with William Trotter before entering the music program at Wilfrid Laurier University. While at Wilfrid Laurier his main teachers were Hungarian professor Tibor Puskas and virtuoso classical guitarist Lynne Gangbar. He also obtained his Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor.

Neil has also taken private classical guitar lessons with Michael Bracken, Robert Hamilton, Daniel Bolyshoy, Robert Gruca, Drew Henderson and flamenco lessons with Miguel de la Bastide and Benjamin Barrile . He participated in masterclasses with world renowned classical guitarists David Russell and Pavel Steidl. He also participated in workshops with fingerstyle players Don Ross and Stephen Bennett

Neil has worked as a freelance musician for over 27 years. He as played for many private events and as well as playing at fine dining restaurants in south western Ontario. He has taught guitar at The Beckett School of Music, Renaissance School for the Arts, Waterloo Music, Sound Factory Music, Long & McQuade as well as teaching privately.  

He currently performs solo and is a member of the "Latin Fusion Trio" (www.latinfusiontrio.com).  The trio plays a mixture of Latin and rumba flamenco music.  Neil plays and offers lessons in classical guitar as well as flamenco and fingerstyle steel string guitar.

Neil and his first guitar