Welcome

Chris Harper is a Bristol-based guitarist offering guitar lessons in a variety of styles and performing regularly with punk-blues duo HUSKY TONES and as a solo classical and flamenco guitarist.

Guitar lessons

Musically educated to Masters level at Goldsmiths College London Chris has 20 years of guitar teaching experience in music shops, schools (DBS checked) and privately. He is comfortable teaching a wide variety of musical styles (including classical, blues, flamenco, rock and much more) and is also happy to teach the theory of music having passed grade 8 Theory at the age of 17.

Chris has been a guitar student of Alan Thomas (classical and flamenco), Pete Boss (blues and rock), Charles Ramirez (classical) and Hugh Turner (jazz, blues, classical) so has a wealth of knowledge and guitar teaching methods at his fingertips. 

Lessons are held at The Unitarian Meeting Hall in Brunswick Square BS2 8PE or if you live in the Clifton, Redland or Cotham areas of Bristol Chris may be able to come to you.

All ages and levels catered for in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

£17 for 30 minutes
£25 for 45 minutes
£34 for 60 minutes

Bulk buy discount – buy 10 lessons of any length and get an eleventh lesson for free.

Terms and conditions:
Once a lesson has been booked any cancellation must be made the day before the sheduled meeting or the reserved lesson time must be for in full.

If you have any questions please call me on 07876 156 171 or email me – chris@chrisharpersmusic.com

Spanish guitar

With 20 years of performance experience, Chris is effortlessly comfortable when providing atmospheric entertainment and his extensive knowledge of a varied repertoire (which ranges from foot tapping flamenco trickery to sensual classical pieces with a South American edge) means he is more than capable of adapting his set to meet the requirements of any event. 

He has his own PAT tested amplification (certificate available) which is suitable for small to medium-sized venues or can be plugged into a PA system for the larger venues. He is also happy to perform un-amplified, indoors or out. Chris is now available in the South West, South East, the Midlands and Wales, he is always very well presented, polite and punctual. He is also happy to learn pieces on request with due notice.

Sample repertoire

Classical

Bach – Air on a G string

Bach – Prelude from Cello Suite No.1

Bach – Prelude in D Minor

Bach – Bouree in E minor

Beethoven – Ode to Joy

Beethoven – Fur Elise

Brahms – Lullaby

Chopin – Prelude No.7

Dvorak – Theme from New World Symphony

Grieg – Morning (Peer Gynt)

Guiliani – Sonata, Op.15, !st Mvmt, Allegro Spiritoso

Myers – Cavatina

Pachelbel – Canon in D

Rodrigo – Aranjuez mon amour

Satie – Gymnopedie No.1

Sor – Etude No.1

Sor – Etude No.5

Tchaikovsky – Theme from Swan Lake

Wagner – Bridal March

Flamenco

Alegrias

Alegrias Melocotones de Ronda

Alegrias en mi con silencio      

Alegrias en la         

Cantina      

Carcelero

Fandangos de Huelva

Farruca

Garotin

Granandinas Albacin

Granadinas

Guajira

La Cana

Malaguenas

Sevillanas

Solea

Rumba del de nieve  

Rumba Romanza 

Tangos

Tientos

Zapateado para Bailer     

Zapateado      

Zorongo

Spanish and South American composers

Albeniz – Tango

Barrios – Una Limosnita porAmor de Dios

Brouwer – Etude No.1

Calatuyud – Cancion de Cuna

Calatuyud – Bolero

Calatuyud – Vals

Calatuyud – Bulerias

Moreno Torroba – Arada

Moreno Torroba – Nocturno

Pernambuco – Sons de Carrilhoes

Piazzolla – Milonga del Angel

Romero – Soleares

Tarrega – Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Tarrega  – Adelita

Tarrega – Lagrima

Villas Lobos – Choros No.1

Villas Lobos – Prelude No.1

Villas Lobos – Prelude No.2

Classic rock & pop arranged for solo guitar

Don’t fear the reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

(Everything I do) I do it for you – Bryan Adams

Fields of gold – Sting

Hey Jude – The Beatles

Hotel California – Eagles

House of the rising sun – The Animals

In my life – The Beatles

I will always love you – Whitney Houston (Dolly Parton)

I wonder why – Curtis Stigers

Let it be – The Beatles

More than a feeling – Boston

Nights in white satin – The Moody Blues

Space Oddity – David Bowie

Unchained melody – Righteous Brothers

Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton

You’ve got a friend – James Taylor (Carole King)

Husky Tones

Chris performs regularly with Bristol-based punk-blues duo. For gig listings and more information visit: www.huskytones.com

Contact

Email: chris@chrisharpersmusic.com

Phone: 07876 156 171