Social Media Highlights September 2015

Hi everyone,

Here’s the best of this month’s Social Media output, relating to all sorts, including Guitars, Pianos and Keyboards, Classical Music, Jazz Music, Concert Films, Art, Autumn, London and Writer’s Block!

Ed Sheeran’s debut concert film will be screened in late October Read More

Ed Sheeran

Pianist Bob Karty’s Kickstarter project reunites members Of Oregon And The Pat Metheny Group With an Imaginative Original Composition Check It Out

Next up, Beyond Blues – How to recreate slide guitar sounds – using only normal string bends! Here’s The Lesson!

Mozart (finally) goes to Newcastle and gets a Johnny Rotten makeover!  An explanation


Here’s the ultimate guide to Autumn in London – Get Ready


And finally – 14 ways to beat creative block

We’ll be back with more in October, and normal blogging resumes later this week!


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Electric Guitar Masterclasses From The Stars

Hi Strummers,

Here’s another post linking you to some brilliant online Masterclass resources – Video lessons and talks from some of the world’s best Guitarists across all genres and eras.

In the spirit of this diversity, you can find below some videos by Mark Knopfler, Nile Rodgers, Synyster Gates and Steve Vai.  Happy viewing, (and subsequent practising) and we’ll be back next week with another selection!


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Our Teacher Profiles, Pictures and Videos

Hi everyone,

At Bruce Music we have the best, most personable instrumental teachers in London.  We hire only the pick of London’s young musicians, those who match our ethos of enjoyment, encouragement and motivation, and who are active in the worlds of performance, composition and education.

This post is to direct you to their profiles and pictures so you can see the quality on offer, and enjoy the virtuoso skills in their performance videos too.

Our London Guitar Teacher Profiles

Our London Piano Teacher Profiles

And our Guitar Teacher performance videos – including a competition winning classical Guitar performance from Daniel, a blazing Guitar solo at the Royal Albert Hall from Vic, Nina soloing at Glastonbury, Jack’s virtuoso percussive Acoustic skills, and much more.



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Blues Guitar Lessons From The Stars

Welcome to a special blog post which pulls together some of the best rockstar masterclasses available online.  Today we’re focusing on Blues Guitar, with 4 great video lessons from 3 of the best Blues guitarists of all time, between them spanning the last 7 decades of Guitar music.

First up, B.B. King, with 2 great clips from 2012, in which he talks about his phrasing, famous vibrato, bending and stretching:

And this other one on soloing:

Here’s a short but sweet clip of someone B.B. King inspired heavily, Eric Clapton, from 1968:

And subsequently, someone Clapton inspired heavily, John Mayer.  Here’s a playlist of his visit to the famous Berklee music school, in which he offers insight into many aspects of Blues guitar, soloing and songwriting:


-Alex Bruce

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Guitar Lessons Uk-Wide!

Hi Everyone,

Our Bruce Music London network has now spread and incorporates the whole of the UK.

We are providing our same high standard of tuition and service throughout the UK, in all major cities and regional areas.

To enquire about our teachers in your area, Get in touch!

Happy playing!


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Social Media Highlights August 2015

Hi everyone,

Here’s some of the highlights from our social media from the last week:

Dad gets One Direction Tattoo to win VIP tickets, before realising the small print rules him out of the competition

1D Tattoo

London Feminist Film Festival this month at the Tricycle Theatre

london feminist film

The locations behind 28 iconic Album covers and where to find them in real life

iconic album covers

And Ludovico Einaudi’s Full performance at The Royal Albert Hall in 2014


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Welcoming Daniel Green

Hi Guitar-lovers,

We’d like to welcome a new Guitar Teacher to Bruce Music.

Daniel Green has recently joined our Guitar teaching staff, and we’re delighted to have him onboard.

Like all our Guitar teachers, Daniel is a professional musician, in-demand in a number of areas of the industry.  He has a wealth of teaching experience, in both one-to-one and group settings.  He’ll be covering North London for us, including Haringay, Crouch End, Finsbury Park, Islington and Hackney.  He’s a versatile teacher, but some of his particular specialisms include:

  • Acoustic guitar Technique
  • Folk and Fingerstyle playing
  • Songwriting and Arranging
  • Developing the student’s own style and sound

The majority of Daniel’s non-teaching work is in songwriting and performance.  He has a growing reputation as the artist Laish – under this name, his beautifully crafted songs have led to the release of several albums and performances at venues such as the stunning and renowned Union Chapel –

One of the things Daniel will be able to offer in his tuition is a level of insight into the worlds of Acoustic Guitar songwriting, performance, composition and singing that most Guitar Teachers In London can not provide.

So, welcome Daniel!  And for anyone looking to learn or develop these kinds of skills, Get in touch!

Have a great week.


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