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Martin Shaw


Martin has a wealth of experience both as a performer and an educator, with almost twenty years of teaching guitar, music theory, music history and actively performing, both in the UK and overseas. Martin has contributed to workshops and performance classes for Leeds College of Music, Wakefield College, RockSchool UK and YMS Saltaire. He has travelled and performed extensively in Europe, and has earned renown as a skilled improvisor.

Music causes us to think eloquently.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quick Facts

Graduated: Leeds College of Music

Professional Qualification: Grad Dip(Leeds), LGSM (London), Tesol (Barcelona)

Professional Profile: Performer; Educator.

Specialises in: Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Improvisation, Blues & Jazz Stylistic Analysis, Rockschool & RGT Grade Exams

Performance Experience: Soloist, Guitar & Vocals, Ensemble

Tours: UK and Worldwide inc: France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Spain, & Israel