The Complete Guitar Workshop with Matthew Fagan

Oct 3rd 2014 7.30 - 9.30 pm 

Carlingford Music Centre

International touring guitarist and professional teacher, Matthew Fagan,  provides a unique fun, exciting and informative package for beginner to advanced.    Matthew is a leading instructor with over 30 years of guitar tutoring experience. Matthew has studied with masters John Williams, Tommy Emmanuel, Paco Pena , Martin Taylor, Tony McManus and Leo Kottke.

Matthew is annually a finalist at the Winfield Guitar Festival, fingerstyle competition, the leading Fingerstyle competition in the World and has performed and conducted workshops  at the Bath Guitar Festival UK and major Australian Festivals i.e. The National Folk Festival, Port Fairy and Cygnet Festival.
Essentially a Spanish classical guitarist , Matthew has deeply explored the techniques of Spanish Flamenco, Gypsy Jazz, Celtic, American roots and modern finger-style Guitar.

Matthew’s workshops can include humorous anecdotes from the life of a travelling guitarist touring with Billy Connolly, the Buena Vista Social Club and others. The aim of the workshop is to increase guitar Skills and practical knowledge of the participant.
-Matthew’s workshops start off with group participation in stretching exercises especially for guitar players, essential knowledge for sustainable guitar playing.
The workshop, depending on interest, can cover
-Complete right hand fingerstyle development from beginner to advanced.  Covering fingerstyle  Folk/country/traditional styles as influenced by Merle Travis / Chet Atkins /Tommy Emmanuel.
-Banjo rolls and bluegrass as applied to fingerstyle.
-Flamenco guitar technique as applied to fingerstyle guitar including Flamenco strumming rasguedeo advanced rhythms.
-Flat picking techniques as in Traditional bluegrass and gypsy jazz (DjangoReinhardt) styles

Matthew Fagan is a Leading Educationist and performer with the following qualifications
BMUS-Performance (University of Melbourne)
BMUS-Composition (Monash University)
Graduate Diploma of Education (Monash University)
Post Graduate Diploma Community Cultural Development (University of Melbourne).
His studies have included  a major focus on Performance, Arrangement and Composition.

Workshop Location- The Complete Guitar Workshop Matthew Fagan
Carlingford Music Centre
320 Pennant Hills Road Carlingford NSW 2118
Friday the 3rd October 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Tickets are $20 Adults, $15 Students
Booking essential call Bill Ferguson 02 9873 2333 or email

Also Available - Matthew Fagan's Ukulele workshop Oct 3rd 2014 2.00-4.00pm