Glen Richardson (Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Uke) 

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Instruments: Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Banjo, Ukulele

Styles: Gypsy Jazz – Django Style, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Classic Rock, Theory, Composition, Blues, Harmonica

Glen has been playing guitar since the age of 12.  Throughout high school, he realized that guitar was such a big part of his life, that he enrolled at Humber College to study music.  At Humber, Glen studied Jazz performance and played in a myriad of groups, ensembles and played everything from Jazz to Rock.

Besides Guitar, Glen plays Bass, Piano, Drums, Ukulele, Banjo, working on the Trumpet, accordion and sitar. His collection spans over 17 stringed instruments.  He notes: “I have smashed four guitars in my life.  Two of them on purpose.”

As versatile as his collection of instruments is, Glen is just as versatile in his teaching methods.  He has been teaching private instruction on guitar for over 15 years, teaches a rock band group lesson at night school through the Toronto District School Board, and instructs group guitar lessons at Whitney PS, Allenby PS & Bedford Park PS.  Needless to say, he’s great with young beginners!!

To see Glen perform, he’s always at the Rocky Raccoon’s open stage where he plays Guitar, Bass, Drums and Sings.

Performance & Recording:

Royalty receiving member of SOCAN for live and broadcast performance of original compositions.

Breakfast Television

Released two CDs and performed in numerous Jazz Festivals, Weddings, Restaurants, and Corporate Gigs with Swing de Paris.

Radio airplay on CBC, York University and Ryerson radio stations

Venues:

The Rex, Grossman’s, Sneaky Dees, Lee’s Palace, Big Bop, Black Swan, Clinton’s, Silver Dollar, C’est What, Tranzac Club, Dominion on Queen, City Hall, Rosewater Supper Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaches all ages, all levels and all styles of guitar.  Loves to sing-along and inspires everyone around him.

Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin

Styles: Gypsy Jazz – Django Style, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Classic Rock, Theory, Composition, Blues, Harmonica

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