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Brian mcintyre

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

Styles: Classic Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Beginners, Pop, Folk, Theory & Harmony

Brian McIntyre has been playing guitar for 26 years. Along with his extensive credentials, Brian is one of the most genuine, down to earth teachers one can come across. He has studied with Peter Harris, Greg Stone, Toni Zorzi and Silvio Simone. Brian is alsBrian McIntyreo a graduate of Humber College where he majored in Performance and Compositon. Brian’s musical strengths lie in Rock, Blues and Folk. He is fluent in both fingerstyle and flat picking and enjoys teaching the finer points of technique.

In addition, Brian also teaches theory up to grade 4 conservatory level, beginner bass guitar and banjo. Along with being a teacher for the past ten years, Brian also has a strong background in performance. He has played in an Italian wedding band, acoustic duos, a classic rock band and an original metal band – Casual Damage – with whom he recorded the c.d. “Beyond Repair”. Brian has also performed on television and radio. In his lessons, Brian stresses the importanceBrian McIntyre Vintage Picture of the “fun” aspect of the guitar. This is done by letting the student’s interests dictate what is covered in the lessons. This approach enhances the students enjoyment of the lessons and makes practice much more enjoyable rather than being a chore.


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Top ten albums

Alice Cooper – Welcome To My Nightmare
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced
John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Texas Flood
Jeff Beck – Blow by Blow
Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Thin Lizzy – Live & Dangerous
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
Dream Theatre – Images & Words

Honourable Mentions

Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan – In Session
Remember Shakti – Saturday Night in Bombay
Gary Moore – Still Got The Blues For You
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More From the Road
Allman Brothers Band – Live at the Filmore East
Yes – Close to the Edge
Larry Carlton – Room 335
Frank Zappa – Hot Rats
Megadeath – Rust in Peace

Best live music experience

Paul McCartney – ACC, Toronto 2004

Favourite Restaurant / Food

Indian Rice Factory

Favourite scale

Minor Pentatonic, Phrygian, Lydian

List all the instruments you can play

Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Sitar

First musical experience

I started playing guitar at the age of 13 after seeing KISS on TV

Most influential artist

Jeff Beck & Kevin Breit

I like to teach because…

It forces me to keep learning and exploring aspects of music that I need to improve upon

Favourite movie

This Is Spinal Tap & Easy Money

Why is music important to you?

I have always been fascinated with how music can move us on so many levels.  Regardless of style, I find that good music (whether I’m playing it, listening to it or watching it live) is a gift that should never be taken for granted