Anthony Bierman is a professional guitar teacher and musician from South Africa.
He completed an honors degree in music at the University of Pretoria and a masters at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
For his masters, he studied and aligned his performance practice within the Chord-Melody school, a style of guitar which is rooted within a classical technique combined with jazz improvisation and arrangement. This school was first pioneered by George Van Eps, whom created the historically first complete harmonic jazz guitar playing style and in 1939 commissioned the first electric 7-string hybrid guitar...
Anthony’s musical interests also lies in the “one-man band” style of solo guitar, trying to recreate complete songs on his 8-string that incorporate the melody, harmony, bass lines and percussive back-beat. Apart from exploring the guitar in a performance capacity, Anthony also has a very deep passion for teaching! He has been teaching full-time for the last 10 years and thoroughly enjoys sharing his findings of the instrument with students.
He has fulfilled a personal dream by moving his guitar school to Bonaire, to continue being able to deliver his passion for teaching on the island of Bonaire.
Instruction is currently offered in English, maar de lessen zullen binnekort ook beschickbaar zijn in het Nederlands.