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Apr 11, 2021



CCAC Virtual Master Class Series: Stanley Yates

All Ages

Sunday, April 11 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

British-born guitarist Stanley Yates enjoys an international career as concert performer and recording artist, teacher, arranger, and scholar. He has been described as “one of an elite breed of guitarists” (Classical Guitar Magazine), praised for the “transcendent quality of his interpretations”(Fort Worth Star Telegram), recognized for his “musical instinct and brilliant technique” (Suonare, Italy). He has been the subject of interviews, articles and extended reviews in many national and international guitar magazines including, Guitare Aktue l (Germany), Il fronimo (Italy), Fingerstyle (US), Soundboard (US), Guitar International (UK), Fingerstyle Review (US), Teaching Guitar (US), Suonare (Italy), Classical Guitar (England). He is also featured in The Classical Guitar: Its Evolution, Players and Personalities Since 1800 and Instrumental Influences: Reflections on the Classical Guitar from the Instrument’s Most Influential Performers and Pedagogues.

A past prize-winner in such prestigious performance competitions as the Myra Hess (London) and the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, he has performed as recitalist and concerto soloist at major venues throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in Asia, South America, and Australia. His 1997 transcription and recording of the Bach cello suites received international attention, being described as “immaculate…a major landmark” (Classical Guitar, England), “elegant and persuasive…a transcription that makes history” (Suonare, Italy), “distinguished…refreshing” (Soundboard, USA), “compelling and technically flawless” (American Record Guide).

As a Master Class participant, you may present a piece, along with specific questions. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to observe and learn from your fellow participants, along with Stanly’s expert coaching and advice.

  • Session: Sunday, April 11 from 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Cost: $50/session
  • What to bring to master class: 
    • Your guitar (please tune and warm-up beforehand).
    • A guitar piece you are currently working on.
    • Questions for Stanley Yates.
    • A pencil with eraser.
    • An open, “beginner mind”.
  • How to Register: Contact Manuel Susarret at to register and receive Zoom meeting details.

Important considerations for meeting virtually: 

  • Well-lit space (light source in front or to the side, not behind you)
  • Straight-back, armless chair
  • Music stand (or a second chair) for your music 
  • WiFi-connected device


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