Ariel is an experienced classical guitarist with a passion for music education. He completed his Bachelor of Music with first class honours at the Australian National University, studying under the guidance of Australia’s preeminent guitarist and pedagogue Timothy Kain.
Since graduating in 2011, he has collaborated with some of Australia’s leading musicians and has been invited to perform in concerts and music festivals across Australia and abroad including the Canberra International Music Festival, Newcastle Music Festival, and the Glebe Music Festival. He has also made several live radio performances. Ariel’s album of guitar duets entitled Alchemy was released on ABC Classic and reached number two on the ARIA classical music charts, and was recently nominated for an AIR award in the category of Best Independent Classical Album in 2021.
Winner of the New Zealand Classical Guitar Competition (2016), George Wills is a New Zealand born Classical Guitarist. He recently completed a Master of Music degree (Historical Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, with a special interest in the baroque guitar and theorbo. He also holds a Bachelor of Music with 1st Class Honours from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music, during which time he studied under Dr. Jane Curry and Prof. Matthew Marshall.
George is a warm and passionate teacher with many years experience. He values the importance of music in daily life for all, and is dedicated to helping each student work towards their musical goals.