Connor has been playing guitar for over 15 years. After several years of practice, he spent 3 years studying jazz under instructors such as Keith Smith. In 2014, Connor successfully completed his Grade 6 Classical Guitar exam with honours with the Royal Conservatory of Music. He is currently studying Classical Guitar under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary.
Connor joined Studio Nine School of Music in 2014 in his first formal teaching position. He has quickly proven to be a great instructor to students of all ages and levels. In his lessons he aims to ensure students have a firm grasp not only on guitar, but on the fundamentals of musicianship such as sight reading and scales, in addition to tablature and chord structures. His classical training has taught him to pay special attention to technique such as fingering, hand posture and body posture – he assures that these values are passed on to his students throughout their lessons.
Connor can prepare students for Royal Conservatory of Music guitar exams up to a grade 6 level, and is currently accepting private students for contemporary and classical guitar studies.