Now you can take jazz guitar lessons with Tony Barnard at Jazz Workshop Australia. If you would like to study with a leading, international artist who also happens to be a masterful educator and one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet, now’s your chance. Tony is a great tutor and mentor for any age and level. He is happy to teach beginners through advanced students of any age and brings a wealth of experience both as an educator and a high-level performer.
Tony Barnard has recently returned to Australia after 25 years in the UK, where he performed regularly at Ronnie Scott’s and other top London jazz clubs. He has played extensively throughout Europe, the USA, Asia, and Oceania. He is also a successful composer for his own jazz groups, television, and stage shows. As well as electric guitar, Tony is a master of the rare 21-string harp guitar giving annual workshops and concerts in the USA.
Interested in jazz guitar lessons with Tony Barnard but want to now more about his background and who he’s played with?
Tony Barnard comes from a family of musicians, and iconic Australian jazz dynasty. He is the son of Australian trumpet legend Bob Barnard, nephew of drummer and raconteur Len Barnard. His brother Adam isa well-known jazz drummer while his cousin Rebecca is a famous singer and TV personality in Melbourne. Tony’s grandparents also had a dance band in the 1930s and 1940s.Kath Barnard, his grandmother, was one of the first female band leaders in Australia.
Tony has recorded a diverse range of albums, 43 of them so far, ranging from jazz and blues to classical, world, and ambient. He has played with a vast number of significant artists. Here is just a small sample: The Australian Chamber Orchestra; BBC Concert Orchestra, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, Dubai Philharmonic Strings, Barney Kessel, Earl Hines, Nat Adderley, Nancy Wilson, Dave Liebman, John Hendricks, Barry Humphreys, Rufus Reid, Jacqui Dankworth, Jose Neto, Steve Winwood, Clare Teal, and The Inkspots.
We are delighted to welcome Tony to Jazz Workshop Australia. If you, or someone you know, would like jazz guitar lessons with Tony Barnard, get in touch now!