Dr. Ruth Guechtal is a guitar teacher, composer and performer whose goal is to educate students of all ages by creating a positive learning environment while challenging and respecting students’ individual aesthetic.
Her main focus in private instrumental instruction and ensemble coaching is on music notation, harmony and counterpoint, all of which she believes are essential to properly learning any style of music. She is comfortable teaching all styles of music with a specialization in rock, pop, classical and heavy metal guitar. Her teaching experience spans 14 years of private and studio guitar instruction as well as in-class teaching assistant-ships in music theory, composition and history.
Having completed a college diploma and university degree in classical guitar performance, she obtained her doctorate in composition at the University of Alberta.