Teachers Guitar bootcamp
During the Guitar holidays or Bootcamp weekends, several guitarist participate. Depending on the type of Bootcamp, we ask the best fitting teachers below from the Teachers Guitar bootcamp.
Richard Has been playing guitar professionally for over 30 years and has recorded and/or played with Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Scott Kinsey, Dan Gilbert, Carl Verheyen, Michael Angelo Batio, Marco Minnemann, Steve Hunt, Allan Holdsworth, Shawn Lane, Brett Garsed, Gary Husband, Jimmy Johnson, Derek Sherinian, Carl Verheyen, Kiko Loureiro, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan a.o.
He Started playing at age 10 and at age 17, started his studies at the Royal Conservatory in Amsterdam for 6 years after that he studied for a year at GIT in Los Angeles
While in LA., recorded the fusion classic ‘Generator’ for Mark Varney’s legendary Legato Label at age 22. That cd also featured Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Carl Verheyen, Scott Kinsey. He performed two years in a row (2010 and 2011) at the Ziua Chitarelor Festival in Bucharest with Andy Timmons, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, Brett Garsed, Mattias Eklundh.
He also Teached and performed live for 4 days with Allan Holdsworth and Kiko Loureiro at the ESC 2011 festival in Sicily, Italy.
Richard is 4th price winner of the wordwide Yamaha Band Explosion contest at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan in 1989.
In 1993, out of 350 entries, Richard became the 2nd price winner of the Ibanez Guitar Award at the finale in Ahoy, Rotterdam.
In 2010, Richard headlined the ‘Meeting Of The Spirits’ festival in Leewarden, Holland together with Greg Howe and Carl Verheyen.
*Richard has performed on the Weaveworld trilogy from keyboard prodigy Lalle Larsson (ranking #3 best keyboardist in 2011 Keyboardmagazine polls)
He has toured throughout Holland and Germany in 2011 and 2012 with Guthrie Govan and Jose de Castro as a ‘rock-blues-fusion G3’ project.
In addition to all these busy activities, he also had time to make instructional DVD for ‘TrueFire’ in 2015 called ‘Scale Creativity‘ and an instructional DVD about the use of chords ‘Chord Creativity‘
Leif de Leeuw
Leif de Leeuw started taking guitar lessons at the age of nine. When he was eleven years old he attended a concert of Johnny Winter in Paradiso, this was the moment he realized that he wanted to play that music too. He devoted himself entirely to blues music and sought out everything from Robert Johnson, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
In 2009 he participated in the Sena Guitar Awards and he won it. In the following year he was asked by American guitarist Sonny Hunt to strengthen his band, The Dirty White Boys, in the Dutch tour. In 2013 Leif won the Sena Guitar Awards for the second time, his prize consisted of a Panucci guitar, built according to his wishes. He also started his studies in pop guitar at the Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam.
In 2016 he was proclaimed ‘Best Blues (guitar) guitarist Benelux’ by guitarist de Gitarist. Leif has already been able to play together with many big names, including Tony Spinner, Stochelo Rosenberg and Henrik Freischlader. Leif has been influenced by artists such as Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Derek Trucks, Larry Carlton, Joe Walsh and Jimmy Herring.
Maarten started playing guitar at the age of 11. after listening to ‘Just one Night’ by Eric Clapton.
He soon becomes fascinated by the Blues. At 16 he started teaching. He has been playing for 35 years now. and also gives guitar lessons for as long. In this 35 years his preference has changed to guitarists like Steve Vai, Edward van Halen, Allan Holdsworth and Frank Gamale. Despite that, his predilection for Blues has persisted.
You can ask him anything about the great Blues guitarists on earth, about slide and about acoustic blues.
Maarten has done a lot for TV and demonstrations at trade fairs. And regularly plays at the big stages in the Netherlands and abroad.
He is always up to date with the latest techniques. From Sweep picking to right hand tapping it is all covered
He has a completed education at the ‘Conservatorium van Amsterdam’
In addition to a good practice, he also gives music lessons at schools and he regularly performs on various stages.
‘Enorm veel kennis op gedaan en plezier maken met leuke mensen en toffe leraren’