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 started playing guitar at age 10, he has been playing for more than 30 years and has made recordings and shared the stage with a large number of world-famous guitarists including Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Scott Kinsey, Dan Gilbert, Carl Verheyen and Michael Angelo Batio. Marco Minnemann, Steve Hunt, Allan Holdsworth.
He studied at the conservatory in Amsterdam and studied at GIT for one year in Los Angelos.
After that, in LA, he made recordings for Mark Varney’s legendary Legato Label.
He played two years in a row (2010 and 2011) at the Ziua Chitarelor Festival in Bucharest with Andy Timmons, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, Brett Garsed and Mattias Eklundh.
Richard plays on the Weaveworld trilogy by keyboard player Lalle Larsson (3rd in 2011 in the Keyboard magazine polls)
he toured twice with Guthrie Govan and Jose de Castro with a Rock-Blues 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’