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Welcome to Fingerstyle Focus, the online home of award-winning UK guitarist Stuart Ryan!
From recording guitars on Amazon Prime movie scores to topping the charts with his best-selling guitar instruction books, Stuart Ryan is a versatile and sought-after guitarist. Ryan began his professional career in 2003 when he was awarded Guitarist Magazine’s ‘Acoustic Guitarist of the Year’. He spent the next ten years touring as a solo concert guitarist performing at major venues including London’s Royal Festival Hall and at many of the UK and Europe’s leading guitar festivals alongside legendary guitarists like Martin Taylor and Tommy Emmanuel.
A passionate educator, he was the acoustic guitar lesson columnist for Guitar Techniques magazine for fifteen years. His original pieces are included in the London College of Music’s guitar syllabus and are studied by thousands of guitar students each year. Ryan’s original compositions are licensed through BMG music and regularly appear on TV and radio across the world. He has authored 9 books covering a range of different guitar styles from fingerstyle to Soul. Ryan’s versatility and passion for guitar keep him busy whether it’s on a studio recording session or writing his next series of guitar books.
For remote studio sessions, masterclass and one to one lesson enquiries please use the contact form.
Fingerstyle Focus is the online home for learning Stuart’s pieces, arrangements and approaches to the art of guitar.
“A world class guitarist, one of the finest of his generation” – Martin Taylor MBE
“Will be one of the greatest guitarists this country has produced” – Eric Roche
“That guitar sounds great in your hands!” – Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars
“Super Talented” – Acoustic Magazine
“My friend Stuart Ryan is a fantabulous guitar player” – Jon Gomm
“My jaw dropped when you started playing!” – Chris Difford (Squeeze)
So, now to get to work on exploring these tunings as you suggest in the vid and back into Farewell to Lochaber!
Steve, New Zealand