Forest City Talent Education

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Faculty & Staff

Guitar

Paul Kramer

Paul Kramer

Paul, who offers instruction in classical guitar, has over thirty years of teaching and performing experience. He began formal study of guitar while a student in the Music Industry Arts Programme at Fanshawe College. Upon graduation, he obtained a position as guitar instructor at the Tamarack School of Music and continued advanced studies with Ray Sealey, Robert Feuerstein, and Alice Artz.

Paul has performed in many S. Ontario communities, both as a soloist and in partnership with many vocalists, flutists, violinists, and other guitarists. He is currently active with the Artamus Guitar Trio, and the guitar duo Two People. He and duo partner Suzanne Frank released a CD of original compositions and continue to compose works for two guitars.

His students have been Royal Conservatory of Music Silver Medal award winners, Kiwanis Music Festival Gold Medallists, and have been accepted to music programmes at Western University, The University of Ottawa, and The University of Toronto.

Paul was introduced to the Suzuki approach in the early 90's and took Suzuki Guitar Teacher Training in Connecticut, South Carolina, and Ontario. He is very happy to be able to offer his students the opportunity to participate in group classes and ensemble performance through his affiliation with Forest City School for Talent Education.

Kevin Love

Kevin Love

Located in London, Ontario, Mr. Love has performed as a classical guitarist from Los Angeles to Quebec City. He received his musical training at Los Angeles Valley College (Robert Mayeur) and the University of Southern California (James Smith, William Kanengiser). He has also played in master classes with David Leisner, Manuel Barrueco, David Russell and Benjamin Verdery. Awards include the Ensemble Award from U.S.C., the Music Faculty Scholarship from L.A.V.C. and first place in the L.A.V.C. Classical Guitar Association competition.

Local concert performances include Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church, Aeolian Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Museum London, St. Mary's Presbyterian Church, Colborne Street United Church, Wesley-Knox United Church and Interiors. He is also active as a chamber musician, performing regularly with the “Artamus Guitar Trio” and the “Harmonie Duo” (with Jennifer Baetz Chester, flute).

Mr. Love has performed extended engagements at notable local establishments such as the Elmhurst Inn, Willie's Cafe and the Verandah Café, and currently plays at Windermere’s Café. Mr. Love has also been a featured performer at many private parties and weddings.

In addition to his performance schedule, Mr. Love has maintained a thriving teaching practice for over 25 years, working one on one with students of all ages and coaching ensemble classes. He joined the FCTE faculty in 2011.

As an award winning, published composer, Mr. Love has composed for film and television and publishes his own works on his web site Music4ClassicalGuitar.com.

Encompassing a wide range of styles, his compositions are descriptive in nature with rich, colourful textures that evoke strong visual imagery.

When not wrapped around a guitar, Mr. Love is often practicing aikido at the Aiki Budo Centre or volunteering at the library.

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