Michael Chapdelaine

Michael Chapdelaine

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About this pro

Michael Chapdelaine is the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world's top competitions in both Classical and Fingerstyle genres; the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championships at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield , Kansas. He has also, twice, won the coveted National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Grant, and won the Silver Medal in Venezuela's VIII Concurso International de Guitarra "Alirio Diaz". 

Chapdelaine is Professor of at the University of New Mexico.

His teachers included the great Spanish maestro Andres Segovia.


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Boulder, CO 80302
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

You play, I tell you how to play better.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Bachelor and Masters of Music from Flarida State University.

Studied with Segovia.

How did you get started teaching?

Professor of Classical Guitar at Unversity of New Mexico since 1985.

What types of students have you worked with?

The ones who love music.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

World tour with International Guitar Night.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Watch his or her YouTube channel.