FREE workshop Composing for Guitar 

6pm, Sept 21st, Dalton Room Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre (Upstairs)  

Length: 45mins  

 Have you ever wanted to compose on the guitar, but didn’t have a clue where to start? Or maybe you’ve composed a lovely tune but didn’t know what to do next?  

This presentation will provide you with a clear method for composing that’s guaranteed to result in something beautiful. Why? Because you’ll be modeling what great composers did! You’ll see some examples of guitarists who followed this method and how their pieces developed.  

You don’t need to be a “composer” to write guitar music. If you can play a piece on the guitar, then you’re ready to compose something beautiful.

BOOKINGS are not required, it will be available to all until the room is full :)

About Daniel Nistico

Dr. Daniel Nistico is a passionate performer, author and educator who specializes in the performance practice of 18th and 19th century guitar music. 

Daniel's teaching and research aims to revitalize the concept of being a well-rounded musician, with emphasis on topics like harmony that can lead to deeper musical understanding and provide tools for composing and improvising.

Daniel has published several books on guitar playing, with topics including harmony, arpeggios and tremolo. He currently maintains a guitar studio online and in person, with students from China, Canada, Portugal, Taiwan, New Zealand, the USA, Africa and the Philippines. Daniel completed his Bachelor of Music (BMusHons) at the Victorian College of the Arts and Master of Music (MMus) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, studying with Tonié Field and Dr. Donna Coleman. Daniel completed his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, USA.  

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Image: Eldon Hogan performing Arts Centre, Xavier College, Kew