I am a classical guitarist, lutenist, and music teacher living in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. I perform as a soloist, in my trio, Third Person Narrative, and in the newly formed Duo Raccontare with soprano, Kathleen O'Rourke. I also perform as a continuo player on period instruments with MusicaHumana in New York City and Sinfonia Spirituosa based in Sacramento, California.
I currently teach from my home studio in Queens, at New York City Guitar School, Brooklyn Guitar School, New York City Guitar School in Manhattan and the Great Neck Music Conservatory. I accept students of varying levels and interests; my approach to teaching is extremely adaptable, yet provides an effective structure for continual progress at each stage.
I hold a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University, where I focused on rarely performed works from the 17th through 21st centuries on theorbo, 19th century guitar and modern guitar. I am currently writing a music theory book for young guitarists and I update my website weekly. Please check back soon for more information.
If you would like to inquire about performance or lessons, please email me here: GeorgeBentonEngland@gmail.com
"George England is a mature and outstanding guitarist...he has well schooled hands and a wonderful gift for interpretation."
- Richard Savino, director of the Grammy nominated baroque ensemble, El Mundo
"George is an insightful and beautiful performer. The care he takes in his interpretation is always audible, and that experience is inevitably a rewarding one."
- Steven Thachuk, soloist and founding member of the trio, Line Forms Hear