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The Beginning

 

On the 1st January 2000, Crossroads Guitar Academy (CGA) opened its doors and welcomed students of all ages and abilities to a musical sanctuary where they could learn and develop their mastery of the guitar in a supportive and conducive environment. 

 

CGA quickly established itself as the preferred choice for guitar education and since it's launch, over 6000 students have enrolled upon some form of tuition, be it formal structured studies or informal "show me how" lessons.  

Catering for acoustic, electric, resonator and bass guitar covering a variety of genres and techniques, CGA prides itself on providing professional tuition where their mission statement "from the complete novice to the established player, Crossroads Guitar Academy is committed to your development as a guitarist" remains to this day.

CGA Founder and Tutor

Harold Jones has over 30 years performing and recording experience in the UK and USA covering a variety of musical styles. ​ In his role of tutor, he has personally taught all CGA students in either 

individual or group sessions and is proud to have mentored students who have gone on to establish themselves as international recording artists.  

He is acknowledged as a fine exponent of the Blues slide guitar and possesses an ability that pays tribute to the Delta Blues legends of the 1930's and their musical disciples, and is recognised as one of the foremost teachers of slide guitar.

 

He has had the privilege of spending some quality "guitar time" with the likes of Steve Lukather (Toto), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Micky Moody (Whitesnake), James Hatfield (Metallica), Les Paul, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), Steve Vai, Richie Sambora, Frank Gambale (GIT), Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Robben Ford, Flea (RHCP), George Benson, David Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Lockwood Jr, Homesick James, Mud Morganfield, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayall, Richie Sambora, John Martyn, Isaac Guillory, John Hammond, Doug Macleod, Wilko Johnson, Matt Schofield, The Beach Boys, Albert Lee, Nathan East, Peter Howarth (The Hollies), Catfish Keith, Eric Sardinas...the list goes on.

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After keeping company with such a diverse range of musical legends, he has amassed a wealth of practical experience in all musical styles and has an innate ability to quickly understand and explain the mechanics of a piece of music and provide clear and concise instruction on its performance.

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