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Maestro Rafael Cañizares
School of Flamenco Guitar
More than twenty years’ experience
teaching flamenco guitar.
Perfect your technique
at the highest level
Experience the method best-suited for developing
all kinds of technical and playing skills with the Maestro.
A method exclusively
tailored for you
"Despacito y a compás" is a methodology
created to develop all your potential.
Intensive courses:
live an incredible week!
For students who reside in Spain
and around the world.
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Maestro Rafael Cañizares’ School of Flamenco Guitar

 

 

A true specialist

The school is directed by Rafael Cañizares, winner of the National Bordón Minero Flamenco Guitar Award (Festival de la Unión) in 1993. At the age of 18, in 1974, he was a finalist in the National Flamenco Guitar Competition in Jerez de la Frontera. He holds a university degree in flamenco guitar and has been a professor at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) for over a decade.

 

Internationally recognized

The maestro has accompanied great flamenco vocalists like Fosforito, La Niña de la Puebla, Chocolate, Curro Malena, Naranjito de Triana, Luis de Córdoba, Diego Clavel, Manuel Gerena, and many others. He was a member of the group of his brother, Juan Manuel Cañizares, for over 20 years and also accompanied Mike Oldfield in his tour of Spain in 1993 as a guest artist.

 

Exclusive methodology

The school offers private classes to students of all ages and levels who want to improve their skills as a hobby or receive professional instruction. To this end, the flamenco guitar school uses its own method developed by Rafael Cañizares, ‘Slowly and in Time’, to simplify understanding the guitar and improve students’ skills.

Classes: know the school

The Flamenco Guitar School Rafael Cañizares is a center
highly recognized for its quality in teaching
and the high level of all its programs.

Testimonials of the students

 

Some opinions about the experience that students of different levels
have had over time.

Alejandro Florez
The “Intensive Course” I took with Rafael Canizares is one of the most important things I have done in my musical life, nearly as important as the first day I picked up the guitar or the day you realise your love for the instrument. Why? It is because Rafael finds the way to get your playing to the next level, he searches for ways and strategies, and with targeted exercises he facilitates the process. That is what I experienced with my time with him. The way he teaches is with the care and warmth of an uncle, with patience and generosity. It is also ultra clear the many years he has been playing professionally and the time he has been teaching, with the materials he gives for further study, and the ease at which he can problem solve issues in playing. For me personally, it was more than just simply another guitar class, the were beautiful moments shared together and fully recharging in the inspiration department. Gracias Maestro!
Alejandro Florez
Paul Bosauder
Rafael was the best teacher I’ve ever had for transmitting the essence of what flamenco guitar is. His musicality, his ‘flamenconess’, and his personality inspire me. He helped me to realise what I needed and how to work to get it. This is why Rafael has been the best guide I could hope for to show me how to become a guitarist. Thanks a million, Rafael!
Paul Bosauder
Abdel
Dear Rafael, thank you very much for the quality of the intensive course week.
As you could discover in the first moments, I love the flamenco guitar ,but I did not know how to study.
Having no access to a flamenco guitar teacher who could guide me, I developed bad habits that affected both my evolution and my personal satisfaction.
In just one week, you managed to give me study guidelines, make me aware of what I was neglecting and, above all, gave me the saving perspective that I can play well with the right amount of effort, dedication and time on my part.
All that, in a week, to compas of your patient experience, love and your sense of humor that has no equal ?
I do not know how to tell you who impressed me the most, Rafael the teacher, or Rafael the person.
What is clear is that you won my esteem and admiration, and that I want to take classes and coffees with you again.
And when I get to play well, I’ll dedicate you some Alegrías, which is the least I owe you.
A hug!
Abdel

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