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.
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.
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.