Lloyd English has been a professional performer, teacher, songwriter, choir director and producer for over 30 years and has worked and studied with some of the most well known artists in the Canadian music industry. He has performed in stadiums, concert halls, city club venues, lounges, hotels and everything in between. His music has been played all over the world on Major Television and Radio Networks.
His past teaching appointments have included the Guitar Academy-Toronto and the Academy of the Arts, Vancouver. Lloyd’s producing credits include his album ” Dances of the Veils” and locally the “Mariah Dantu” album and the Michael Wood Band as well as numerous other Indie projects. Many of Lloyd’s former students have gone on to professional musical careers. During his career Lloyd has directed music programs in several church denominations as well masterworks concert choirs with small orchestra.
From Lloyd’s Students:
“Lloyd has been my teacher for the past year. During that time I have learned more about guitar playing than in the past 20 years. Lloyd makes the lessons both interesting and challenging. I really look forward to my lessons every week. His knowledge of music theory is the best I’ve come across in a guitar teacher. I’m actually learning my way around the fretboard and learning the rules of music thanks to Lloyd. This is allowing me not only to play songs but to jam effectively with other players which has been my goal all along. Thank you Lloyd.
Lloyd has also published a series of Instructional books for guitar:
Guitar Scales – A Practical Guide to Understanding the Guitar Fretboard
Guitar Triads – A Functional Understanding of Chord Construction
Guitar Arpeggios – For The Improvising Guitarist
Currently Lloyd records and composes for television in his home studio on Salt Spring Island and performs regularly as a freelance jazz guitarist . He is in the process of mixing his latest instrumental jazz album due for release this year. Lloyd’s latest venture is an all original music licensing site that provides music for the TV industry. His license placements include the Oprah Winfrey show, Much Music, American Express, Holmes Makes It Right and scores of others.
Lloyd has also produced recordings and albums for several of his songwriting students.
“Dances of the Veils” is an acoustic guitar album written and performed by Lloyd along with co-writer Sia Samimi.
Album by Lloyd English & Sia Samimi
Lloyd teaches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call for current openings.