My name is Guy Crochet and I am an international concert performer and a guitar teacher. Welcome on my Web site where I am pleased to greet you and to help you in your musical aspirations…
Born in France in Le Mans in 1964, I traveled across the world and discovered different styles of musics and met various artists such as Paco de Lucia, Carlos Santana, Jh.Mc.Laughlin, the Gipsy Kings, Manitas de Plata and other guitarists, singers or musicians who largely contributed to the development of my musical imporvement.
After more than 15 years of teaching guitar, playing in concerts, and recording CDs, I developed my own guitar learning method adapted to every styles such as the accompaniment of light music (F.Cabrel, G.Brassen, Manu Bye or Raphaël), Bossa Nova (Vinicius De Moraes, Toquinho, Carlos Jobim…), Jazz/fusion (Jh. Mc. L Al di Meola...) and of course and especially Flamenco and Gypsy (Paco De Lucia, Tomatito, Sabicas, Niño Ricardo…)
I proposed lessons and training courses in France and abroad, which are appropriate and directed towards an easy and fast training of the guitar (technical, rhythmic, harmonic and melodic) by developing first of all the musical memory, the breathing and the concentration. This general education will enable you to discover in a few weeks the accoustic and convivial universe of this unique instrument. Then, thanks to a more intensive work you will find your musical independence (and why not become a professionnal guitar player) by working the basic essencials with efficient training methods, without getting lost in the twists of traditionnal classical sometimes boring training.
Singing (one's songs or others' songs) and accompanying oneself on the guitar, animating a party, or living it up, inflaming summer's nights with frenzied rhythms! Young people… Older people… there is no limit… Everything is allowed…! Everything is possible… Learning without even looking learning… Being filled with wonder while progressing… Who never dreamed of playing an instrument and especially scratching a guitar on a beach around a campfire, or losing in one's dream world to reach other's dreams.
I am waiting for you having confidence in bringing what you are looking for. Absolute beginners, amateurs, initiates, professionals and future concert performers (see training courses suggested), in private lessons or in intensive training courses, I commit myself to bringing you as soon as possible all the technique and the musical quality necessary to develop your musical gifts and help you to find fulfilment in music and especially Flamenco.
Finally, for the amateurs of live concerts (intimate or large scenes) I am waiting for you with the Armidiana or Spanish' Oriental bands (my various guitars duets and trios) for moments of Flamenco, Flamenco Fusion, musical travels around (among others) Mediterranean, Oriental, or Latino/jazz musics. You can also consult the timetable of my shows with the dates and places of representations and the various links Web sites.