“Azkoul can make his instrument sing. This is a skill far more important than the ability to whip out thousands of notes per minute accurately and expressively, which he can also do.” THE WASHINGTON POST
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DERNIERES NOUVELLES: A Genève nous venons d’avoir 3 journées de formation continue. Pleins de cours intéressants. J’ai suivi deux cours liés à la danse et aux sensations corporelles: dans un de ces cours nous avons dansé pendant 3 heures: c’était magique! Et j’ai aussi suivi un séminaire sur l’enseignement en groupe, une chose que je fais depuis longtemps, mais je me suis ressourcé avec un magnifique prof, clarinetist de Marseilles.
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Jad was greatly influenced by his mentor, the Uruguayan virtuoso and composer, Abel Carlevaro, both for his own development as well as his approach to pedagogy. In the field of guitar teaching there is a lot of misunderstanding, as too often there is blind reliance on archaic concepts. Interestingly, great guitarists are never slaves to these concepts, even though there are those who still make use of them in their own teaching!
Jad travels regularly for concerts and masterclasses. He also commutes between London where he teaches at the London College of Music, and Geneva where he has returned to his teaching position at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique, Danse et Théâtre, after a year on sabbatical leave. He is preparing a book on the guitar in which technique will be discussed in relation to real life situations.