Teachers

Current teachers at Accent Guitar Studio - Terry Armitage.

Terry Terry Armitage
Terry Armitage has been teaching close to 30 years. Terry has a Provincial Instructors Diploma from Vancouver Community College and a Music Certificate from the Ontario Conservatory of Music (equivalent to RCM grade 8 ). He owns and operates Accent Guitar Studio in Surrey B.C. The studio was founded in 1981.
Terry stood for 6 years as the Canadian representative for the London College of Music (UK), Guitar division which is under the name of (RGT) Registry of Guitar Tutors. As the RGT Rep he has worked with other teachers through the registry to set standards in guitar education across Canada.
He has also written several guitar books (10) some have reached the best seller list in the UK.
Terry currently teaches a wide variety of styles to students of all ages and interests. His teaching has included a pilot program designed for troubled teens at the Whalley Youth Center, he also taught beginner and intermediate level courses at the Vancouver School Board Continuing Education Center, and implemented personally developed teaching course and expanded student exposure while teaching at the Music Man Studio.

You can check out some of Terry’s previous students by clicking on the right hand side of our front page. Some of these students have appeared on the Tonight Show and have gone on world tours and played at the famous Cavern Club, the home of the Beatles in Liverpool.

Accent Guitar studio along with Canopy Productions have  taught and  mentored the following people:

Dave Faber - Faber Drive (604 records - 2 time Juno nominee)

Graham Gomez - Good For Grapes (Winner of Supernova Best Band in Canada - and was seen on Canada’s Got Talent- March 18th)

Devin Townsend - Devin Townsend project/Strapping Young Lad (played with Steve Vai, hevydevy records, Juno Nominee 2012 for METAL ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR - Devin Townsend (Inside Out/eOne)-also played on the tonight show.

Mark Christopher - Danny Echo (signed to Lake House Studios LA.- supplier of music to film and TV)

Christina Maria -Rykka (currently on tour in Europe - performed at Montreaux Jazz festival, RPM management)

Andrew Fuller - Jaydee Bixby Band / Beautiful English Band

Shilo Sharity - Winner of Global TV talent contest

Terry was also the manager of some young bands (12 - 14 years old) - one of which was Millennium IV who performed on local TV, MTV and Canada Day Celebrations (audience of 10,000) they received awards from the RCMP, War Child Canada

Terry was the Canadian representative for the London College of Music (RGT) for 6 years -he was instrumental in setting standards in guitar education across Canada. Some of the patrons for RGT are Sir Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Hank Marvin, & Gordon Giltrap.