THE ACADEMY of ST OLAVE’S  John Mackenzie

John Mackenzie is a well known guitar teacher in the York area, combining teaching with performing and recording.

John Mackenzie

Guitar Soloist

John Mackenzie is a well known guitar teacher in the York area, combining teaching with performing and recording.

John was born in York in 1950, and took up the guitar in 1959. He qualified as a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a guitar performer, and as a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music as a guitar teacher.

In 1971 John was appointed senior tutor of the guitar at York Music Centre, leaving in 1974 to teach at St. Peter’s School, and subsequently taking up concurrent guitar teaching posts at Bootham, Huntington and Pocklington Schools; combining teaching with performing and recording.

Having given many concerts and numerous radio broadcasts, John was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1976, and became a Fellow of London College of Music later the same year. In 1984 he moved to a single teaching post at Ampleforth College, and since 1999 has also taught the guitar part-time at Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick.

June 2002

John Mackenzie
Concerto performances with the Academy of St Olave’s

Saturday 22 June 2002

RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez