Greg Denton teaches 5-string banjo (3-finger “Scruggs” style), flat-picking acoustic guitar, ukulele, understanding fretboard organization, and fundamentals of music theory.
Lessons are $25 per half hour and are conducted at his home in downtown Guelph.
To make inquiries go to the contact page and send a message.
Greg Denton is a Guelph based musician and visual artist. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and a Master of Fine Art (MFA) from the University of Guelph where he subsequently taught painting classes in the School of Fine Art & Music for 20 years. Key among his works are “anyone lived…” a sequence of 400 portraits of Guelph citizens made as a commission for the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre (now The Art Gallery of Guelph) and currently housed in public meeting rooms at Guelph City Hall and “100 Portraits/100 Poppies” created under the City of Guelph “Artist in Residence” program to mark the 100th anniversary of John MacRae’s poem “In Flanders Field”.
As a musician Greg Denton has fronted a number of local bands including Dry Tickle, The Trembling Brides, The Gnashvillains, The “Scare” Quotes, and his current ensemble The Greg Denton Probable Cause Acoustic Trio. He has guested as a side-musician for Richard Laviolette & The Oil Spills and contributed banjo to the album “All of Your Raw Materials” released on the “You’ve Changed Records” label. He also contributed banjo to Lewis Melville’s album “Noah’s Work” and Jessy Bell Smith’s “The Town”.
He taught banjo at Folkway Music while they hosted teaching studios in their Guelph location (Folkways Music has since moved to the city of Waterloo). And he has taught workshops in understanding chord progressions and the fundamentals of song structure at Guelph Music in addition to teaching private lessons.
He has hosted the very popular Cornerstone Campfire Sessions acoustic song-circle and jam for 15 years.