Stanley Yates - Recordings

  Masterclasses & Lectures


A very much in-demand teacher, Stanley Yates has taught masterclasses and presented lectures / lecture recitals for numerous institutions, including the Royal Academy of Music (London), the Glen Gould Professional School / Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester), Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cincinnati College-Conservatory, University of North Texas, North Carolina School of the Arts, Guitar Foundation of America International Festivals, Guitar Festival of Great Britain, Appalachian Guitar Festivals and Rantucci Guitar Festivals, along with numerous guitar societies, college guitar programs and arts-in-education  programs.

Masterclass focus:

  • playing technique
  • musical expression
  • musical interpretation
  • stylistic awareness
  • problem-solving
  • practice methods


Lecture / Lecture Recital Topics

(lecture content on request)

General Audience Lecture Recitals

  • The Guitar from the Renaissance to the Present
  • Around the World with the Guitar

College-Level Lectures

  • Bach on the Guitar
  • Albéniz and the Guitar
  • Guitar Music of Villa-Lobos
  • Arranging for Guitar
  • Composing for Guitar
    (for composers/composition students)

  Arts-In-Education workshops

  • K-1: Exploring Basic Musical Ideas Through the Guitar
  • Grades 2-5: Meet the Guitar
  • Grades 6-8: Exploring the Guitar
  • Grades 9-12: Exploring Musical Styles through the Classical Guitar