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Andersen, Torben

Torben Andersen

Torben Andersen

I was born in Graasten, Denmark, in 1952, and I have been playing the guitar since I was nine. In the sixties playing in several rock bands and dance orchestras until 1973 where I learned to play classical guitar and shortly after began teaching.

From 1975 I studied classical guitar at Albert Aigner in Lübeck music conservatory and received my diploma in 1981.

A few years before my exam, I created a classical guitar duo with John Johannsen from Aarhus.

Vi had the pleasure of playing church concerts and did some recordings with the Danish Radio station P2. At the same time, I also played in rock bands and dance orchestras along with teaching in music school in southern Denmark and northern Germany.

I have also completed some courses at Prof. Robert Brojer and the south American guitarist and composer Abel Carlevaro.

In 1997 I took a course in jazz at DMpF in jazz arrangement, improvisation technique and jazz theory at Enrico Rosa(guitar) and Peter Brem(sax/theory).

The guitar has always given me some great and amazing experiences such as playing with Pavarotti and southern danish symphonic orchestra at his Farewell Tour in 2005.

Already in my time as a student, I decided to write educational books, and I experienced with different models of teaching.

I have created three educational guitar books called “Den røde tråd” (the red thread) 1, 2 and 3 along with the book “Guitarorkesteret” (The guitar orchestra) which is a culmination of 35 years of experience as a guitar teacher.

Until 2017 I taught classical, electrical and rhythmic guitar on several levels at Sonderborg music school.