Teaching
Drew has been teaching professionally for 20 years.  He enjoys teaching students of all ages, and believes that inspiring a love for music should be the teachers first goal.

Drew students have gone on to study guitar performance at the University of Toronto, have won Provincial OMFA Competitions, and have have been awarded the "silver medal" (highest mark in the Province) for RCM exams. In 2015, Drew's students won both the grade 8 and 9 OMFA provincial competitions.

Drew is available for lessons privately in Midtown Toronto, over Skype, and at the Toronto School for Strings



Testimonials


Drew is a great teacher and has taken my playing abiliies to the next level. What makes Drew exceptional as a teacher is his commitment to improving his student's technique and mindset when playing. How ever much dedication you put into playing and learning, Drew will match that or surpass it. This is a rare trait among teachers. Only after 2-3 years of playing classical guitar (one of those years with Drew) I was able to play grade 8 RCM pieces with relative ease"
Ryan Gutterman

 

"Drew is one of the country's finest players...it's an honour to learn from him. Often enough a great player doesn't always translate to a great teacher. Luckily this is not the case with Drew"
Rich Marsella
www.friendlyrich.com

"We have been very lucky to find such an amazing teacher like Drew whose talent and dedication have helped our two children to succeed in the world of classical guitar"
Elena Erdogan


"Drew is my guitar teacher. He is a highly skilled guitarist, and an excellent teacher. He has a gentle, calm and supportive manner. He is very well versed with the RCM syllabus. He inspires students to do their best and to fulfill their musical dreams.

I strongly recommend him -"
Michael Judd, MD



"Working with Drew has enabled me to grow not just as a classical guitarist but musically overall. His grasp and focus on dynamics, phrasing and tone makes him not only one of the best classical guitarists alive but a great teacher. "
Joshua Dey


Starting to play classical guitar in my 60's has been challenging to say the least. I had three classical guitar teachers before I met Drew. His approach was very different then that of my previous teachers. Yes, of course we concentrate on technique, etc., but his teachings encompassed as well a fuller understanding and appreciation of the piece of music. He is very engaging as a teacher and my passion for music and playing grew as a result. Drew is a great musician and a wonderful teacher. "
Dr. Leo Gerczuk


"We are very fortunate to have found Drew who has been teaching our daughter guitar for over 2 years. She looks forward to her lesson and always comes out of it inspired. Drew has an incredible way with kids! They relate to him because he's young and current but he also has no trouble getting their attention and respect. Through his patience and creativity he finds a way to keep it fun while also furthering her talent."
Sue Gordon

News
June 11, 2016.
Henderson-Kolk Concert
Grace Church on-the-Hill
300 Lonsdale Rd. Toronto
Info

May, 2016.
Adjudicator, Brampton Kiwanis Music Festival

April, 2016.
Adjudicator, London Kiwanis Music Festival

March, 2016.
Solo Concert & Masterclass
McMaster University
Link - Free Admission!

August 20, 2015.
Henderson-Kolk Duo perform at the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival
Link

June, 2015.
Check out this great review of my CD!
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July 12th, 2015.
Henderson-Kolk Concert
Events Plaza | Blue Mountain Village 1
170 Jozo Weider Blvd., Blue Mountains
Link

June 21st, 2015.

Faculty at Guitar Hamilton International Guitar Festival
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May 9th, 2015. 7:30PM
Solo Concert
Guitar Society of Brantford
Link

April 27th, 2015
Adjudication
Walkerton Kiwanis Music Festival

April 13th, 2015
Adjudication
Grey County Kiwanis Music Festival


February 21st, 2015
Henderson-Kolk Recital
"Inspired byt he Baroque"
Grace Church on the Hill
300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto.


January 23rd, 2015
Henderson-Kolk Duo perform
for the Great Artist Music Series
Aurora, Ontario

Link

November 16-17, 2014
Adjudicator, Burlington Rotary Music Festival

August 20, 2014

Henderson-Kolk Duo concert at the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival
Link

April 27th, 2014

Solo Concert, Guitar Hamilton
Link

April 11th, 2014
Henderson-Kolk Duo with ChromaDuo
Victoria Chapel, University of Toronto
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April 10th

New Album "Nocturne" available!
Order from iTunes or buy the CD directly from me!
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