Marc Galea

Marc is a session guitarist, RGT Registered Tutor with 13 years teaching experience ,published his own method books and released 2 ep’s and 2 albums. In 2008 and 2009 Marc was awarded the internationally-acclaimed RGT Guitar Tutor of the Year Award Finalist award

Marc started learning classical guitar at age 11 but immediately exchanged it for an electric guitar after hearing Brian May play. Following a trip to Cardiff to see Joe Satriani in concert when he was 16 years old, he decided to take up guitar professionally and set about studying with intent and practicing with his first serious band Juicy Affair.

During 2001 Marc held a teaching post in a state school in Malta and in that same year he produced and presented the innovative successful TV series B’Sitt Kordi (with six strings ) on Local Television where he taught basic guitar and interviewed established guitarists in Malta.

In 2002 Marc went to the UK to study with leading guitar tutor John Mizarolli. John inspired him to further his studies and in 2005 he graduated with an LLCM TD Diploma from RGT as a professional guitar tutor and FLCM diploma in performance and in 2005 attended a Berklee University summer jazz course in Perugia, where he studied with Jim Kelly and Mark White.

In august ’07 while working as a session guitarist with Ivan Filletti, Marc shared the stage with Italian singer songwriter Claudio Baglioni performing during widely publicized O’SCIA concert in Valletta waterfront.

In December 2008 and 2009 marc worked with Guitarist Phil Hilborne and and bassist Neil Murray (Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Brian May, Gary moore ) on two guitar master class at the Euro Institute and a concert. . Marc was also featured teaching guitar during a TV series called Bands. This program was aired every week on TVM between October till December 08.

Marc together with guitarist Steve Delia opened for legendary acoustic guitar player Gordon Giltrap during the second half of his concert, organized by Masquerade theatre company at the Manoel Theatre on the 6th may 08. In September 09 Tech Music schools became partners with the Euro Institute of Music; They organized a master class at the euro institute where marc worked with legend guitarist John Wheatcroft.

During 2010 Marc had also a chance to work with one of his teens idol Legend rock singer of Krokus Marc Storace whom they performed an acoustic set at the Hard rock cafe.

Marc has played in many events and musicals and The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and recently was part of Rockestra. He also works as a session guitarist in the studio for various local artists and currently plays with Versatile Brass band under the direction of Mro. Paul Borg. Together with his band he was part of the Malta Jazz festival 2011 and in August same year played in Jazz festival in Sicily.

In 2012 Marc published a guitar method book titled A Step by Step Approach for the Modern Guitar Player. Spread over 30 lessons and divided into 6 chapters, the book is unique in that it covers 4 years’ tuition, from beginners to advanced level.