About me

My name is Renato Candro and I have been teaching the Brazilian guitar style in Brazil since 1991.

I started to play acoustic guitar as a self-taught in 1975 at the age of seven. Later, I studied classical guitar in the Universidade Livre de Música from 1989 to 1992, and in 2012 I graduated with a degree in music composition by the Faculdade de Artes Alcântara Machado. My artistic career started as a singer and acoustic guitar player, in a group that worked with Latin music, in 1986. I also performed in theaters, pubs, and festivals, both as soloist and support musician. The most important event I attended was the Festival Internacional de Violão promoted by SESC (1997, Brazil), when I shared the stage with some of the world’s finest guitarists, including Scott Tennant, Ralph Towner, Egberto Gismonti, and the master of Brazilian guitar, Baden Powell.

I love teaching guitar, therefore, I have dedicated much of my life to pursuing this passion. During this time, I worked in several music schools, like the Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo – Tom Jobim (EMESP – Tom Jobim) and the Conservatório Musical Souza Lima, both in São Paulo. And I am very happy to say that since August 2016 I am a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Academy faculty.

The idea to start this project arose from the desire to teach the Brazilian guitar style to people all over the world, and I am convinced that it is possible. My passion has only grown since the beginning of this project, and I am grateful for being able to help many people to discover how beautiful and pleasant the Brazilian music can be. I started this project at the same time I started to learn English. So you will notice that my English was very poor at first and that it has been improving over time. I hope the same goes for your guitar skills. Nothing can stop time, but we can choose what to do as it passes.

I sincerely hope I can help people who are looking for a good online resource on how to play, understand, and enjoy the Brazilian guitar style.

All the best.