Tutor of Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Bass Guitar and Music Theory
Gonçalo's first musical steps were taken quite early. While still in primary school he had
piano and theory initiation for two years. When he was older, he started studying guitar and immediately became obsessed with the instrument and studied intensely to develop a solid knowledge of the basics and beyond. By the time he was 17, he was already gigging regularly with small groups. For the next few years, his dedication for the instrument kept growing and he feverously kept learning different genres while
developing his own style.
By 20 years old he focused on studying and playing Jazz and started a Jazz Performance
Degree at JBJazz, a private jazz school in Lisbon, where he studied with some of the best musicians
in Portugal. For the next three years, he kept developing as a jazz musician. A highlight of this time was performing at the Hot Club of Lisbon, performing the music of Bernardo
Moreira, one’s of Portugal’s great Jazz masters.
At 24 he moved to London to attend an undergraduate in Popular Music Performance at
the University of East London. During this time, he was introduced to a whole new level of
musicianship through his teachers, his colleagues, and the people he has worked with. Playing
with different artists, embracing new instruments and skills such as piano, percussion, arranging skills,
recording, and releasing 2 full-length albums, working with label Dreamscope Records, and gigging
regularly; his appreciation and love for music and guitar was more focused than ever.
At 30, Gonçalo decided to embark on his biggest challenge yet - completing a master’s degree at the
prestigious Guildhall, where a very high level of musicianship was demanded of him.
Any and every challenge that the future brings will be dealt with fearless love and