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John Byrne is an internationally acclaimed performer in classical guitar who has been based in Guernsey for a number of years.


A world class Performer in Guernsey

John Byrne is a world class professional guitarist who has become well known in Guernsey as a regular performer at numerous concerts and events.

John studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, performing at the highly prestigious annual Principals Concert and where he participated in several master-classes with John Williams.

As well as an artiste and performer John is also a composer. He has had several songs published by Chappel Music and has given many radio and TV performances.

John still performs regularly across the UK as well as in Guernsey. His performances are enjoyed and admired around the country. Some of his more recent successes include:

  • Vivaldi Lute Concertos performance with the Guernsey Baroque Band
  • A one hour live broadcast performance on Classic FM
  • An number of performances on Channel TV and BBC Radio Guernsey
  • A solo guitar recital performance at the Euro-Wirral International Guitar Festival of Great Britain


John possesses an extensive performance repertoire of classical solo works but can also be seen performing regularly in concerts with orchestras, or in partnership with singers and other artistes and musicians. He is an adept performer in a wide variety of venues and at different types of events including:

  • concert recital performances
  • private functions
  • weddings
  • restaurants
  • master classes
  • music festival concerts
  • broadcasting performances

Although mainly known for performing classical music John also plays contemporary guitar having worked as a session musician and as lead guitarist with The La's who had an international hit with 'There She Goes'.

John has been living, working and performing in Guernsey for a number of years and
more recently has been passing on his exceptional skills to Guernsey students as a guitar teacher.

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The Best of Guernsey
Music Tuition

John Byrne has proved his popularity in a variety of performance venues and is equally at home performing at private functions as on the concert platform.


He is available for performances throughout Guernsey and the UK.

Please contact John by clicking the email link above or telephone
01481 251211

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The Best of Guernsey
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John Byrne - Guernsey

latest reviews

In September 2010, said about John Byrne

John has been teaching my son guitar for 3 or 4 years now and has proven to be a first-rate teacher exuding passion and enthusiasm which obviously transfers to his students. I have also seen John perform on a number of occasions and could never fail to watch in awe as he plays the most beautiful music so effortlessly.

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In July 2007, said about John Byrne

John Byrne is the best guitar teacher anybody could wish for, whether youʼre looking to learn electric or accoustic guitar. He has tought me for two years now, and Iʼve seen a great improvement in my playing under his tuition! John is an amazingly talented musician, and has a great way of passing on his knowledge to future guitarists, be they old or young. If you want to learn guitar, then go for John Byrne!

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