COMPOSER – MUSICIAN – ENTREPRENEUR – EDUCATOR – INVENTOR -FUSION GUITAR SPECIALIST
Composer Multi Stylist Any style from Pop, Rock, RnB, to Metal, Latin or Jazz Guitar Player * Top Professional High Quality Performance * Recording Session Player * Educator Notable Guitar Teacher 20+ Years of Experience * More than 1000 Students
Pedro Alves Duarte
Pedro Duarte is an established composer and songwriter, and entrepreneur, known for his dedication to the development and teaching of modern commercial music. He is also known to be a highly skilled performer in guitar who embraces diverse aesthetic elements, from pop to latin Jazz, focusing on world fusion. Pedro invented a new instrument called Electric Guitolao. His record “Kilindu” was considered groundbreaking by media, fuses elements from different Lusophonic influences.
The general public mostly knows Pedro for being the founder of the prestigious EMMA Music School in Portugal. Since 2009, EMMA Music School is dedicated exclusively to teaching modern commercial music at high standards), and also for his world music influence record “Kilindu”. Additionally, he is recognised for his work with other acts and artists, and also as the foremost personality in Portugal when it comes to the teaching of a vast spectrum of modern music styles for guitar.
Pedro is a highly skilled performer in the guitar, composer and teacher, and a recognised specialist in Pop, Rock, Hard Rock, Blues, RnB, Funk, Jazz, Latin, World Music and Fusion. Begun playing the guitar at four years old and was self-thought throughout his teen years. He recorded his first album at age 19 and started to teach guitar locally at age 17. In his twenties, he was playing the guitar for two nationally acclaimed artists, and with three rock-pop bands. He has released six records with some of his original work.
He also learnt fusion guitar with Gonçalo Pereira, Tom Quayle, and Martin Goulding; Also attended clinics and workshops by US jazz player Robert Conti, Martin Miller, Guthrie Govan, Steve Vai and Pat Metheny. Attended the Career Mentorship course with metal guitar player Tom Hess. He had music classes with non-guitar players such as saxophonist Allan Chase, keyboardist Atar Shafighian, Drummer Mike Sturgis, and Flautist Matt Marvuglio. Pedro has extensively learned Songwriting and musicianship with Davey Ray Moor from the U.K. band Cousteau. Pedro continues to develop his skills on the guitar under the wing of world-class guitar virtuoso Alex Stornello.
Pedro is a certified teacher (CCP diploma) and a PhD in Music Doctoral candidate at Bath Spa University in U.K. Pedro studied at two different Portuguese jazz school before he graduated in Creative Music Performance obtaining a First-class honours Bachelor Degree (Licentiate) in the Art of Creative Music Performance at Falmouth University (UK), and Detroit Institute of Music Education (U.S.A.). Additionally, Pedro was awarded the Berklee College of Music Master in Guitar Performance. He was awarded a Master of Music degree with Merit from Bath Spa University (U.K.). Additionally, he is a certified Modern Music Institute teacher.
As an educator, it is estimated that Pedro has taught more than a thousand students. Many of those students have pursued a career as musicians and are successful in the music business. Pedro teaches guitar, songwriting, band classes, aural training skills, and career mentorship at EMMA music School and online at EMMA Online Extension School. He also hosts guitar workshops and clinics at institutions and venues. In 2018 Pedro was named head of MMI International for Portugal and Spain.
His unique musical voice is drawn from an accurate technique with the Baritone Portuguese Electric Guitar. His style fuses jazz, hard-rock, metal, bossa-nova and fado. His articles about music are often published by big news and media. His style of playing is predominantly referenced as having influences of Carlos Santana, Marty Friedman, Nuno Bettencourt, Satriani, Carlos Paredes, Malmsteen, Pat Metheny and George Benson.
Pedro’s invented the Electric “guitolao”, and his music is sponsored by Stets Bar Tremolos, Vigier Guitars, and Fishman, and G66-Fractal Audio.
When he’s not composing or playing, he is often seeking inspiration surfing waves, riding waves on wooden longboards at Sintra shore, or any place comprehended between the Algarve-Portugal to Biarritz-France, in the quest to find a decent spot where to surf a few waves and have a relaxed beer.
Pedro Duarte articles about music, and he has been invited to participate in TV talk shows, radio interviews, performing live on radio, and national and international TV. He has featured on TV at RTP 1, RTP International, RTP Noticias, RTP 2, SIC Internacional, SIC, Sport TV, Canal Q. On the radio, he has been interviewed by top radio channels like Radio Comercial, Renascença, RDP 1, Antena 1, Antena 3, TSF, BBC6, Radio Cardiff, Radio Alfa Paris. On paper, his articles and interviews were published by newspaper O Público, Diário de Noticias, Sábado, Correio da Manhã, SuperBebes, Marketeer, and in other publications.
RTP Morning Talk Show
Rádio Comercial (after gig)
Diário de Notícias Newspaper (3 page)
Creating music, for you, with you
Some Recent Projects
Waghorn 7 String PAD Custom model w/ Floyd Rose, Graphtec
Vigier Excalibur SL Master
Gibson LP w/ EMG25 and Stetsbar Tremolo
Yamaha SA2200 Archtop
Taylor 520e Acoustic
Yamaha Silent Nylon
Sire 5 string Bass
Cort Acoustic Bass
Electrified Cuban Tres
Portuguese 12 string Guitar
Line 6 Spider 75
Marshall MG Combo
Ashdown Bass Amp
Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II XL+Preamp, Mod, Effects
Fractal Audio MFC-101 Controller
Fishman Triple Play MIDI Controller
Electro Harmonix Memory Man Delay with Hazarai
Nemphasis Dark Lady “Red Knobs” Distortion
Nemphasis The Muff
Nemphasis Liquid Mind Chorus
DAW i7 8 core 4.2 32GM RAM
RME Babyface Pro
Cubase Pro 8.5
EZ Drummer w/ Expansions
Spectrasonics Trillian and Omnisphere
Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II XL+ top modelling and FX
Fractal Audio MFC-101
Fishman Triple Play MIDI Controller
BIaB Ultra Edition
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