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Don Hlus


Don Hlus

RCM Certified
Hi! My name is Don (M.A., B. Mus.). I teach all levels of classical and acoustic fingerstyle guitar. I particularly enjoy helping students overcome their musical and technical barriers and guiding them to reach that next level in their musical journey. I also enjoy introducing new people to the guitar. I have an Undergraduate degree in Classical Guitar (performance), a Masters degree in Higher Education, and over 35 years of teaching experience. In addition, I am a Royal Conservatory of Music certified teacher, and a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association. Students will learn performance skills, to express their musicianship and creativity, proper left- and right-hand technique, and develop music reading skills. I’m passionate about helping others realise their musical goals and personal potential. For more information, please visit:

Instrument / Discipline

  • Guitar
  • Rudiments
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • At a school
  • At own home
  • At own studio
  • Online

Specialist designation

  • Guitar - Advanced
  • Guitar - Elementary
  • Guitar - Intermediate


  • 2003 - Master of Arts - University of British Columbia
  • 1991 - Bachelor of Music - University of British Columbia

School Associations

  • British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State
  • Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators' Association - National
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified