Our Staff

Find out more about our expert instructors!

Andreas Schuld

Andreas Schuld is one of the most-recorded guitarists in Canada. He has performed on hundreds of albums by artists ranging from Grammy winners Raffi and Long John Baldry to Juno winners/nominees Susan Crowe, Bill Bourne, Kenny Wayne, Laura Doyle, Farmer’s Daughter, One Horse Blue, and many others. He has composed music for numerous TV Shows such as “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Pawn Stars”, “Anthony Bourdain”, “Frontline”, “National Geographic”, and others. He is an honours graduate from the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Los Angeles. 

Adam Rohrlick

GIT alumni Adam Rohrlick is a true multi-intrumentalist – being highly proficient on guitar AND sax and keyboards. Not surprisingly, he has been in high demand for over 30 years, working with the cream of the crop in the Vancouver music scene. Equally at home playing the blues, R&B, acid jazz or a Jazz standard, he was seen recently performing with Herlin Riley, Walter Blanding and Victor Goines (Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra).

Dave Vidal

A “guitarist’s guitarist”, Dave Vidal has played with blues greats Taj Mahal, Lowell Fulsom, John Hammond Jr., Big Joe Duskin, Amos Garrett, and many others. A master of tone and phrasing, Dave is regarded as the “King of the Blues” by many of his peers. And if this wasn’t enough – Dave is also known all over the world as being a Tube-Amp specialist, counting everyone from Bryan Adams to AC/DC among his clients.

Robbie Steininger

Robbie Steininger is a legend among Canadian guitarists. He has performed on hundreds of albums in all styles of music, gathering countless awards in the process. There aren’t enough words to describe the many talents of Robbie and his outstanding musicianship! He has worked/recorded with Sonny Landreth, Peabo Bryson, Kenny Aronoff, John Mellencamp, Melissa Manchester, k.d.lang, Bryan Adams and many others.

Tony Rudner

Tony Rudner is the Guitar Academy’s resident expert on songwriting, Latin guitar, as well as the art of recording the guitar. Tony is also a much sought-after and award-winning producer, working concurrently in Los Angeles, Nashville, and Vancouver. He has played with Manfred Mann, Jonathan Butler, Johnny Fourie, and many others. He has composed and produced for countless movies, soundtracks, and jingles.