2021 Guitar Workshop is cancelled, David Fryatt will be guest soloist in 2021 concert
David Fryatt Guitarist an Interview
A: At the age of five my mother, who had as a teenager been accepted into the Adelaide Opera Company, and my father, who was a lover of classical music, decided that I should learn to sing, and they arranged for me to attend singing lessons.
My singing teacher thought that it would be good for me to learn to play the piano and at the age of six, I started piano lessons.
When I was eight, I asked Mum if I could learn to play the classical guitar as I had seen John Williams playing the guitar on the television, and I had an instant attraction to the instrument. However, in my home town of Kempsey no one taught the classical guitar. My next-door neighbour James Thomas who was very musical, played the grand piano and I often heard him practising. He also played the violin, and Mum and Dad decided that I should learn the violin from James, and I started lessons when I was nine.
Thanks for chatting David. A remarkable story of tenacity and endurance; from almost losing the ability to use your hands at all, from that dreadful accident, to proficiency with a musical instrument that requires enormous dexterity, and all the while becoming a partner in a law firm and finally running your own legal practice. Wow!
You can read more about David or order a CD from his website www.davidfryatt.com.