Doug de Vries covers the breadth from nylon string classical and Brazilian guitar to steel string finger-style & plectrum genres and jazz and blues electric guitar.

Doug teaches at Melbourne University and limited private students on request.
Lesson bookings: (online or in person in Bentleigh, Vic, Australia)
SMS Diana + 61 (0)433 855 580 / Email: dideeclark@gmail.com

In 2023 we created Bossa Nova Boot Camp for Acoustic Guitar
Treasures of Brazilian Guitar & Choro 
Masterclass series 1 & 2

with the brilliant Doug de Vries 

"Doug is just magnificent as a performer, artist and educator.
 Gilbert Ducasse

Doug de Vries Guitar Master is back with more Gtr chocolates and, will lead us in 3 great masterclasses in March 2024. 

Please read on for more information:
Brazilian Guitar Boot Camp's Masterclass series focuses on Gilberto Gil's music and Bossa Nova standards for solo guitarists, teachers & accompanists, students, and professional performers who want to explore the subtleties of Brazilian Guitar.  
Class format is designed to suit all levels (intermediate-advanced) with comprehensive materials, including slower tempo audio/video practice clips and more...
Series 3 commences March 7th/8th 2024.
Teacher: Doug de Vries

3 weeks, 3 stand-alone modules: Melody,  accompaniment, techniques & interpretation  

Class/Song Schedule (Friday):
March 8th - Gilberto Gil`s Guitar Style
March 15th - Corcovado (Tom Jobim) 
March 22nd - Só Danço o Samba (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) 
This is an international online live course so please check your city and/or country Class Schedule: 
Meeting time (Friday / Oceania, East and Southeast Asia):
Australia: 10 AM (City Reference: Melbourne)

BOOKINGS Registration Link

Japan: 8 AM  Friday (City Reference: Tokyo)
South Korea: 8 AM (City Reference: Seoul)
Singapore: 7 AM (City Reference: Singapore)
China: 7 AM (Cities Reference: Shanghai and Beijing)
Class/Song Schedule (Thursdays):
March 7th - Gilberto Gil`s Guitar Style
March 14th - Corcovado (Tom Jobim) 
March 21st - Só Danço o Samba (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
Meeting time (Thursday / North America):
USA: 6 PM - (City Reference - New York) 
Canada: 6 PM - (City Reference - Ottawa) 
Meeting time (Thursday / South America):
Brazil: 8 PM (City Reference: Rio de Janeiro)
Argentina: 8 PM (City Reference: Buenos Aires)
Uruguay: 8 PM (City Reference: Montevideo)
Chile: 8 PM (City Reference: Santiago)

'Bossa Nova Boot Camp' Guitar Masterclasses for performers & students
 Explore the subtleties of Bossa Nova and Brazilian Jazz.  One composition covered in each stand-alone weekly module.  
Class format designed to suit all levels (intermediate-advanced) with comprehensive materials, including practice clips...

Series 1 Bossa for Acoustic Gtr Masterclass Modules
available to order below

Teacher/Arranger: Doug de Vries
Order Guitar masterclassclass & materials HERE: Guitar Masterclass Series 1

6 songs - One song: melody,  accompaniment & interpretation  

Wave solo Gtr by Doug de Vries
Manhã de Carnaval DdV on Youtube (arranged for solo Gtr) inspired by Bonfá

Chega de Saudade - DdV (in style of João Gilberto)
Samba da Minha Terra - DdV
Garota de Ipanema (in style of Baden Powell)

 Desafinado - DdV

Module 1:  Wave accompaniment demo vid clip with Doug here:

The series has been fantastic; I loved every minute. The resources are extraordinary and will continue to give gifts for years to come. Like layers of an onion...No matter how deep, you come back and discover even more. 
All the prep, and the arrangements are absolute gold. 

Every time I look, I find more little details and other ways of thinking about things...learning different pathways, loving the scenic route through those harmonic changes!  Thanks to all 3 (producer/hosts) Mila, Diana and Doug for bringing so much humanity and awesome musicology to these sessions.”
  Tim Nikolsky

 Each song masterclass is approx 90 mins duration
Fees: AUD $30 for 1 song module; $25 each for 2 or more

The Program Includes:
·       Historical context of the compositions/Composers

·       Charts, chord diagrams & tab provided
·       Acoustic guitar foundation techniques and 
·       Music fundamentals covered each arrangement
·       Brazilian rhythms, phrasing and chord voicing   
·       Arrangement Charts in 2 keys with practice clips for solo gtr/accompaniment.
Classes in English are live from Melbourne (Australia) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) via ZOOM 

Order from Series 1 Guitar Edition Bossa Nova Boot Camp Modules & Materials 
Bossa Nova Boot Camp Acoustic GUITAR Masterclass series 1 


'Treasures of Brazilian Guitar' focuses on Choro and standards for solo/guitarists & teachers 
Explore the subtleties of Brazilian Guitar.  

One composition covered in each of the Choro part 1 & 2 modules.
The third masterclass 'Treasures of Brazilian Gtr' covers notable Guitarist/Composers of the culture. 

 Order Modules here: Series 2 enrolment form

Teacher: Doug de Vries

Class/Song Schedule:
CHORO Part 1 - Tua Imagem played by DdV (Canhoto da Paraíba)
CHORO Part 2 – Tira Poeira 
(Sátiro Bilhar)

Treasures of Brazilian Guitar - Dino 7 cordas, Rosinha de Valença, Rafael Rabello, Egberto Gismonti,
Paulinho Nogueira, Badi & the Assad Brothers, Guinga.

75 to 90 mins on each song module 

Additional Information: 
Online song masterclass is delivered live via Rio+Melbourne - zoom session is recorded for later revision.

Modules are designed by professional musicians using best practice educational techniques.
One on one lesson available after completion of a song module on request

$30 AUD per module - Sign up for 2 or more for $25 each

Order Tresures of Brazilian Gtr & Choro (series 2) HERE


If you have any questions please contact:
Diana @BossaNovaBootCamp in Australia 
Ph: +61 (0)433 855 580 

Mila - Mi La Musica in Brazil 
WhatsApp: +55 21 99301.1398

Instagram - Bossa Nova Boot Camp

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YouTube - Doug de Vries


De Vries established 'Roda de Choro Melbourne' where followers of choro can learn in casual get togethers.

Check the Facebook page for updates on future gatherings - www.facebook.com/melbournechoro

For some instant access to free online lessons with Doug - click these links: