Don Alder

Don Alder is one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world, and one of Canada’s premiere harp guitarists. His unique style and energetic performances have been called intense, passionate and awe-inspiring. He can make a single instrument sound like a four-piece band. Don Alder winner of the 2011 Guitar Idol, 2010 Guitar Superstar, and the 2007 International finger style championships makes you believe he’s all about playing guitar, however, Alder plays music and sings in the key of social responsibility and uses his guitar to inspire a new generation of guitarists to do the same by having a positive impact in their community.

From 1985-87 Alder put his music career on hold to help his friend Rick Hansen go around the world in a wheelchair. Upon returning Don continued his journey as a volunteer working with various wheelchair sport organizations, the Vancouver Adapted Music Society in the awareness band Spinal Cord and then representing Canada at the 1996 and 2000 Paralympics as the Equipment Manager/Tech for the Canadian Paralympic Team.

He has over 2 million views on YouTube, has been featured in the major acoustic guitar magazines and has performed around the world including TED-X, Montreal Jazz Festival, All Star Guitar Night in Nashville and many others.

...I'd highly recommend Horizon School of Music to anyone who wants to be part of a real music community that cares about your journey and learning.

Todd Mumford

When I have a lesson with Eli, its more like just jamming with a friend. He allows me to learn what I want to learn, not only what he wants to teach.

My face time lessons are easier than expected and I love that there are different guitar style clinics available so I can learn different genres.

James Robson

...The co-teaching with Eli on the monthly Metal Consortium has got to be the best metal group class ever to happen. I will close by saying I used to hate Mondays. I have my lessons on Mondays.... it's now my favourite day of the week.

Aaron Friesan

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