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personal, masterful 



As a Teacher and Mentor, Budge has a passionate and original approach, having shared his enthusiasm for music with hundreds of students privately and in group settings over the past 45+ years.


Some of these settings include;


  • Guitar Workshops Plus - Blues seminars as well as a Gypsy Jazz seminar with special guest John Jorgensen 

  • Virtual High - Music instructor for award-winning High School Program

  • Vancouver College - coaching clinics and private students

  • Vancouver Academy of Music - workshops for string students in Improvisation

  • West Point Grey Academy - improvisation clinics for band students

  • Vancouver Island - Arbutus Music and others - Jazz and Gypsy Jazz improvisation clinics

  • Many other school music programs and private clinics throughout BC and beyond


He is currently putting the finishing touches on a music book geared towards improvisation for guitarists – excerpts are available upon request.

Budge has been a juror for; Canada Council, Factor and the Fraser Macpherson Scholarship Fund.




$65/HR: One-on-one Skype lessons are a convenient option, maximizing your time and delivering the same personalized experience. 

My studio


$75/HR: One-on-one lessons are offered in my home studio in Gibsons, BC, on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Your home


One-on-one lessons are offered in your home, within a reasonable distance.
Click below to contact me for more info and to make arrangements.


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