Bio

Harry started learning guitar at the age of 12 in a very musical family and neighbourhood and joined his first band at 14.

As he really enjoyed performing, he started his formal education in music with classical guitar lessons at age 17 followed by a Bachelor of Music (Hons) in teaching and performance at the Indonesian Institute of Art.

Harry has continued to expand his knowledge by taking blues lessons with guitar guru Jack Checchini in Chicago USA and completed guitar courses at the Berklee College of Music, USA including jazz guitar, blues guitar and classic rock guitar.

For three consecutive years he was awarded the Best Guitarist in Java Indonesia in 1989, 1990 and 1991.

He started playing music professionally since the early 90s, including playing lead guitar in various bands at concerts, pubs and nightclubs as well as session work, arranging songs and jingles, teaching guitar and bass, playing in an orchestra, conducting guitar workshops and judging music competitions.

Highlights of his career include live TV performances in Indonesia, playing with the late Mats Olauson (the former keyboardist from Yngwie Malmsteen’s band) playing with the Indonesian Wind Orchestra, and performing around South-East Asia, across Australia and New Zealand.

Harry has continued to expand his knowledge by taking blues lessons with guitar gurus in Chicago USA and completing guitar courses at the Berklee College of Music, USA including jazz guitar, blues guitar and classic rock guitar.

Harry has taught in well-respected music schools including the Yamaha Music School in Indonesian cities such as Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surakarta and established his own private guitar school Harry’s Guitar Studio.

Since 1998, Harry lived in Sydney and played with local bands such as Colin Fox, Caribbean Fever, Caribbean Soul, Groovology (Sydney) and Brothers In Groove (Sunshine Coast).

In addition to being a full time guitar and bass teacher, he is also an arranger and a session guitarist.