Brian Wride is a musician based in Uxbridge, Ontario, who wears a lot of different musical hats.
Brian a versatile performer
who can add a touch of sophistication to any event with his
instrumental guitar playing; or he can keep the troops entertained
playing guitar and singing his unique blend of classic tunes and
As a music teacher specializing in guitar, he teaches everything
from the basics through to fairly advanced fingerstyle
techniques. He also includes music
in his instruction. And, while first and foremost a guitar teacher,
he is also comfortable with teaching beginner mandolin,
and ukulele. Brian can also coach people who play other instruments in performing as part of an ensemble. He accepts students of all
Brian is an experienced live sound engineer who once worked for Canada's largest audio-visual company and spent many years as a freelance audio-visual operator. He has been behind the soundboard for numerous local events, including the Springtide and Wintersong festivals and concerts at The Woodpile and the Greenbank Folk Music Society.
Brian also hosts two local open mics, performs as part of the Blue Drag Band, and has been known to perform as a wedding guitarist from time to time. On top of all that, Brian has occasionally contributed articles to UFOREA Zine, Uxbridge's monthly guide to Arts and Entertainment.