Guitarist and composer Anders Nilsson moved from his native Sweden to New York in 2000. Since then he has performed, recorded and/or toured with Anders Nilsson's AORTA, Mohsen Namjoo, Fay Victor, Ken Filiano, Elliot Sharp, Sabir Mateen, Satoshi Takeishi, David Ambrosio, Michael Attias, Gordon Beeferman, Gerald Cleaver, Raoul Björkenheim, and has composed music for string quartet, film, dance and theatre. Current bands: Anders Nilsson Group, The Why, Afro Polka, Fackpamp, Mohsen Namjoo...
“Anders Nilsson, a guitarist-composer
comfortable with everything from free
improvisation to avant-garde metal, traverses
ghostly mood-setting, bluesy twang and
overdriven riffage” - Time Out, New York
Anders Nilsson's AORTA Ensemble features
an exceptional ensemble with a clear and
focused vision -Eyal Harueveni All About
Jazz. (on AORTA Blood): This is one of the
best electric jazz discs I've heard in a long
while. (on Fulminate Trio) All I can say is
Wow! - Bruce Lee Gallanter/Downtown Music
Gallery, NYC Nilsson's shimmering axe
evokes a dimensional warp. - Signal to Noise
Swedish-born guitarist Anders Nilsson
plucks spidery figures and dissonant clusters
that loom like an overcast sky. - Timeout
Chicago Sultry swagger -Thurston Moore
I teach and am currently accepting students!
Over the years I have developed a successful and stimulating approach to studying the guitar and developing musical understanding. My message and method ultimately seeks for the student to develop a relationship with music wherein you will "be the note". In other words, the aim is beyond a mere riff or song every week, rather to gain insights and experiences that will last longer, be more rewarding and creatively engaging. Stylewise we may be speaking the common languages in use be it rock, blues, jazz, classical, metal, or beyond.
As far as content goes I have a vast bank of material in all musical areas – technique, rhythm, melody, harmony, reading, ear training, improvisation and soloing that will be beneficial regardless of the student’s proficiency level.
I have 15 years of professional teaching experience and have taught players from the very young up to seniors, individually and in groups, privately, in music schools, at music stores, public schools, and given master classes at universities.
Holding two degrees: a BA in music pedagogy, and an MA in Jazz performance from City College, New York, NY.
I am flexible with my method, will listen to you, and offer reasonable pricing