John McClellan

Conservatory. This past summer his final book on the music of Chet Atkins, Chester Atkins The Radio Years was premiered to critical acclaim. 


John was the 1996 Director of the Guitar Foundation of America's International Festival, and the co-founder of the Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival. He is head of Classical Guitar studies at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. His best-selling books and DVDs on Chet Atkins and Argentinean legend, Jorge Morel are consistent best sellers.


John’s musical collaborations include: Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Vince Gill, jazz legend Martin Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel, Janis Ian, Luciano Pavoratti, Suzy Bogguss, The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Jorge Morel, Brent Mason and many others.  He has performed internationally in Australia, North America, France, Germany and Belgium.


Most recently, John taught in France and performed with his friend and colleague, Olivier Chassain. He recently produced Maestro Chassain's new CD composition JARDINS SECRETS - The Music of Olivier Chassain. Future endeavors include producing and recording in duo with Olivier Chassain, the music of Ida Presti. 

John McClellan is one of America's most respected performers, teachers, writers and DVD film producers. He has been heard internationally with the Hanser-McClellan Duo, most notably on multiple GFA Guitar Conventions to great acclaim.


As a soloist, John performed in Germany this past Fall and on tour throughout the United States. Recently he served in residency at the Bordeaux Conservatory in March, 2018, and was a guest lecturer at the Paris