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D’Arcy is my guru of the acoustic guitar since the 1980’s. His true love and ability on the instrument and inspiring sharing of theory and technique gratefully worked it’s musical magic on me.
An acclaimed fingerstyle guitar picker and elemental songwriter, D’Arcy Wickham not only demonstrates an impressive command of instruments and voice, he is also a professional instructor who has taught headline performers and had students referred to him by icons of the Canadian music scene.
For those that enjoy good old-fashioned guitar music, there is something new in store, from an artist that has been part of the music industry for decades. Canadian singer, songwriter, and guitarist DÕArcy Wickham has now finished an independent album, which took a large amount of thought and hard work to complete.
D’Arcy is an extraordinary guitar player and has been a crucial mentor and fantastic teacher to me for the last 10 years of my life. He is astonishingly dedicated to his students and will go out on a limb to make sure they understand difficult concepts in the way that works for them. Most of all, he is part of what makes guitar a joy for me to play. I can’t recommend him highly enough
“D’Arcy Wickham is a Canadian singer/songwriter whose proficient finger-picked acoustic guitar style has been recognized as one of the best in the country. His deep musical roots have led him to work as a guitar instructor for over three decades, but it wasn’t until 2000 that he’d release “Dust and Loneliness,” his first solo recording. That track, as well as subsequent contributions to his catalog, illustrated Wickham’s impressive knowledge of the inner-workings of folk and… Read more “D’Arcy Wickham is a Canadian singer/songwriter”
If all the young guitarists who had been taught by Wickham were to line up for a performance, they’d probably fill Maple Leaf Gardens. The man’s been playing since the early ’70s, worked with Ian Thomas in the Painted Ladies days, released a couple of singles, and then retreated into his teaching business. Now, all these years later, he went back to Thomas and persuaded him to produce this record. It’s a nice, quiet, understated… Read more “Dust and Lonliness”
I have been a student of darcy for the past 2 years learning the bass guitar,not only is he a good musician of various instruments but a fine teacher who takes the time to learn something new and is patient teaching it.
I am very happy to say that D’Arcy Wickham is an amazing guitar teacher. Without D’Arcy I would never have been as musically inclined as I am today. Whatever talent i have on guitar is due to his patience and teaching.
D’Arcy Wickham is a master teacher. He has generously helped me in all aspects of my career as a singer-songwriter: guitar techniques, arrangements, lyric writing, and singing.
D’arcy Wickham has a fine new CD entitled Featherfingers. Three of the eleven tracks are his fingerpicking-style instrumental compositions. The brief title track is a lucid, lyrical melody, lively, warm and appealing.
I listened to the D’Arcy Wickham CD and what you’ve got is probably a critical success. He is a really gifted picker and a good songwriter and singer too! So, yeah, it’s kind of an underground hit, if you will… I think you’ll do well with critics hopefully, and good luck to you on it.
Veteran Toronto guitarist, music teacher and singer/songwriter D’Arcy Wickham’s latest is both a tasty showcase of his exceptional facility with all styles of guitar picking, from elegant folk to atmospheric blues, and of his gifts as a composer of comfortingly retro, acoustic-based pop songs.
I first studied with D’Arcy as a teenager, a long time ago. When I decided to pick up the guitar again a few years back, I returned to D’Arcy for lessons. Besides being what the old blues people would call a Guitar King (a great player), D’Arcy’s a great teacher. Crucially, he’s passionate about learning himself. That’s inspirational and no doubt also why he can teach a wide range of really appealing material. D’Arcy’s also… Read more “D’Arcy’s a great teacher”
D’Arcy Wickham is one of the finest and most patient guitar teachers I’ve ever had. Not only is he extremely knowledgable and experienced, his hands-on approach is exceptional and because of this, I am on my way to being a proficient guitar player, fulfilling one of my life long dreams!