Anesti Karantakis

A professional musician for over 20 years, Anesti’s eclectic style and tremendous versatility make him at home in almost any style of music including an impressive fluency on the Greek bouzouki.

He has an Honours degree in Music where he studied Jazz and majored in composition and arranging. Since then, he has worked with a wide variety of notable artists including Grammy and Juno nominated  pop star Carly Rae Jepsen (Schoolboy/604 Records), Juno Award-winning R&B/soul artist Divine Brown (Warner), MMVA winner Fefe Dobson (Island/Def Jam), notable folk artist Dayna Manning (EMI), acclaimed country artist Beverley Mahood (Spin/EMI), Juno Award-winning rock artist Sass Jordan (Aquarius), Rockstar: INXS finalists Suzie McNeil, Tara Slone (Joydrop), Ty Taylor, Deanna Johnston and Mig Ayesa.

He has performed on numerous recording sessions for television and radio such as the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Pan-Am Games, CBC, CTV, TVO, Comedy Network, Slice Network, HGTV, travel + escape, and Shaw Cable.

As an educator, Anesti co-created the The Royal Conservatory of Music’s comtemporary guitar syllabus and has instructed hundreds of students with his inspired practice and applied theory teaching method. He has also been a faculty member at the National Guitar Workshop, the Guitar Workshop and is currently an instructor at IMC/Camp Rock, the Oakville Academy for the Arts  as well as the Metalworks Institute Performance & Technology Program.

Private Lesson I
Private Lesson II
Private Lesson III
Private Lesson IV
Private Lesson V
Private Lesson VI