Igé, France

Gilles Rézard discovered bluegrass music at 16. He started learning guitar, then fell in love with the banjo. His two solo albums and recent cover feature in Banjo Newsletter magazine have brought him international acclaim. Based in Ige, Burgundy, music is his full-time activity, performing with Saga Trio as well as teaching. Gilles has taught hundreds of students (on banjo, guitar and mandolin) in more than 80 music camps since 2005. To improve connections between French bluegrass musicians, he has created a map locating all who register by emailing him.

“Gilles is a very good teacher, within reach and tuned to the students. He is very friendly and welcoming.”
“Thanks to Gilles I discovered the happiness of jamming.”
“Great teaching and attentive to each detail.”
“Relaxation, method, friendship, cordiality, theory, practice, serenity … it looks like happiness … Thanks to Gilles for all this!”
“The atmosphere was wonderful. The slow jam work benefits everyone (from beginner to advanced). Gilles demonstrates a great pedagogy [teaching method]. He is attentive to everyone.”
“Avec Gilles, la mise en confiance est immédiate et j’ai beaucoup apprécié les commentaires et encouragements faits à chacun. Chacun a sa place et est intégré, reçoit des conseils personnalisée, quel que soit son niveau. Je ne peux que remercier Gilles pour son écoute, sa compréhension et ses conseils qui m’ont beaucoup fait progresser et motivé à continuer à me faire plaisir en musique.”
“With Gilles, confidence building is immediate and I appreciated the comments and encouragement made to each. Each has its place and is integrated, receives personalized advice regardless of its level. I can only thank Gilles for listening, understanding and guidance that have made much progress and motivated me to continue to enjoy myself in music.”
Gilles’s Camps