Guitarist & Musician




Federico Bruera is a guitarist and Cuban Tres player, guitar tutor, composer, author of digital guitar lessons and products for GMI (Guitar & Music Institute).

Federico recorded and co-produced his first solo album Fuera del Surco in 2003 (released on iTunes 2009). In 2003, Federico moved to the UK and settled in London, England, where he collaborated with some of the top artists/bands on the national and international Latin scene. Federico was a co-composer of Arms Open Wide, the main soundtrack for the British made film ‘Adulthood’.

In 2017, Federico relocated to Scotland and joined the popular Cuban Son band Son Sabroso and later co-created La Formula Trio band.

Federico has graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a BA (Hons) Popular Music.

 In his spare time Federico also sings, as a Tenor, with The Garleton Singers

Also Federico has a Latin music radio showevery Wednesday at 8 PM on East Coast 107.6 FM


In 2004 Federico has published his lessons Learn to Play Afro-Cuban Style and Have a Tequila! on GMI (Guitar & Music Institute).


Listen to Federico

Since 2021, Federico continues to regularly study harmony, counterpoint and composition  with Professor and composer Juan Carlos Casimiro.

Here are some examples of Federico’s compositions, Invention Candombe and Theme and Variations.




Music Copying


Handwritten scores or previously published music can be copied into a clear, easy-to-read sheet music scores and parts using modern notation music software.  Fede is a confident user of Finale and Sibelius music notation software.

Fede offers the highest quality of music preparation services, all the scores and parts from a existing piece of music can be adapted and transported to any key.


Click here for two examples:

Mozart – K.423

Piazzolla – Fuga y Misterio

Music Transcription 

Music can be transcribed from a recording and written down into music notation, ideally for singer-songwriters who don’t read music and want to publish their own songs and hire session musicians.


Click here for one example:

Deep in a Dream

Samba do Aviao

Contact Fede for a quote:



Extensive experience tutoring guitar and bass to students with a wide range of abilities. Tutoring is available in both English and Spanish.

Federico’s preferred guitar method for popular music is the William Leavitt guitar method in three volumes, the renowned and basic text for the Berklee College of Music programme and in programmes universally

Federico provides a balanced combination between theory and practice.  Students will be able to learn how to play guitar or bass, read music, read chords and learn theory applied to improvisation.

Federico can also offer theory lessons for ABRSM theory exams, from grade 1 to 5.

Lessons can be face to face or online through Skype or Zoom.

Federico holds a Disclosure PVG, so able to work with children and or vulnerable adults.

Guitar and Music Institute (GtrMusicInstitute)
Guitar and Music Institute (GtrMusicInstitute)
Fede is without doubt a first call guitar teacher. For anyone living in East Lothian, Fede's extensive knowledge of all things guitar and experience is a boon for anyone interested in learning guitar. At GMI, we were so impressed with Fede's work that we published two download pack guitar lessons which have sold across the world. We'll definitely be working together again. On a social level, Fede is polite, punctual and patient. We can't recommend him highly enough.
Juan Carlos Casimiro
Juan Carlos Casimiro
Federico is an enthusiastic musician, with a lot of professional experience who is capable of transferring to his students and their work all the passion that the music profession requires.
Catherine Layberry
Catherine Layberry
Federico taught my son for ABRSM grade 5 theory for which he got a distinction. I highly recommend Federico, he delivers well-structured online lessons with quality material to support. Thank you!
Nathan Callaghan
Nathan Callaghan
Fede is a fantastic teacher and fantastic guitarist with an incredibly extensive knowledge of theory and composition. He has always been very open minded and adapted the teaching to my personal goals and tastes, he provides the perfect amount of inspiration and guidance without impeding on creativity which has been fundamental for me.
Natalie Pla
Natalie Pla
Federico is a very experienced educator, musician composer and arranger. I would highly recommend him to any guitar students.
Cal Mack
Cal Mack
Fede is an excellent tutor, I always found the idea of learning music theory very daunting. However, Fede has a natural ability to break down theory concepts into simple and easy to understand parts for the student. He very quickly puts you at ease and allows you to settle into the lesson. He is also very knowledgeable over a range of styles, which I found very helpful, as he could explain how the concepts were used in various songs in different genres.


£30 per hour
£15 per half hour

Cancellation is a minimum of 24 hrs.
BACS payment accepted.


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