Musician ~ Composer ~ Guitar Instructor ~ Performer ~ Sensei
Dennis Olsen perfected his craft and developed his talent as a classical artist; studying and benefiting from such noted guitarists as Gordon Crosskey (England), Jose Thomas (Spain) and George Sakellariou (United States).
After his studies and travels, Dennis returned to his hometown of Port Alberni, British Columbia; where he continues to compose and perform, and offers private guitar lessons to a large and continuous roster of students. He has taught at Malaspina College University (now VIU), University of Victoria, The Victoria Conservatory of Music and the Wimslow School of Music in Manchester, England.
Dennis continues to perform classical recitals, jazz duets & party duets as well as playing lead guitar for Storm Warning, a local 5 piece rock band.
He is also a master of another discipline; Karate. As 5th Dan black belt (SWKKF), Dennis is head instructor at Port Alberni Wado Kai.