We are delighted to announce that Brian Whitehouse has agreed to become the patron of the Consortium. Brian is director of the Classical Guitar Centre in Birmingham. He has had a long teaching career, having held appointments in the music departments at many of England’s universities and colleges. Recent publications are The Ramirez Collection – History and Romance of the Spanish Guitar and The Tárrega-Leckie Guitar Manuscripts – Lessons with the Maestro. Currently in preparation is a further book and recordings relevant to Tárrega and Dr Leckie.