Brandon Acker

Brandon Acker is a classical guitarist and specialist on early plucked instruments such as the archlute, baroque guitar, renaissance lute and theorbo.  His latest passion has been to run his successful Youtube channel which now has over 327,000 subscribers and 20 million views.  His channel provides educational content about early plucked instruments as well as guitar tips and artistic performance videos.  In 2020, he and his wife started an online school for plucked instruments called Arpeggiato, which has taught over 2000 lessons to students in over 20 countries. Brandon’s performance career has varied from starting out playing electric guitar in metal bands to his current main focus researching and performing on early plucked instruments from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.  He has toured extensively through England, Canada, Scotland and Wales, and performed with notable groups such as the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra, Piffaro, the Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Philharmonic, the Newberry Consort, Haymarket Opera Company, Music of the Baroque, Third Coast Baroque, Opera Lafayette and Bella Voce. For more information, please visit