British-American classical guitarist Stanley Yates enjoys an international career as a concert performer, teacher, arranger, editor, and scholar. A popular guest teacher and lecturer, he has presented masterclasses and lectures at numerous festivals, colleges, universities, and conservatories, including the Royal Academy of Music London, the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto, Glen Gould Professional School, the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester, the Guitar Foundation of America, the University Federale do Rio Grande do Sur Brazil, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, and many others. He has been an artistic advisory board and Soundboard Scholar editorial board member of the Guitar Foundation of America, an editorial board member of the Journal of the European Guitar Teachers' Association, and a Guitar Forum Editor for the American String Teacher's Association. He has been described as "one of the leading pedagogues of our era" (Soundboard - Journal of the Guitar Foundation of America). He received performance diplomas from Trinity College London and Sandown College of Performing Arts Liverpool (where he graduated with the highest pass in the history of the college) and post-graduate degrees from the University of Liverpool (with distinctions in performance and music analysis) and the University of North Texas (where he received the Morgan Dissertation Award for Excellence in Music Performance).