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My name is Inga Hope. I am from New Zealand, currently living in Denmark.

I am working with my mentor and classically trained master guitarist, Dmitry Koltakov, who lives in Moscow.

It’s a long-distance collaboration to record an album of my original guitar and voice songs. We’re using only my voice and two classical guitars. It’s a soothing, intimate and heartfelt sound.

I’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to say hello at ingahope@gmail.com

You can follow my musical journey on YouTube, as well as on this website by subscribing to my email updates.

Dmitry Koltakov is known in Moscow and throughout Russia among fans of acoustic guitar music of all genres. Dmitry is my guitar mentor and collaborator. We are working to produce my Guitar & Voice album.


I love blending my classical guitar influences into modern fingerstyle guitar arrangements for my lyric-driven ballads. I write my songs on the guitar and keep the production minimal.

Since 2010 I have been running my own guitar school in Auckland, New Zealand.

At first it was just me working as a private teacher, but in 2013 I wrote a guitar method for kids that became successful in Auckland. I opened two more teaching locations and hired teachers.

In 2015 I moved to Denmark and shifted my school 100% online. Today, my teachers and I teach guitar to students all over the world on Skype.

I believe that the world is changing and that each business has strength in its unique global niche market. Instead of teaching locally, we now work with an International student-base. Our teachers are based in Denmark, New Zealand and Canada, and our students come from all over the world.

The school is called Gentle Guitar™, because we teach in a gentle and patient way, with focus on beautiful acoustic guitar music, and overall development for young children.

If you like my music and you’ve always wanted to learn guitar, you can try a Skype guitar lesson with me. We welcome students of all ages!