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Classical Guitar Immersion – Technique, May 3-8, 2020

Classical Guitar Immersion – Technique – May 3-8, 2020 Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon  Class Size Maximun 10 Classical Guitar Immersion Technique begins with weekly workshops where participants are guided through Parts 1-4 of my Phase I … Continue reading

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Classical Guitar Immersion – Performance June 12-19, 2020

Classical Guitar Immersion – Performance Development – June 12-19, 2020 Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon Maximum: 7 CGI is an immersion experience where a handful of guitarists join me for a week of performance preparation on the … Continue reading

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Three Works by Manuel de Falla

A selection from my recent Portland State University concert; three works from the ballet music of  Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. The first few minutes is background to the music being played. It’s a story of love, jealousy and revenge. … Continue reading

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Right Hand Detail Work with a Slow Motion Camera

I like to use my iPhone’s slow-motion camera to catch any technical inconsistencies that happen at speeds where such factors are hard to monitor. Here’s an excerpt from William Walton’s first Bagatelle for guitar. I was working on my alternation pattern at … Continue reading

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Classical Guitar Immersion – Performance, June 14-21, 2019 Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon

Classical Guitar Immersion – Performance Development – June 14-21, 2019 Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon CGI is an immersion experience where 7 guitarists join for a week of performance preparation on the historic Columbia River Gorge at … Continue reading

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Classical Guitar Immersion – June 15-22nd 2018

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Upcoming Performances

I have two more performances scheduled for the remainder of the Fall of 2017. Friday, October 13th at noon I’ll be performing at Portland Community College’s Sylvania Campus’ Little Theatre (CT201). On Saturday, October 21st at 2:00 pm I make … Continue reading

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Portland Performance – October 7, 2017

I’ll be will previewing my upcoming Seattle Guitar Society performance in a special Portland performance at Casa Della Zisa located at 4624 NE Fremont Street in Portland, Oregon on Saturday October 7th at 7:30 pm. The program features J.S. Bach’s … Continue reading

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El Polifemo de Oro (four fragments for guitar) by Reginald Smith-Brindle

Here’s a recent performance from my performance in Bozeman, Montana of Reginald Smith-Brindle’s work “El Polifemo de Oro” inspired by Garcia Lorca’s poem. At the round crossroads, six maidens dance. Three of flesh, three of silver. the dreams of yesterday … Continue reading

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Northwest Guitar Festival 2017 Presentation on Right Hand Technique

I’ll be previewing my soon to be released Phase I Primary Skills Development in a lecture/workshop at the 26th annual Northwest Guitar Festival to be held at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon from Friday April 7  through Sunday April 9. Featured at … Continue reading

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