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Monthly Master Class January 21, 2:00-3:30 PM SKYPE friendly

Monthly Master Class Groups are a unique form of semi-independent study for the student of the classical guitar. Perhaps you’re too busy for weekly lessons and the practice time that comes with that commitment. Or perhaps you can’t afford the cost … Continue reading

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Classical Guitar Immersion – June 16th-23rd, 2017 in Corbett, Oregon

Classical Guitar Immersion – Performance Development June 16th-23rd, 2017 CGI is an immersion experience where 7 guitarists join for a week of performance preparation on the historic Columbia River Gorge at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon. … Continue reading

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Road to Guitar Recovery – Part 1, Musicianship

My four month hiatus from playing taught me a lot about the guitar. Since my methodical return I have gained new technical, musical and performance skills. I hope guitarists, and perhaps even non-guitarists find these posts worth following. Guitarists who want … Continue reading

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Clatskanie Cultural Center Concert June 5th, 2016

On Sunday June 5th I’ll be performing an afternoon program at the newly remodeled Birkenfield theatre located in the Clatskanie Cultural Center, 75 South Nehalem in Clatskanie, Oregon. The concert begins at 3 pm. Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by … Continue reading

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25th Annual Northwest Guitar Festival Recap and 2017 Festival Announcement

The 25th Annual Northwest Guitar Festival took place the last weekend in March at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho under founding director James Reid. The festival was started in 1991 to give students in the Northwest an opportunity to attend an … Continue reading

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All Classical Portland Radio Station Performance – Thursday May 12, 2016

Each week, All Classical Portland presents Thursdays @ Three, live broadcast concerts showcasing local musicians, arts partners, and visiting artists.  Senior Announcer Robert McBride hosts the lively format of music-making and conversation for members of an intimate studio audience. Live Studio Audience Reservation … Continue reading

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Michael Hermes takes 1st Place at the NW Guitar Festival Youth Competition in Moscow, Idaho

Fifteen year old classical guitarist Michael Hermes, (Kritzer Studio student since 2012) took first place in the 25th Annual Northwest Guitar Festival’s Youth Division Competition held at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. The Youth Competition was made possible … Continue reading

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Acoustic Guitar Masters in Baker City, Oregon Saturday, April 16, 2016

Baker City Community Concerts will be presenting the Acoustic Guitar Masters in performance on Saturday, April 16 at 7:00 pm at the Baker City High School Auditorium in Baker City, Oregon. Acoustic Guitar Masters brings together fingerstyle, jazz and classical music … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle – In Performance with the Acoustic Guitar Masters

It’s been a long year of recovery. Most of you know that I took a bad fall off some stairs last January. I had to have my patella and quad muscles reattached. Nasty and painful business with a year long … Continue reading

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Classical Guitar Immersion June 17th-24th, 2016

Classical Guitar Immersion – Performance Development June 17th-24th, 2016 CGI is an immersion experience where 7 guitarists join me for a week of performance preparation on the historic Columbia River Gorge at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, … Continue reading

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