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Tech Talk w/Scott

Saturday, May 18th 1:00 PM PDT REGISTER for Mechanics of the Free Stroke

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Tech Talk w/Scott

Mechanics of the Free Stroke May 18th at 1:00 PM PDT I’m excited to announce a series of monthly workshops called “Tech Talk with Scott” covering a wide range of topics regarding technique for the classical guitarist. Each workshop will cover a specific subject and in most cases I’ll work with students directly so bring Read More

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Post Practice Hand Stretches and Exercises

If you’ve been playing guitar for any length of time you may notice stiffness in the arms or hands, or perhaps you’ve sustained an injury along the way. In any case you may want to start working on a series of flexibility, coordination and strength exercises. These exercises can offset the negative effects of practice. Read More

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Upcoming Workshops

I’ll be bringing over four decades of teaching, performing and recording experience to a series of 1 hour workshops over the next 6 months via Zoom. The next three workshops will be : Care and Maintenance for the Guitarist’s Hands (post practice stretching & care) The BioMechanics Behind an Effective Free Stroke Learning the Guitar Read More

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Some of my Recordings…

Classical Guitar Treasures from the Baroque Arrangements by Michael Lorimer As Time Goes By (Chvatal/Kritzer) Arranged by Scott Kritzer & Janet Chvatal Romance for Guitar My first ‘loves’ repertoire for classical guitar. Songs of the Americas (Chvatal/Kritzer)

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Classical Guitar Immersion ’24 – Mastering the Stage

June 24th – June 29th, 2024 Mt Angel Abbey, Mt Angel, Oregon – Scott Kritzer Classical Guitar Immersion is 10 month program that culminates in a 6 day workshop held each June at the Mt. Angel Abbey (located 1 hour south of Portland, Oregon). The purpose of CGI is to help the amateur or professional Read More

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Private Student WaitList Offer

First off, thanks for the great response to my SKStudio Private Lesson openings. CURRENTLY ALL SPOTS ARE TAKEN….but, I anticipate opening a handful more in September 2023 so if you’re interested join my waitlist. And I’m making a one time offer that is hard to beat. (Beginners to professional players welcome) Waitlist Benefits Sign up for Read More

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Online Lesson Openings in Kritzer Studio & Announcing Lesson Insight Videos

I’m about to announce some big news and in preparation I’ve opened up new online private teaching slots. Prospective students can schedule an introductory meeting where I’ll give you a free technical evaluation and offer some helpful advice on exercises and practice. I’ll also explain all the offerings at the Kritzer Studio (including my new video Read More

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Preview and purchase my arrangements from Classical Guitar Christmas II at my Store (see Menu above)

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Classical Guitar & Voice Christmas – New Release

Another Christmas recording from Miramont Records is hitting all digital streams on Friday, November 18th. Classical Guitar and Voice Christmas features soprano Janet Chvatal and myself on guitar (Chvatal/Kritzer Duo). The album pairs some of the world’s most popular, cherished melodies with non-traditional classical arias featuring subtle, uncommon spins within the Duo’s arrangements to create Read More

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