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Performance Anxiety Q & A with Scott Kritzer

Performance anxiety affects nearly every performer, some learn to overcome it, others continue be subject to it’s affects. I suffered greatly from the affects of PA and finally found solutions that are simple and consistent. Join me on Saturday, March 24th from 2:00-3:00 PDT for an informal open discussion on the topic. All instruments welcome! Read More

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Kritzer Studio Opening Report

It was an exciting night – thanks everyone for your participation. It was a nice mix of students, friends, and fans! I welcomed everyone in the main area of the building, and shared some of the upcoming events.   Part of what made this evening special was the performance I was able to share with Read More

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Possible Cure for the Musician’s Nervous Hand Shakes

One of the great benefits of Classical Guitar Immersion is the collective knowledge and experience that the participants add to the week-long event. In fact, it’s an integral part of the ‘immersion’ experience. This happens informally, with chats on the way to the dining hall, or at night by the fireside, or in our ’round Read More

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Range of Motion for the Right Hand

Often players, knowingly or not, limit the range of motion when playing the classical guitar. The ‘Minimum Movement’ movement has propagated this idea. The idea being if you can stay close to the string you’ll be able to player faster, that less movement means less exertion. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. A Read More

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Europe Summer 2011

Here are a couple of slide shows from my recent European performances. It was a dreamlike tour; a week in Bavaria where I was reunited with soprano Janet Chvatal with a cavalcade of performers, (another guitarist, singers and orchestra) in the Neuschwanstein Castle. Neuschwanstein Castle Performance 2011 Slideshow Then it was a beautiful week on Read More

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Kritzer Studio 2012 Student Recital

Nothing helps shape our practice than an upcoming performance so let’s start talking about your involvement in this spring’s Kritzer Studio Student Recital. What piece(s) would you like to perform? Perhaps you want to brush up an old set of pieces or learn something new. Now’s the time to make the plan! Once we determine Read More

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Master Class – The ‘New’ Kritzer Technique

Technique is one subject that the serious classical guitar student must face sooner or later. Yet, as pedagogies go, the classical guitarist is generally weak on the subject. Although technical ideas abound regarding scales, slurs, and the like, the “how to” is often lacking in terms of teachable execution. Even harder to find is a Read More

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Thoughts on Performance Anxiety

The following is a recent post on the DelCamp Classical Guitar Forum in response some threads on Performance Anxiety. This was a response to using beta blockers and other ideas for helping with PA. Seems there might be interest in another PAR Workshop this fall (moved up from next Spring). If you want to keep Read More

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Classical Guitar Immersion 2014 – Performance Preparation, Corbett Oregon

Classical Guitar Immersion Performance Preparation, 2014 with classical guitarist Scott Kritzer Friday, June 13th-20th, 2014 Menucha Retreat & Conference Center Maximun Attendees: 7 What is Classical Guitar Immersion: Performance Preparation? It might be best to first explain what Classical Guitar Immersion isn’t. CGI is not like the common classical guitar festivals offering a week of Read More

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Classical Guitar Immersion, 2011 – Corbett, Oregon

Classical Guitar Immersion 2011 [SOLD OUT] June 17th to June 24th, 2011 Menucha Retreat Center Corbett, Oregon Built around the method for classical guitar by Scott Kritzer, CGI is an intensive learning experience exploring technique, performance skills and musicianship in a relaxed learning environment suited for beginners and advanced players alike. Scott’s deep understanding of Read More

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