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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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Getting More out of Your Guitar Lessons

In our last installment, we discussed how to get more out of your practice time.  Next, we’ll discuss how to get more out of your guitar lessons. While lessons can be expensive, they can also move your playing forward much more quickly than if you study on your own. This post will cover how to Read More

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Artclectic PDX – Scott Kritzer Interview

Here’s a short interview of me from the Portland show Artclectic PDX with host Dennise M. Kowalczyk. Artclectic PDX Interview of Scott Kritzer

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Kritzer Studio Opening and Special Performance

I’d like to invite you to a special Kritzer Studio Gathering on Friday, February 17th at 7:00 p.m. Come see my new studio and hear some exciting news regarding the release of my new Method for Classical Guitar. This is the fruition of over 30 years of teaching and 5 years of intense writing and Read More

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The Chunking Theory of Learning by Tom Page

The following article was submitted by my student Tom Page. It’s a great article and offers some very interesting concepts regarding practice and learning. Great job Tom, thanks! The chunking theory of learning is based on the concepts that: • Performance consists of known patterns (chunks) inherent in the task you are performing • Practice Read More

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Technique Workshop

Saturday, January 14th to February 18th, 2-4 pm The serious classical guitarist who wishes to study, play, and ultimately perform, will find the need for a strong technical foundation. A strong technical foundation can be achieved when our hands are working with optimal strength and coordination, which is best achieved by adhering to bio-mechanical principles. Read More

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Student News – Paul Ketcham

I remember clearly my decision to pursue the study of classical guitar. Following a concert of the (original) Oregon Guitar Quartet, contacted Scott Kritzer, one of it’s members, and told him I wanted to study guitar, and that I was a beginner. To my delight, he took me on. That was 1988! During my 17 Read More

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Kritzer Studio Guitar Quartet

KSGQ The Kritzer Studio Guitar Quartet will start it’s monthly rehearsals on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:00 pm at the Division Street Studio. We’ll be doing the same pieces as last year (if you participated last year keep the same parts), which include the Telemann Quartet in D, the second movement from the Vivaldi Concerto 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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