- Technique Workshop; Right Hand Mechanics for the Northwest Guitar Festival - April 7-9, 2017 Portland State University.
- Monthly Master Class - Saturday, April 22nd, 2:00-3:30 PM.. Performer and auditor spaces still available for local or remote students. Come join the group!
- Classical Guitar Immersion
Performance - Friday, June 16-23, 201, Menucha Retreat & Conference Center
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Scott Kritzer is a professional classical guitar artist, performer, teacher, and creator of a systematic guitar training method for players of every level. Kritzer and his students' share their experiences and expertise here. Classes, workshops, and conferences are available online and in person in the Portland, Oregon, area and through traveling programs and workshops across North America.
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YouTube Video of Saturday Morning Technique and Repertoire Work Its great to see the function in the young hands of Ibrahim, Ogden and Michael Hermes. These players have worked hard on positioning and the concepts of alternation and sympathetic motion … Continue reading
The 9th Annual Classical Guitar Immersion is almost sold out! If you want to learn to overcome performance anxiety then I hope you’ll join me for a wonderful week, a guitar ‘immersion’ on the beautiful Columbia River Gorge outside Portland, … Continue reading
First off, welcome to the New Year — always a great time to look forward and make some positive changes in our lives. I’d like to offer three steps that will help your guitar playing development over the next year: small … Continue reading
The 8th Annual Classical Guitar Immersion Student Recital will take place on Thursday, June 21st at 7:30 pm at the Community Music Center located at 3350 S.E. Francis in Portland, Oregon. Performers will include: Yen Nguyen, Newport, Oregon; Sue Williams, … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading