- 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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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
When preparing for a master class, whether you plan on auditing or performing, proper preparation can make a big difference in what you learn from the masters. The following are ideas I’ve gained from decades of auditing and performing in … Continue reading
I’m excited to announce the next installment of my Fireside Chat series (via SKYPE) with guitarist David Tanenbaum. As a recording artist, concert artist, arranger and educator, David is one of the most important guitarists of the day. His contribution … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … 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
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
The popular informal performance gathering of PAR PODS begins again this fall on Wednesday, September 14th at 7 pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church located on Canyon Road, east of Hwy 217 in Beaverton. Those who have taken my Performance … Continue reading