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Road to Guitar Recovery – Part 1, Musicianship

My four month hiatus from playing taught me a lot about the guitar. Since my methodical return I have gained new technical, musical and performance skills. I hope guitarists, and perhaps even non-guitarists find these posts worth following. Guitarists who want … Continue reading

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Clatskanie Cultural Center Concert June 5th, 2016

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

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Classical Guitar Immersion June 17th-24th, 2016

Classical Guitar Immersion – Performance Development June 17th-24th, 2016 CGI is an immersion experience where 7 guitarists join me for a week of performance preparation on the historic Columbia River Gorge at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, … Continue reading

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50 Year Retrospective Concert – Benefit for the PGS’s Advani Fund

From performing in London, New York, Frankfurt, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., to his hometown of Portland, Oregon, classical guitarist Scott Kritzer celebrates fifty years of playing the guitar with a rare Portland appearance in … Continue reading

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Classical Guitar Immersion 2014 Preparation

Classical Guitar Immersion – 2014 June 13th-20th, 2014 Menucha Retreat and Conference Center 38711 East Historic Columbia River Hwy Corbett, OR 97019-0008 Phone: 503-695-2243 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm PST, weekdays) Fax: 503-695-2223 CGI is an immersion experience where 7 … Continue reading

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Classical Guitar Immersion Student Recital – Thursday, June 21st 7:30 pm at CMC – Free Admission

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

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: • … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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