Category Archives: Guitar Tips

Week of February 6, 2017

Two performances coming up this week. First I’ll be sharing the mic with Portland Opera when I join KQAC’s Robert McBride for Thursdays @ 3 this Thursday, February 9th, 3:00 pm PDT. There is room for in-studio guests or you can listen live. For more information go to KQAC Thursday’s @ 3. And if you’re in Read More

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Prelude, Sarabande and Gigue from JS Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 (new 2016 edition)

Here’s a video from a recent performance of mine in Weigand Hall on the Marylhurst University Campus for the Portland Classical Guitar Series filmed December 9th, 2016 by videographer John Dimick. Recently Michael Lorimer began reworking his original arrangements of Bach’s Six Cello Suites. I’ve been one of the fortunate recipients of the many reworks Read More

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Pesky Passage Problem Solving for the Classical Guitarist – Saturday January 7th

Have you worked a passage to what feels like a satisfactory level only to return the next day to find it still problematic? Or, have you ‘mastered’ a passage in practice only to find that it falls apart in performance? Often how we feel we learn best actually produces little if any results, resulting in long term Read More

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Portland Classic Guitar Presents Scott Kritzer in Concert Dec 9 (sold out) & 10

Portland Classic Guitar (PCG) is proud to present classical guitarist Scott Kritzer, appearing in concert on December 9 and 10, at Marylhurst University’s Wiegand Hall. The December 9 concert is already sold out, and the December 10 show has been added to meet demand. On the program are works by JS Bach, William Walton, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Sylvius Leopold Read More

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Upcoming Events

Lots of upcoming events – this is just for the rest of the year. 2017 is equally busy! Performances from the stage, radio, master classes and ensemble offerings. You can try to read the board or just check out my sidebar!

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Guitar Salon with Open Mic featuring Classical Guitarist Scott Kritzer

Scott Kritzer brings decades of performing experience to a series of performance demonstrations called Fireside Chats to be held in the Beaverton First United Methodist Church’s Fireside Room. Kritzer, who often engages his audiences in concert, will discuss the stories behind the music in a friendly, informative and entertaining style. And prior to each ‘chat’ there will Read More

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Performance Anxiety Rehab Workshop with PAR PODS Begins September, 2016

I’ll be offering my popular Performance Anxiety Rehab Workshop beginning September 10th, 2016 and continuing on September 24th, October 15th and 29th from 2:00-3:30 pm PDT with PAR PODS to follow throughout the remainder of the year. Performance Anxiety Rehab (PAR) Nearly every performer, amateur to professional, suffers from some level of performance anxiety. If you’ve Read More

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Monthly Master Class January 21, 2:00-3:30 PM SKYPE friendly

Monthly Master Class Groups are a unique form of semi-independent study for the student of the classical guitar. Perhaps you’re too busy for weekly lessons and the practice time that comes with that commitment. Or perhaps you can’t afford the cost of private lessons. With my monthly Master Class both performers and auditors will get clear Read More

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Classical Guitar Immersion – June 16th-23rd, 2017 in Corbett, Oregon

Classical Guitar Immersion – Performance Development June 16th-23rd, 2017 CGI is an immersion experience where 7 guitarists join for a week of performance preparation on the historic Columbia River Gorge at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon. In this close and intimate setting students get personal attention through daily masterclasses, ensemble rehearsals Read More

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Back in the Saddle – In Performance with the Acoustic Guitar Masters

It’s been a long year of recovery. Most of you know that I took a bad fall off some stairs last January. I had to have my patella and quad muscles reattached. Nasty and painful business with a year long recovery, the anniversary of which is coming later this month! So now I’m jumping back Read More

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