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Online Lessons

Online Lessons

When I was featured in our NPR affiliate's Midday Magazine this summer, (WAMC.ORG) I was able to outline some learning needs as we live through an unforeseen age. Where would we be now without technology? Learning an instrument is supposed to be fun and goal-driven....

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Aging and Guitar: How to Handle your Hands

Aging and Guitar: How to Handle your Hands

Handling Hand and Wrist Pain Have you experienced increasing hand pain in our age of reliance on technology? Has it affected your guitar (or other instrument) playing? The effects of aging on our bodies, in addition to cellphones, tablets and increasingly lengthy...

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Student Spotlight Episode 1: TRACE ELLIS

Student Spotlight Episode 1: TRACE ELLIS

Hello Guitarists!   I'm SO EXCITED that our first "Student Spotlight" is complete!  In this episode, we focus on guitar student Trace Ellis. Trace is a singer/songwriter/guitarist. I not only have the pleasure of assisting him with his guitar goals, but of hearing...

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Pandemic Practice Principles for Perfection!

Pandemic Practice Principles for Perfection!

So. You've got the time. You've got your instrument. You've got a computer, tablet or smartphone with a great connection. And...most importantly...you have the desire to learn and grow.  What now?  There are so many sources out there for you consume as a guitar...

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Your First Guitar Lesson – How to Prep and What to Expect

Your First Guitar Lesson – How to Prep and What to Expect

Your Guitar Lesson - How to Prepare and What to Expect Today we are going to discuss how to prepare for your first guitar lesson. Actually, these are basics to make any lesson go more smoothly and meaningful - your first lesson, or your hundredth guitar lesson! We’ll...

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How to Shop for a Beginner Guitar – A Quick Buyer’s Guide

How to Shop for a Beginner Guitar – A Quick Buyer’s Guide

What you Need Before Buying a Beginner Guitar There are a few things to know before going online or heading out in person to purchase your first guitar, whether for yourself or a loved one. The top three questions are related to cost, quality and size. So, while you...

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What to Know Before Buying A Beginner Guitar

What to Know Before Buying A Beginner Guitar

My purpose here is to be your beginner guitar buying guide. This article will assist you in feeling focused, prepared and knowledgeable before stepping foot in your local musical instrument shop – or – before clicking your mouse and spending your hard-earned money on...

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