Melanie Conly and I will be performing at MERA The Schoolhouse on Sunday, March 12th, 2023 at 2pm.
974 McDonald's Corner's, Algonquin Highlands.
tickets at www.ticketsplease.ca
I'll be teaching a one-week Guitar Master Class at the Fleming College Campus of the Haliburton School of Art + Design, August 7-11, 2023.
On March 11th, 2023 I'll be performing a Solo Guitar Concert to celebrate Oskar Graf's 50th Anniversary of Lutherie. Oskar has made me half a dozen guitars in my career, plus I've acquired 3 others second hand. I love them all. The concert will take place at Oskar's home in Westport ON.
Melanie Conly and I will be performing a Private House Concert on Saturday, January 21st, 2023 in Toronto…
Guitar Masterclass August 8-12, 2022
I'll be teaching a one-week Guitar Master Class at the Fleming College Campus of the Haliburton School of Art + Design, August 8-12, 2022.
A hands-on guitar workshop on a variety of subjects based on over 40 years of playing experience:
- A Treatise On Tuning: tuning by ear vs. electronic tuners; equal tempered tuning; tuning to the key etc.
- How To Practise: 1/2 speed technique, the metronome, recordings and more.
- Nail Care for the Fingerstyle Guitarist; proper filing technique, polishing, acrylic vs. natural, fingerpicks.
- Flatpicking Techniques: Choosing a pick (they’re not all the same), pick angle, developing speed & accuracy.
- Capos: how to put them on properly, how to use them with another guitarist, partial capo’ing, high capoing
- The Magic of 1 & 2 String Altered Tunings
- The Great Guitarists of the 20th Century
- "Desert Island Albums" (Guitar Music That Changed My Life)
- Playing Together: students will pair up and prepare a piece to play together using the above techniques.
- Master Class: students of all styles are encouraged to prepare 2-3 pieces to perform for the group. These performances will be a springboard for discussion of performance anxiety, proper preparation, plus breaking apart the music itself, and finding ways of improving practising the pieces in order to take them to the next level.