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A new kind of music class is coming, but I need your help!

At the start of the pandemic I did 10 weeks of free guitar and ukulele classes for kids (and grown ups) for which many had signed up. However I’ve heard from some parents that they have a hard time supporting their child(ren). What to practice, when, how long, and tackling unwillingness to practice. Now I

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Guitar Studio In Nelson BC: How Failure Led To Success
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Guitar Studio in Nelson BC: How My Failures Led To Success

Today, at 12:30pm I picked up the Nelson Star after my friend/student asked me if I had seen it yet. I knew there’d be an article in there as I had already seen the online article about my guitar studio, written by Bill Metcalf. Still, nothing had prepared me for what I saw. Driving up

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coaching your child in music is a delicate but beautiful thing
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Coaching your child in music is a delicate but beautiful thing!

For more than 25 years I have been teaching and coaching my students of all ages to achieve their goals. It has never been the academics but the connection between my student and I, that has driven me all these years.  I get to know my students in such are personal way. We experience and

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Jamming with Nick Johnston & Interview in Nelson BC!

A few weeks ago I had the honour and privilege to do an interview with the incredible Nick Johnston. He was doing clinics and a concert at Selkirk Music College here in Nelson BC. A great day, filled with music and laughs. In a packed schedule Nick managed to free up 30m to do this interview

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How to practice a complicated tune on the guitar? Here’s how I do it!

Most students I’ve seen don’t really have a strategy for tackling a new tune or a complex tune. That’s too bad because your approach greatly determines the outcome in things. Just being aware of the complexity of a tune, or technical requirements, helps create that patience needed to go through the process of it. Patience,

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Epic Guitar Piece: Classical Gas by Tommy Emmanuel!

Summer has reached Nelson BC and we all have our own ways to spend this great time in the Kootenays. (Actually, in reality, we don’t have any bad seasons here really.) So what to do during those long summer nights… Well, I like a challenge so I thought I’d figure out how to play Classical

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