An exploration of all topics related to the classical guitar. Articles on guitar technique and practicing, guitar-related opportunities and many general performance and music-related topics. Articles on my students' activities and spotlight features on alumni. Easily searchable by the following tags:

    •    Alumni

    •    Chamber Music

    •    Guest Artists

    •    Interpretation

    •    Oberlin Conservatory

    •    Opportunities

    •    Performance

    •    Practicing

    •    Private Students

    •    Student Activities

    •    Technique

    •    The Instrument

    •    University of Akron

Philip Logan plays for David Russell

University of Akron MM candidate, Philip Logan, performed in the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society-sponsored David Russell masterclass last night. It was held at the Cleveland Music School Settlement, and was attended by at least 50 auditors.

Logan played Barrios' Vals Op. 8, No. 3. 
Russell's attention was mostly on Phil's interpretation, as he tried to coax out of him various contrasting approaches to each phrase. Russell was animated, engaging and pithy as always, offering numerous nuggets on practicing, interpreting and performing. 

Nice work, Phil!!

Daniel Nitsch's Junior Recital

Playing the Melody with Good Rhythm