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There Are No Shortcuts

This weekend we had our end of the year student recital and as always it was fun and entertaining to watch and listen to the performances and the personalities and observe their progress.   It never ceases to amaze me how different each student is and how despite these differences music has the capacity to open up a voice of expression for each one of them...
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Learning To Speak The Language Of Music

I taught my first music lessons at the age of 17 at a pop up music school called ABC Music Studios in Vancouver.   I remember the "studios" were dingy and dark with draw curtains separating one space from another. There was virtually no expectation on the part of the management regarding the necessary qualifications for their teachers.  At that time, my r... Read More

My Guitar Pal – Our Educational Website

Over the last three years we have worked on developing "My Guitar Pal", an online guitar education site. Now, I think the reason it is called an "education" site is because the process of developing this enterprise has been "an education." Initially, the idea was to bring 40 years of teaching experience and materials online with some very innovative ideas... Read More