YOUNG GUITARISTS’ WORKSHOP UNITES KIDS IN HARMONY

YOUNG GUITARISTS’ WORKSHOP UNITES KIDS IN HARMONY

YOUNG GUITARISTS’ WORKSHOP UNITES KIDS IN HARMONY By: Will Riley Combining youthful energy, high-quality instruction, large ensemble playing, and a mission to help a younger generation of classical guitarists build a vibrant community, the third annual Young Guitarists’ Workshop was by all accounts a rousing success. Held at New England Conservatory … Continue reading

Interview with Ricardo Gomez, 2014 winner of the Classical Minds High School division

Interview with Ricardo Gomez, 2014 winner of the Classical Minds High School division

Ricardo Gomez was born in El Tigre, Venezuela in 1995. In earlier years he studied the flute and the cuatro (a four-stringed Venezuelan instrument). The classical guitar is now his main passion. In addition to playing  in classes for important figures like Leo Brouwer, Aniello Desiderio, and Roland Dyens,  Ricardo won … Continue reading

Multi-talented Joseph Tollefsen on the Southern Guitar Fest, TEDx presentations and Cigar Box Guitars

Multi-talented Joseph Tollefsen on the Southern Guitar Fest, TEDx presentations and Cigar Box Guitars

Joseph Tollefsen is 14. He lives in the Columbia, S.C area where he is home-schooled as a rising sophomore. He studies with Marina Alexandra. He recently received honorable mention in the senior youth competition at the Southern Guitar Festival. Joseph also gave a presentation at the festival on building Cigar … Continue reading

Katie Holmes, winner of the first Fretbuzz video contest

Katie Holmes, winner of the first Fretbuzz video contest

  We held a video competition for the month of March. The winner received $250. There were 15 great young guitarists who contributed videos showcasing their skills. The guitar professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Nicholas Ciraldo, judged the competition. The winner was Katie Holmes. She agreed to share a … Continue reading

Interviews with division 1 winners (ages 11-14) of the 2014 Dallas Guitar Competition.

Interviews with division 1 winners (ages 11-14) of the 2014 Dallas Guitar Competition.

Hosted by the University of Texas in Dallas, the annual Texas guitar competition and festival is now in its 13th year. Enric Madriguera is the Festival Director. Eddie Healy is the Assistant Director and Youth Competition Coordinator. This year’s festival included performances by Juan Carlos Laguna and the Los Angeles … Continue reading

Video Interview with Augustus Woodrow-Tomizuka (winner of 2014 Dallas youth competition)

Video Interview with Augustus Woodrow-Tomizuka (winner of 2014 Dallas youth competition)

Hosted by the University of Texas in Dallas, the annual Texas guitar competition and festival is now in its 13th year. Enric Madriguera is the Festival Director. Eddie Healy is the Assistant Director and Youth Competition Coordinator. This year’s festival included performances by Juan Carlos Laguna and the Los Angeles … Continue reading