Riley and Kate Rutherford on performing with the Clarksville Youth Guitar Orchestra

Riley and Kate Rutherford on performing with the Clarksville Youth Guitar Orchestra

  Riley and Kate Rutherford are 9 year old twin sisters from Erin, Tennessee. They study with Vanessa Green, adjunct professor at Austin Peay State University.  They shared their experience of preparing and performing with the Clarksville Youth Guitar Orchestra at the Montgomery County Library-   We are 9-year-old identical … Continue reading

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