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

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