January 2021 Newsletter
Hello, Fellow Guitar Players!
I hope you all are staying safe and taking care of yourselves and the people in your community. January is often one of my busiest months, and this year is no exception. I’m happy to be helping so many people reach their guitar goals and find a little peace through these very tough times, and I’ve got a couple new learning opportunities I’d like to share with you.
NEW! VIDEO LESSON EXCHANGE, MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION
If our schedules don’t line up for weekly private lessons or if you need more flexibility, a Video Lesson Exchange based around my Free 5 Year Online Guitar Course may be a good option. I want to make sure you’d be a good fit for this program before signing up, so email me and I’ll let you know what I think. Tuition is $150 per month, and I have availability for 4 students. You may be directed to pick up either The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume One or Volume Two before we begin.
SHE SHREDS: 1 RIFF A DAY CHALLENGE
Each year, the folks at She Shreds Media challenge the community to create and post 1 Riff A Day for the month of January on Instagram. I have taken part in this challenge for a few years, and I decided to offer the community one “lesson” riff a day this year. We’re about halfway into the month, and I have posted lessons on music theory, effective practice, skill assessment, and dyads in the pentatonic scales. I’ve also included free PDFs for folks following the challenge on Instagram, and my handle is: TheGuitarPlayer
GROUP GUITAR CLASSES
I continue to offer group lessons to students who are living in the same household, using one screen. If you and your roommate, partner, or child would like to study this way with me, please email me and if I don’t have a time that works for you, I’ll put you on my waiting list.
A PLUG FOR AN EXCELLENT TEACHER AND FRIEND OF MINE
Could you or your child benefit from extra help in Math, Chemistry, or Physics? Suzi Tucker, Ph.D is an award-winning tutor with more than 25 years of experience teaching these subjects. She specializes in using active engagement to promote student understanding of key concepts and the development of problem-solving skills. Improved student performance naturally follows. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website for more information or to schedule a session.
Feel free to reach out and let me know how you’re doing, especially if we have not spoken in a while. This is a lonely and difficult time for everyone, and I’m thinking of all the people I’ve gotten to work with over the years.
Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press
Augusta, ME 04330