Congratulations to Will Ferguson, 14, the August 2013 Deft Digits student of the month! Will came to me in January 2012 already knowing how to play several classic tunes like “Smoke on the Water,” “Wild Thing,” “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Back in Black,” “Girls Got Rhythm,” and “Dust in the Wind.” Will brings a quiet enthusiasm for learning music to every single lesson. His unceasing drive to conquer more songs, more scales, more chords, and lately blues improvisation, makes teaching him a delight, and will make him a formidable musician if he keeps it up. Since starting at Deft Digits, Will has been practicing like a champion every week, gobbling up music from Pearl Jam, Audioslave, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, David Gray, John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, Bruno Mars, and Van Halen. Quite the palette!