Caroline C

Student of the Month: Caroline C

Hooray for young Caroline C, the May 2014 Student of the Month! Caroline turned seven this year, and she’s been taking guitar lessons at Deft Digits since last fall. She has exceptionally varied tastes in music: Kelly Clarkson, Elizabeth Mitchell, …

Steve Nesbitt

Student of the Month: Steve Nesbitt

April’s Student of the Month is Steve Nesbitt, a grownup who’s been studying jazz with me for the last several months. Steve has a background in classical guitar, and in recent years he’s been branching out to more popular styles. …

Student of the Month: Rakefet Cooperman

Rakefet’s been taking guitar lessons for a year and a half now. She’s seven years old and already a rock star. Most guitarists, myself included, have a tough time adding vocals to the tricky new guitar skills we’re learning. Not …

Student of the Month: Augie

February’s Student of the Month is eight-year-old Augie. The software engineer in me loves Augie’s intellectual approach to learning music. He’s always asking the important questions and making useful observations before I get a chance to point them out. Augie …

Jack Lewison

Student of the Month: Jack Lewison

January’s Student of the Month is seven-year-old Jack Lewison, and he loves to rock. There’s never an energy shortage in the room when it’s his lesson time; he literally bounces off the walls when we don’t channel it all into …

Recital Videos: Fall 2013

Recital Videos: Fall 2013

The very first Deft Digits Guitar Recital happened last Saturday, and I’m so proud of my students! They all worked their rears off to prepare for the event, and it was a first-time performance for most of them. Watch the …

Student of the Month: Andy Walker

Student of the Month: Andy Walker

Two years ago, my eldest cousin called me out of the blue and asked me to get him started playing guitar. Say hello to the November 2013 Student of the Month, Andy Walker. He’d never studied music before, so we …

Beckett Muzia

Student of the Month: Beckett Muzia

Congratulations to 7-year-old Beckett Muzia, the October 2013 Student of the Month at Deft Digits. Beckett started lessons with me a little over a year ago with his shiny red mini-Strat. He has since conquered songs by Arcade Fire, Florence …

Claire Curtis

Student of the Month: Claire Curtis

The September 2013 Student of the Month is Claire Curtis! At nine years old, Claire is one of my most creative students; she’s constantly writing her own songs. Influenced by a winding journey through The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Journey, Kelly …

Will Ferguson

Student of the Month: Will Ferguson

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,” …