Student Showcase: Fall 2014

The latest Showcase featured eleven of my bravest students performing a wild array of songs for each other and their families. Watch the whole thing here! Individual videos: Caroline (7): “Let It Go” – Demi Lovato Alison (5): “Old MacDonald …

Student of the Month: Lucca

Lucca has been working his hiney off for the last six months. He started lessons with me almost three years ago, and this past March, we started down the fingerpicking path. He learned The Plain White T’s’ “Hey There Delilah,” …

Student of the Month: Nicole

The August Student of the Month is seven-year-old ukulele player Nicole. She’s been playing for about a year, taking lessons here for the last three months. Nicole always brightens my day with her smiles and endless enthusiasm for learning new …

How to Buy Your First Guitar

How to Buy Your First Guitar

So you’re ready to start learning guitar (or maybe it’s your kid or another family member). Now you’ve got to buy one, and you have no idea what to look for. Fear not! This guide will help you find exactly …

Recital Videos: Spring 2014

The 2014 Spring Recital featured six of my students playing and singing some of their favorite songs. Way to go Caroline, Augie, Mark, Will, Rakefet, and Beckett! Watch the whole thing here: Individual videos: Caroline (7) – “Roar” by Katy …

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 …