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Guitar Society monthly meetings are re-opening on September 13th, 2021
This is the second Monday of September because the first is Labor Day Public Holiday

Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

Restrictions on Covid-19 have been put aside starting July 1st and, as a result, we are excited to re-open the Guitar Society activities here in Corvallis. We are in the process of establishing featured artists and ensemble music, and this information will be added shortly. In the meantime, go ahead and add the time and date of our upcoming Monthly Meeting in your calendar!

AGENDA MONDAY September 13th, 2021
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:15 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: email me jmds157@yahoo.com  to get the guitar scores/parts if you want to join in – everyone is welcome!
8:15 – 8:35 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us
8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Featured Concert Artist – Will be announced shortly

Entrance is FREE and open to the public (donations gratefully received). Location: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333. The entrance is between New Morning Bakery and Sedlaks Boots and Shoes.

Saturday September 28th 2019 2 – 3 pm
Venue: Truckenbrod Pop-Up Gallery, 517 SW 2nd St. Corvallis
Free Admission

Photo by Elaine La mour

Jon will be performing at Joan Truckenbrod’s gallery in the setting of Julia Bradshaw’s SURVEY artwork exhibition featuring a mixture of classical guitar music from around the world that reaches out to the moon and beyond.

Teaching

Jon teaches out of his music studio in the Madison Plaza, downtown Corvallis. Prior to moving to Oregon, he taught beginning and intermediate adult group guitar classes with the East San Jose Union High School District for a number of years and has taught privately for over a decade catering to students from 8 years to 70 years of age.

For aspiring classical guitarists, Jon recommends a structured approach to the guitar that matches
repertoire with appropriate technique building exercises and is anchored with method books selected to meet your needs as a student. This provides a systematic approach to reading music and understanding music theory.

A typical weekly lesson will include practical exercises to build technique, develop music reading skills, and work on prepared pieces. Lessons cost $45 for 1 hour and $25 for 30 mins. Remember, for younger people, music and playing the guitar can provide a lifetime of enjoyment. For older people, it’s never too late to learn!

Please feel free to contact Jon to talk about your specific needs. Jon’s email is jmds157@yahoo.com Or call: 541 829 2092

In order to provide the local guitar community with a great range of classical guitars, Jon has just begun selling Córdoba instruments from his studio in downtown Corvallis. Córdoba offers an excellent range of guitars of very high quality and for very affordable prices. Finding the right guitar is important in terms of inspiring our musical soul and enabling us to achieve our full potential as musicians. For this reason Jon felt it important to provide the growing local classical scene with the opportunity to try out guitars that offer different characteristics in terms of sound, feel, sizes, and for a range of budgets. If you wish to find the classical guitar that is right for you, please contact Jon by phone or email to arrange an appointment and he will introduce you to the wonderful world of Córdoba classical guitars.

Phone: 541 829 2092
Email: jmds157@yahoo.com