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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

The next Guitar Society Meeting is Monday September 9th 2019 7-9PM

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

Details of the event will follow shortly.

Corvallis Guitar Society 3rd Annual Guitar Festival May 11th 2019 Schedule:

All Events Take Place at the 1st Presbyterian Church, Corvallis

More information available at the Corvallis Guitar Society Website
http://www.corvallisguitarsociety.org

10:00am – 12:00pm Masterclass with Bill Kanengiser: 4 students, 30 mins each

Free and open to the public

12:00 – 1:00pm                 LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00pm            Featuring James Bishop Edwards, Cameron O’Connor & Tom Strini

Discussion and music performance from the period 1750-1800 when the newly developing early Classical six single string guitar and the traditional five and six course Baroque double string guitar were contemporary. The lecture includes two historical instruments: a 1798 Italian guitar (Fabricatore) and an 1800 Spanish guitar (Benedid).

Free and open to the public

2:00 – 2:30pm                 BREAK

2:30 – 3:30pm            Hawaiian Guitar and Ukulele Concert featuring Ian O’Sullivan

Tickets Available online, and at the door

4:00 – 5:00pm            Ukulele and Hawaiian Music Workshop with Ian O’Sullivan

A brief history of the ‘ukulele, prominent players and style, strumming and picking techniques, chord melody, and arranging for ‘ukulele as a solo instrument vs ensemble.                            

Free and Open to the Public

5:00 – 7:00pm                 DINNER BREAK

7:00pm- 7:30pm            Corvallis Guitar Ensemble Concert Directed by Cameron O’Connor

7:30pm – 10:00pm         Closing Concert: Classical Guitarist Bill Kanengiser

Tickets Available online, and at the door

Flamenco Pacifico

March 23 @ 7:30pm
Majestic Theatre Main Stage
Tickets: $28-30 Available online: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=77438

Premiere Flamenco music & dance ensemble led by Berto Boyd returns to the Majestic to take listeners on a journey through a musical landscape that can be haunting and deeply moving, due in no small part to the spine-tingling duende, or trance-like spirit unleashed by the music. Additionally, this concert will feature special guest artist and dancer Melissa Cruz from the Bay Area.

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The Next Guitar Society meeting is Monday April 2nd 7-9pm Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

We are pleased to announce classical guitarist Travis Johnson as our featured artist and as the maestro who will conduct the guitar workshop.

AGENDA
7:00 – 7:05pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:40pm Guitar Workshop with Travis Johnson.
7:40 – 8:10pm Open Stage; share your music with us – all solo guitar styles (or ensembles) and all abilities welcome.
8:10 – 8:20pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:20 – 9:00pm Featured Artist from Portland  Travis Johnson

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.

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Duo demitasse Spring Concert Presented by the Corvallis Guitar Society and Corvallis Arts Center

Sunday April 8th 2018 3pm – 5pm

Corvallis Arts Center

Tickets $25 Available at Grass Roots Books and Music, Corvallis, and on line at Brown Paper Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3355559

We are very pleased to be working with the Corvallis Arts Center to present the spring concert on the afternoon of Sunday April 8th at the Corvallis Arts Center, downtown Corvallis. This promises to be a fantastic musical experience featuring two top flight musicians who will be performing a combination of solo and duet works. You can check out more about these two great talents on their respective websites:

The local Guitar maestro Cameron O’Connor

http://www.cameronoconnor.com/video.html

Pianist Hui Wu

http://www.huiwupianist.com/media/

And feel free to share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/194089658031485/

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Guitar Festival  Weekend of June 8th and 9th

FEATURING GRISHA GORYACHEV AND CAMERON O’CONNOR

Following the success of our first festival in 2017, we will be presenting Corvallis’ Second Annual Guitar Festival in June 2018. We are delighted local maestro Cameron O’Connor is going to open the event for us with the Friday night concert and equally delighted that our Saturday night Concert Artist will be Grisha Goryechev. A native of St Petersburg, Russia, now residing in the US, Grisha is an extraordinarily talented and internationally famous classical and flamenco guitarist. He has plenty of postings on YouTube so you can check him out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMCak0-0WNw&list=RDgMCak0-0WNw#t=45

He will also be presenting the festival Master-Class on Saturday morning.

You can find out more about Grisha here http://www.grishaguitar.com/