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1998- Present - Guitar teacher at Woodsy's Music Kent, Ohio - Flatpick, Fingerstyle, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo, Songwriting.
1992-2000 was an active member of the Youngstown Area Arts Council, The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County and Ohio Arts Council Touring programs. Performing workshops in public and private schools, universities and music and arts festivals.
Past Sponsors: The National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read; The Kent State Folk Festival; The Cuyahoga Valley National Park; The Kent Free Library; Glen Oaks High School, North Canton, Ohio; Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio; Ohio Arts Council; Youngstown Area Arts Council; Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County; First Night Akron; First Night Youngstown; First Night Canfield; Opening Night Warren; Cuyahoga Valley Folk Festival; Cabin Fever Folk Festival; Inventors Hall of Fame; City of Upper Arlington; Kent Beatles Fest; 'Round Town Music Festival, Kent, OH; Stow Heritage Festival, Stow, OH.
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"I have a left handed Blue Chip TAD 3R 40 pick and I find it a great pick to use, no scraping and quick on the strings. The only problem is that the tone is quite bass-y which is great for lead picking or Mandolin but not so good for rhythm…"