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Greg offers his beautiful acoustic guitar music throughout Northern California including the Greater Sacramento Valley and Foothills, Lake Tahoe, Gold Country, Bay Area, Yosemite, and Napa Valley. Cities  include:  Auburn,  Berkeley, Concord,  Davis, Elk Grove, Fairfield, Folsom, Foresthill,  Fremont,  Granite Bay, Jackson, Lincoln, Lodi, Manteca, Martinez, Marysville,  Modesto, Mountain View, Napa, Nevada City, North Lake Tahoe, Novato, Oakland, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Placerville,  Pleasanton, Redwood City, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, San Francisco,  San Jose,  Stockton, South Lake Tahoe,  Tahoe City, Truckee,  Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Woodland, Yosemite, Yuba City.

 

Private Classical Guitar Lessons


Greg is now offering weekly private lessons at his home in East Sacramento, as well as at Guitar Workshop, also located in East Sacramento. Currently Greg is teaching Monday and Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons at home, and Wednesdays and Thursdays at Guitar Workshop.

Greg has been teaching privately for almost 20 years as well as teaching guitar courses at California State University, Sacramento, and Sacramento City College. Greg holds a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance under Dr. Richard Savino, and a Master of Music degree in composition under Stephen Blumberg. Greg has also studied with Brandon Yip and Dusan Bogdovic, and has performed in master classes with William Kannengeiser, Andrew York, Nigel North, Paul Bier, David Tanenbaum, and Marc Teicholz. Greg is also an accomplished electric guitarist with a passion for 1970s and 1980s hard rock and heavy metal.

Greg teaches beginning through advanced students. Greg stresses proper technique, theory, tone production, interpretation, relaxation and repertoire (pieces). In addition, Greg is passionate about the guitar and stresses developing an efficient and enjoyable practice routine. Students also have access to Greg's extensive music library, compositions, and hand-written scores.

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Rates: $30 per half hour weekly, $50 per hour weekly, $60 per hour occasionally

Recommended Materials - Student Guitar:

 Yamaha CG151S Classical Acoustic Spruce Guitar with Natural Finish

 

Recommended Materials - Accessories:

 Tour Grade Guitarist Footstool

 

 D'Addario Pro-Arte Strings Set, Clear/Silver Normal

 

Recommended Materials - Method Books and Technique:

The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method - Volume 1: Guitar Technique

 

 The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method - Volume 2: Guitar Technique

 

These method books, co-authored by Parkening and David Brandon, are excellent and well thought-out, with helpful photos and illustrations. Volume one is beginning to advanced beginning, and volume two is intermediate. Volume two is especially good, with repertoire arranged by style period, notes on technique and interpretation for each piece, and the best blurb on fingernail care I have read.

Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar, Level I-III"

 

 Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar, Level IV-V"

 

Great pair of books by Robert Benedict. Daily sight-reading material with emphasis on phrasing, form, etc. Intelligently graded and highly recommended for all students.

 Diatonic Major and Minor Scales

 

The great Andres Segovia's fingerings of 12 Major and 12 Melodic Minor Scales. The study of scales is essential to a proper and well-rounded guitar technique.

 Recommended Materials - Studies/Etudes/Estudios:

 Andres Segovia - 20 Studies for the Guitar: Book/CD Pack

 

Collection of the great guitar composer Fernando Sor's most effective and beautiful etudes edited by Andres Segovia. Comes with an excellent CD including all 20 etudes recorded by Paul Henry. I personally like these very musical interpretations a lot.

 Matteo Carcassi: 25 Etudes Melodiques Op. 60 (Chanterelle)

 

Reprinting of the definitive Chanterelle publication by Mel Bay. Includes historical information, both original and modern fingering, and further performance suggestions.

 120 Studies for Right Hand Development (Classical Guitar Study Series)

 

Giuliani's masterful set of 120 studies for the right hand. A must own.

Recommended Materials - Repertoire:

 Renaissance Guitar W/CD (Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology)

 

 Baroque Guitar W/CD (Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology)

 

 The Classical Guitar (Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology)

 

 Romantic Guitar W/CD (Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology)

 

These 4 volumes comprise the Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology. Fully fingered and exceptionally laid out, each volume also provides a wealth of historical background. Each volume is graded with the easiest material at the beginning of the book and the most difficult at the end. The Renaissance and Classical volumes are particularly great.

 

 ~ Call Greg at (916) 739-6571 or email him at gregorwilliams@comcast.net to schedule a lesson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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