You are in good company. So many of us have had big gaps in our playing.raven wrote:Hi, this is my first post. I have recently begun to play classical guitar after a break of about 10 years. Actually I've had a few of these prolonged periods of not playing.
Welcome! I live in KC Metro! Look up Ryan McLouth. He studied with Douglas Niedt at UMKC. He teaches at CMU in Fayette, and I think he lives in Columbia. If he's not available, look up Thom Howard! These two men would be great!raven wrote:Hi, this is my first post. I have recently begun to play classical guitar after a break of about10 years. Actually I've had a few of these prolonged periods of not playing. I started with guitar lessons when I was about 15 years old and took lessons for about 5 years. Since then, I've played off and on and usually get frustrated after a while. I am interested in finding a good teacher nearby which I'm sure would help this time around. But I came across this forum site because I was trying to find out how to improve my finger nails, which has always been a hindrance to me and a big part of the reason I eventually stop playing. I have tried many things over the years. So I'll be looking for some information on that on this forum as well. Hopefully there is something that may work for me that I haven't already tried. I love listening to classical guitar music as well and that has always brought me back, eventually, to again try to become more proficient myself in my playing.
Small world! I received my Bachelors in Music Ed from CMU. I was working on my undergrad a couple of years behind Ryan, and Thom was the adjunct professor of classical guitar and Strings at the time. It's always fun to find local players!raven wrote:Wow, thanks Dustin for the information regarding teachers around here. My daughter is actually a student at CMU in Fayette. I will need to definitely look into getting in touch with Ryan. I have enjoyed Douglas Niedt's website in the past too so I'm familiar with him. And Thom Howard I'll keep in mind as well. thanks again!
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