For 2 years I’ve been occasionally going to the Guitar Gallery in Nashville, TN and recording audio for their website. I’ve gotten to play some really nice guitars that sound great and are wonderful pieces of artwork.
Here’s some of the guitars that I’ve played and recorded on and links to there sites. If you’re in the market for a really nice fine handmade acoustic guitar, then the Guitar Gallery is a great place to go.
So today I went to Mr Hart’s house and filmed about 5 Christmas songs for one of his upcoming projects.
He puts together a Christmas DVD of live performing musicians that goes out to nursing homes all across America.
This year he is raising enough funds to have the ability to send this DVD out to all nursing home in America. I think it’s a wonderful ministry and was glad to be a part of it!
This year he will send the DVD to every Nursing Home in the U.S.; around 2 million residents in all
Some of the the performers include Kevin Williams (lead guitarist for Gaither Vocal Band), Dick Tunney (pianist for Steve Green), Tami Pryce (Grand Ole Opry), Tyler Stephenson (grammy nominated 3 times), Mike Harland, Christi Harper, Jim Cole, Emily Samuelson, Lara Landon and Emi Ferguson (flutist at 911 10 year anniversary in NYC).
If you’re interested in donating to this project, please get in touch with David at
4th Jonathan Brown and Lance Allen ~ Nashville, TN
This was the first year for the competition and they did a superb job of keeping it flowing and interesting. Everything was organized and they even had a table for the competitors to sell there cd’s, which was a great idea!
The first place prize was a hand made O.C. Bear acoustic guitar. It was really nice at a retail of $4500!!
Second got another guitar and third place received a $100 prize.
The night ended with a wonderful performance by three great artist and fingerstyle guitarist, Muriel Anderson, Pat Kirtley, and Brian Henke.
Kara Barnard, the brains behind the event, did such a nice job and I’ll definitely come again next year with my family!
So I have this little goal to have taught guitar lessons in all 50 states using skype. I emailed a bunch of music stores in states that I have not taught in, but have had no responses. I’ve even contacted my local news stations to see if they might be interested in running a story on this method of teaching.
So far I’ve taught in these states.
Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Florida (FL), California (CA), New York (NY), Ohio (OH), New Jersey (NJ), Missouri (MO), Nevada (NV), Pennsylvania (PA), Indiana (IN) Oklahoma (OK), Nevada (NV) Rhode Island (RI), Kentucky (KY), South Carolina (SC), Washington (WA), Hawaii (HI), Michigan (MI), Wisconsin (WI), Illinois (IL), Colorado (CO), Utah (UT), Oregon (OR)
Feel free to get in touch with me, even if you live in one of these states, as the next goal is all the major cities in the United States. I’m also looking to teach in foreign countries to those that can afford my rates and communicate in English.
I’m writing this to find students. You don’t have to pay for first lesson, but I encourage you to sign up for a month of four if you desire.
If satisfied, you must be willing to leave a review on my google place and website along with a picture of you holding guitar.
This will serve as proof of my teaching in all 50 states.
I’m a Takamine Clinician/Artist and clinician and promote many products on youtube and website blogs. I’m involved with NAMM and volunteer at WO Smith Music in Nashville, TN.
Help me achieve this goal!
If you subscribe to Retailer Magazine, be on the look out for my article on how to do skype lessons. Should be in the August issue after summer NAMM.
Skype name is guitarlancer
I’ve even tried to get on The Today Show, and with your help I can probably make it happen.
Got to hang with Micheal Farley, no relation to Chris Farley…. 🙂
He is the light man, as I refer to him. We’ve seen each other at Trade shows every time and have become friends.
Micheal found out about me through one of my video lessons that I posted on youtube years ago. It was Here comes the bride. He sent me some of his products like his clip on light, that works great for musicians who read music or charts on a darkened stage.
What a great guy too and plays guitar great too! So that’s why we hit it off!
Going for dinner tomorrow night, Saturday and really looking forward to enjoying some Monell’s fried chicken in Germantown….
It’s that time of year again and so many people come to CAAS. (Chet Atkins Appreciation Society)
This, I believe, is my tenth year in a row that I’ve come to the event and I’ve been very fortunate to play the event for the last three years. CAAS was a great event for me and my dad to get together and hang. He passed in 2010 and going gives me a good memory of him and the legacy that he left me on the guitar.
My career owes a lot to CAAS. On my first year I met some English people, that became friends immediately. This eventually led me to a trip in 2008 to London and I got to perform for a finger style guitar club in Chesham.
In 2006 I produced my first cd and promoted it at CAAS, along with my arrangement of Sometimes in Life, which was featured in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. Now known as Fingerstyle 360.
On my first year I got to meet Mr. Tommy Emmanuel and jam with him for a good 30 minutes on the early morning. He gave me the name guitarlancer, which a lot of you know me by because of my email and website www.guitarlancer.com.
CAAS brings people from all over the world! I’ve met so many finger style guitar players that it may drive someone crazy. I’m sure it has driven some wives quite crazy!
Here’s a list of people I’ve jammed for and met and became aquiantences with.