In strange and uncertain times, sometimes a reasonable person might despair. But Hope is unreasonable, and children a hope for the future.
This initiative is based in 25 years’ experience of Guitar Craft courses, held on four continents for students mostly above the age of eighteen. Guitar Craft seminars have provided opportunities to develop personal discipline, facility on the guitar while fostering musicality, mainly within a context of playing with others.
Music is primarily a social act, and Guitar Craft training takes place within the Guitar Circle. This provides opportunities for developing social skills, problem solving, reliability and responsibility, and cultivating the personal initiative in front of challenges at whatever level the student is able to honorably respond; all within a supportive and encouraging environment.
Fun, play and spontaneity are as necessary in the development of any discipline as more considered practices and exercises.
Many Guitar Craft students of some years experience are now parents. How to make available to their children, and the children of others, the approach that we have found so valuable in our own ongoing education?
Music reaches beyond words and between cultures. Music enables us to communicate and express ourselves when words fail. Music moves us and speaks to us directly and immediately, in ways that elude easy explanation but are no less real for that. Music is as available to us as we are available to music.
A Few Words From The Patron of the Seattle Circle Guitar School