a guitarist's occasional blog
As you can see, my blog has been sleeping the past six months. I've been very busy teaching a whole bunch of new classes at Portland's Multnomah Arts Center!
It's been a long time since I was in a situation like this where I am surrounded by so many other talented, enthusiastic, and hard-working students and artists. Years ago, I had the good fortune to teach children's music at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. This experience has a similar feeling.
I've been giving most of my energy to my songwriting, ukulele, and guitar students here all winter and spring, and I expect to continue to do that. But I've also managed to carve away at some of the distractions that have kept me from this blog. My intention is to get this rolling again, and to get back to posting about guitars and guitar playing a couple times each month.
In the meantime, if you are interested in private or group class guitar/ukulele/songwriting instruction, please get in touch with the Multnomah Arts Center at 503-823-2787.
I'll be adding to my teaching load this fall at Multnomah Arts Center here in Portland, Oregon.
I'll be teaching at least two Music and Movement for Children classes, one on Monday and one on Wednesday morning. However, we have had very strong attendance this summer, and I'm hoping we might open a couple new sections. If you are interested in my music for children, please check out my Dancing With No Shoes On site. These classes are aimed at toddlers and preschoolers, and we have a ton of fun!
In addition, I am doing more group guitar classes. At the moment, we plan Monday classes at 6:30pm and 7:30pm for children and adults. These sections will be Guitar II classes for students who already have some basic knowledge of open chords and strumming. On Wednesday afternoon and evening, we will be offering a beginner group guitar class for children and another for adults.
Also, probably on Wednesday nights, I plan to offer a Songwriter's Toolbox class for songwriters of all experience levels. This is something I am particularly excited about, and I have already begun to work on generating some fun, useful lessons!
Keep playing! Keep practicing! Make sure you have fun!
Chuck Cheesman writes hopeful, loving, and sometimes funny songs for people of all ages.
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