November 1, 2013

Washington Middle School guitar class

I’m teaching a beginning guitar class at Washington Middle School this year. The class is facilitated by Seattle Parks and Recreation. I’m very happy to be back working in a public school environment and I have 10 eager and enthusiastic students (the best kind, I’m pleased to say). We’ll be learning basic guitar technique, music […]

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January 18, 2012

WSO Workshop

In April of 2011, Pearl Django was invited by the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra play a concert with the Orchestra and to lead a Gypsy Jazz workshop at Western Washington University the afternoon before the concert.  Michael Gray, Rick Leppanen and I gave the workshop.  We talked briefly about the history of the genre and then […]

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January 17, 2012

Cigar Box Guitars

A couple years ago, I had the pleasure of working with the 4th and 5th grade classes at a private school in Seattle leading a cigar box guitar building project.  Over about 6 weeks, the kids built guitars step by step using tools and materials that I brought in and with the help of a […]

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January 16, 2012

New Website

Welcome to my New Website!  I’m pleased to say my new site is finally up and running.

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