Santa Fe Guitar Academy


Dear students, friends, and guitarists:


January was busy, with new students coming in with their Christmas-present guitars, some returning students starting up again, Carlos Pérez's beautiful House Concert, a Performance Class, and a very full workshop on the “Foundation Exercises”. In February, we will be hosting Joaquin Gallegos, local flamenco favorite, in a House Concert Friday February 12th at 7PM. We will have a Performance Class on Saturday the 27th at 2 PM, so plan on coming and sharing some music in the most supportive and friendly environment possible.


Our friend Petra Babankova runs a classical guitar ensemble that performs around Santa Fe and Albuquerque. It is free to join, and requires a basic commitment to rehearsals and performances, Although you must know how to read music, you get plenty of time to prepare your parts. If you are interested, or would like to learn more about it, contact her directly at


Nicolo Spera, from Italy, is playing this Sunday in Albuquerque at Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Ana Vidovic, from Croatia, is playing in Albuquerque February 20th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and in Santa Fe on April 15th, for Performance Santa Fe. The New Mexico Museum is hosting an exhibit called The Guitar Museum, featuring historic and interesting instruments. Check it out! Miguel DeLuca and Friends are playing at San Q Sushi for Valentine's Day, and Jeff Sand, who is also a fine guitarist, will be singing at the Starlight Lounge February 18th.


In a partnership with the New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival, I am scheduling a number of little concerts at local schools. If you know of a school that might be interested, please let me know and I will put them in contact with the right people to get the ball rolling. As you might know, the lesson schedule has filled up steadily over the past months. This means a little less flexibility, so please keep your lesson time in mind when making other plans, and let me now with plenty of advance when you might need to re-schedule.



Stay warm!









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