Santa Fe Guitar Academy




Dear friends and students, summer is here and we are staying busy at the Santa Fe Guitar Academy!


In student news, congratulations to Armando Padia, who played an inspiring graduation recital at Adams State University, Daniel Torres on his full ride scholarship for his master degree, and Daniel Firebanks and Nicolas Lopez for finishing their International Baccalaureates!


As you might know, our schedule is almost completely full, so I am working on opening some more spots. I always appreciate referrals, since friends, current and past students are in the best position to recommend us, so each time a new student signs up for a full month of lessons due to your recommendation, you get a $25.00 check, wether you are a student or not! All you have to do is remind them to mention you when they sign up, or just let me know.


Traveling during the summer? Hard to schedule make-up lessons? With a week's notice, from June to August, up to four lessons can be left as “rain checks” that we can make up when you come back. The make-up lessons do not expire, as long as you are continuously enrolled. This way you can use those lessons when it suits you best, and this allows you to keep your spot and your preferred time slot.


It is time for a Performance Class, isn't it? Choose a piece or two to share with us on May 28th, 3:00 to 4:00! Let me know what music you'd like to play so we can plan a nice performance order, or just come listen. We always keep this under one hour, so no need to fear the four-hour recital!


Following up on the “Foundation Exercises” workshop we had in January, we'll be having a Free Fingerpicking Technique Workshop on June 11th, from 3:00 to 5:00. These usually fill up, so please RSVP to reserve your spot!


Current students only: Free Extra Lesson Day on May 26! If you have a little extra practice time during the summer, or need a little boost, sign up for an extra lesson at no charge. Call for available times.


The New Mexico Guitar Festival is coming up mid June, and you might want to go! Their website has all the details.


GiG Performance Space is an all-ages club on Second Street that often offers great guitar performances. They have a calendar of upcoming performances on their website,, and there are three upcoming guitar events:

Bruce Dunlap, guitar, and Brahim Fribgane, dumbek and percussion, Saturday May 28th, 7:30PM

Roberto Capocchi, guitar, June 4th, 7:30PM

Aaron Largert-Caplan, guitar, June 25th 7:30PM


Happy practicing!







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