Rocky Ridge welcomes classical guitar players of all levels of accomplishment and technical skill to its 5 or 10-day seminar. Emphasis will be on individual accomplishment through daily technique and ensemble experiences, as well as private lessons and guitar performance classes. Whatever your level of expertise, you will encounter a supportive staff and fellow participants who share the common goal of improved ability and a deeper musical expression. Although the focus will be on classical technique and repertoire, other styles of music can be addressed on an individual basis. Seminars on topics related to the guitar and its players will also be a part of the experience.
Session 2 Follows on May 31
Adult Guitar Seminar, Session 2 follows Session 1 on May 31 to June 4th. Attend both for a 10-day intensive guitar seminar and save $100.
Fees, Faculty and Schedules
$975 per session
$1,850 both sessions
UPGRADES & ADD ONS:
Non-Student Room and Board $275
Private Cabin with Bath $200
AGS Program DirectorInstruments: Guitar Education: M.M., SUNY Stony Brook
Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Pat began playing the guitar at the age of 13. His earliest musical influence was his father, Philip, an accomplished woodwind player and jazz musician. Pat received his Master of Music in Guitar Performance from Stony Brook University (SUNY) in 1981. The same year, he had the honor of performing for the legendary guitarist, Andres Segovia, in Granada, Spain.
He made his New York solo debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1983. Tim Page of the New York Times describing Mr. Bianculli’s performance of J.S. Bach, said, “…a sensitive musician…he juxtaposed workmanlike playing with passages of real inspiration,” and of his Nocturnal by Benjamin Britten …”[Mr. Bianculli] was true to the works’ improvisatory quality, calling up some ominous, shimmering overtones from the instrument.”
He has recorded two CDs, the first of which is called Catgut Flambo, with guitarist Harris Becker. Hill of Slane-Psalms, Sonatas & Sojourns was released in 2008. It is a collection of music for flute and guitar duo, performed with his wife, Kathleen McDonald.
Cherry Lane Music has published two of his educational books: Learn Folk Guitar with the Music of John Denver (October 2005) and 101 Tips and Tricks for the Acoustic Guitar (2004). He continues to reside in Brooklyn, NY.
Pat has been chosen for admission to the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. His students consistently achieve high level honors for their participation in the program, and he will be the first American examiner in guitar.
He has taught (1989-90) at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (formerly The Jamaica School of Music) in Kingston, Jamaica, performing throughout that country. He has been on the faculty of Dowling College and currently teaches guitar and IB music at the United Nations International School. He is adjunct professor of Guitar at Long Island University.
RRMA FacultyInstruments: Guitar Education: M.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music; B.M., University of Denver
“Keith is a perfect example of what we want in the field: brilliant, hard-working, patient, kind and charismatic.” ~Zachary Carretin, Artistic Director of the Boulder Bach Festival
Keith Barnhart is an energetic performer and teacher living in Boulder, Colorado. Adept on multiple instruments, he can be seen and heard performing regularly with the Boulder Bach Festival and the Ursa early music consort. He is also the founding member of the Fog City Guitar Duo with guitarist Patrick Smith, currently working on their first commercial recording including the music of Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Hans Werner Henze. Keith has performed in concerts coast to coast in the United States including Montana, South Dakota, Colorado, California, Ohio, Florida, and Oregon. March of 2009 marked Keith’s first international performance, dazzling a crowd in Kokonoe Japan.
Keith received a Bachelor of Music in 2006 from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver with a double emphasis in classical guitar performance and commercial music technology. He studied under Ricardo Iznaola and Jonathan Leathwood for four years and received a senior classical guitar “Recital of Distinction” as well as the prestigious Ricardo Iznaola scholarship. He received his Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2015 with an emphasis in Historical Performance. While there he studied with Marc Teicholz, David Tanenbaum and Richard Savino. Currently, Keith is pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder under the tutelage of Nicolò Spera. Keith has also studied with other notable guitarists including Christopher Parkening, The Bejing Guitar Duo, Lorenzo Micheli, Matteo Mela and Sergio Assad.
Keith has taught since 2006. He has experience teaching students from beginner to advanced both privately as well as in a group setting. He has taught on a variety of instruments in addition to classical guitar including steel string guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, ukulele, percussion, and piano. Additionally, Keith is working towards a certification as a Suzuki guitar instructor and as a Music Practitioner through the Music for Healing and Transition Program.