May 2024 posted by on May 8, 2024
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers

Hope everyone is enjoying this nice weather

we are having here in So Cal.

I'd like to share a little about Guitar teaching the

past few years. The High School age that I teach

has almost zero interest in today's Pop music.

Most of my current students are interested in

Music Theory or Jazz Guitar studies and a bit

of Classic Rock.. My how the world has changed !

I remember back in the 80's when EVERY new

student would want to start at Eddie Van Halen :)

My current students are much more open to

any kind of music that has stood the test of time.

I shared the following story on Facebook

and its a good example of what I'm seeing....

I was playing at a local country club a couple of weeks

ago and asked for request. A young guy 12 or 13 years

old ask if I could play Polka Dots and Moonbeams

by Wes Montgomery !! I asked him how he knew that song

and he said he was playing bass in the school band.

....Yea Band Programs !!

There's nothing wrong with Billie Eillish or

Taylor Swift but there is a new generation of

music students that wants more.

The future is looking bright my friends .


The new CD "Brand New Day"

has hit 3 million streams worldwide

It's available now on YouTube and all the streaming

platforms. The next single being released ts

"Mi Senorita de San Juan"....Enjoy !

Until next time...

Stay Blessed........Mark