Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Guitar Getaway in the Pocono Mountains August 1-4, 2009

Dear Friends,

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be holding a three day guitar “camp” in the Pocono Mountains from Saturday, August 1 to Tuesday, August 4th. The Camp has enough beds for 8 students. I’m gearing this weekend for adults who are advanced beginning to intermediate level and are over the age of 30.

For room, board, and lessons the cost is just $350 per person. Although the emphasis of this weekend is to study and enjoy the classical guitar, there will be plenty of time to take in the wondrous beauty of the mountains and lake of Mount Pocono. All students should bring portable music stands - we will be performing and recording chamber music together as a guitar octet!

I hope you’ll join me for this weekend getaway filled with music and good times. Please contact me directly if you’d like to attend - kevinrgallagher (at) earthlink.net

Payment for the Guitar Getaway can be made with a credit card by using Paypal

Click Here to Make your Reservation

You can see photos of the camp here –


Travel to the camp is very easy by bus from New York City on Martz Trailways out of the Port Authority to Mount Pocono.

Bus schedule - http://www.martztrailways.com/from-nyc.asp

Schedule of Events for "Guitar Getaway in the Pocono Mountains" August 1-3, 2009

Saturday, August 1

Students arrival – after 2pm please! There are buses from NYC leaving at 1:05 pm and 3:15 pm.

2-6 pm – arrival, rest, relaxation, walking, practicing, etc.

6 – 8pm - Ensemble Practice (guitar octet)

8- 11pm Dinner, Wine, Socializing

Sunday, August 2nd

8 - 10am - breakfast

10 - 12pm - Masterclass 1

12 - 2pm - break, snack, walking, relaxing etc.

2 - 4pm - Masterclass 2

5 - 7pm - Dinner

7 - 10pm - Ensemble practice

Monday, August 3rd

8 - 10am - Breakfast

10 - 12pm - Masterclass 1

12 - 2pm - break, snack, walking, relaxing etc.

2 - 4pm - Masterclass 2

5 - 7pm - Dinner

7 - ? Ensemble video and audio recording session, wine drinking, party

Tuesday, August 4th

8 - 10am breakfast

11am - Departure – bus leaves at 11:10am with arrival into NYC at 1:30pm

Please feel free to pass on this information to those who may be interested. Many thanks and hope to see you this summer.

Best wishes,

Kevin Gallagher


Scholarships for the Summer

I'm offering 2 scholarships for free private lessons this summer from June 1 - September 1. I'd like the guitarists to be music majors at college looking for extra guidance and inspiration during the summer. The level of the guitarist is not as important to me as is his or her enthusiasm and love for the art. Lessons will be bi - weekly and will be at my studio (not over internet webcam).

For consideration, please send me your name, a well written email (one or two paragraphs) with your background information, what you'd like concentrate on (playing Baroque music, Technique, Contemporary Music, etc.), and a sample of your playing - video or audio. Please do not sent the video or audio to my email - use www.yousendit.com and send me links to the files.

Best wishes,


Traveling to Madrid

I'll be in Madrid, Spain between June 26 - July 2nd. I'll be doing some light work there, as well as visiting with some of my favorite people. I'm looking forward to this trip - I haven't been to Spain in almost 10 years now.

If any guitarists in the area would like to take a coaching with me, or just grab a coffee and see some sights, please feel free to contct me at kevinrgallagher (at) earthlink.net



Thursday, May 14, 2009

Chromatic Octaves Study for Guitar + free Pdf

I made a video lesson today based on one of my favorite left hand exercises - Chromatic Octaves. The music is available here - http://www.guitar69.com/videos.html.

Enjoy and best wishes,


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dedicatoria - Enrique Granados

for my Mother