Honer has found that very small adjustments – changing the player’s wrist position by an inch, for example, or a slight change to the angle of the instrument – can help students overcome difficulties.
As his students progress and look to branch out from the classical guitar curriculum, Honer finds opportunities for some modern music-history lessons.
Luke Honer himself is a product of Settlement’s guitar instruction.
He began studying at age 13 at the Kardon-Northeast Branch with longtime faculty member and Mr. Samuel Palley Distinguished Faculty Chair Bill Peters.
For beginners, bundles are oftentimes a great starting point when selecting their first musical investment.
The Fender FA-100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Bundle is simply a bargain, costing just 9.99 on Amazon.
A clip-on tuner, extra strings, a strap, picks, and a polishing cloth all come in the package.
The history of the guitar stretches much further back than John, Paul, George and Ringo, of course, with literature for the instrument dating back more than four centuries.This Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar comes with a beautiful vintage sunburst.This is great for the older guitarists this likely conjures memories and nostalgia of the late 60’s and early 70’s.Classical guitar – subtle and unamplified, with nylon strings – doesn’t usually enter their minds.With its rich history, and a striking, though quiet, sound, it is an important and very popular Settlement offering.One issue though, is that Amazon lists both the top selling guitars and the highest rated guitars separately.