Scott Sanchez, guitar

Saturday, November 8, 7 p.m., The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst

General Admission: $15

The first installment of the Classical Guitar Concert and Workshop Series features guitarist Scott Sanchez. Sanchez is a talented and acclaimed classical guitarist, “possessed of fast and fluent fingers,” and “a great sense of infectious enthusiasm for music,” according to Classical Guitar Magazine. His three recorded albums span a vast repertoire from Baroque to modern day music, and showcase not only his interpretive skill but also his masterful skill at transcribing and arranging music for guitar.

Technique and Sound Production on the Nylon Stringed Guitar: An interactive workshop with Scott Sanchez
Sunday, November 9th, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst

Have you wondered how classical guitar players create the varied textures and produce as much sound as they do from a guitar that is not electrically amplified?  While many of the techniques used in steel string guitar and electric are the same, some of the techniques used in playing a nylon string guitar differ. In this workshop, we will learn from a seasoned concert performer how to acoustically fill a hall with beautiful sound. You may bring your nylon stringed guitar and try some of these techniques and with the help of Scott's coaching, refine your sound.  In the first part, anyone with a nylon stringed guitar may participate, and in the second part, there will be several spaces for a master class type encounter where more experienced players take direction from Scott and the audience learns by watching the session and witnessing the difference in sound and tone production.

Workshop participation is $25 (basic and master instruction) and observing audience members are $12.

Registration required for participants. Observers can purchase tickets in advance or at the door.

To register for the workshop and for more information about the series, contact Yvonne Mendez, Director of Education and Engagement at 413-545-4161 or at

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