Blackstar Studios-Fox Lake Illinois-Classical/Acoustic/Electric Guitar Instruction

Education and Awards

Neil at StetsonFormal Study and Awards:
I was a rebellious teen- who quit high school dramatically before age fourteen, but despite that.. I somehow later received a scholarship from every school attended.

Most recently I was the recipient of an endowed scholarship (2006-2007) at Denver University.

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music(1996-1999)
• Applied lessons, ensembles, performance workshop
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee(1999-2000)
• Bachelor of music, guitar performance
Stetson University, DeLand Florida
• Bachelor of music, guitar performance. Cum laude 2003
Denver University, Denver, Colorado
• Master of Music, classical guitar performance(2006-2007)

Private Study:
Raymond Mueller(WCM)
George Lindquist(WCM/UW)
Christopher Laughlin(WCM)
James Norris(Segovia student)
Stephen Robinson(Stetson University)
Ricardo Iznaola(Denver University)


Masterclass performances(highlights):

I have been invited/selected to perform in over twenty public masterclasses for reknowned artists such as:

• Roland Dyens(France)
• Oscar Ghiglia(Italy)
• Manuel Barrueco (Cuba-USA)
• Benjamin Verdery (USA)
• Paul Galbraith (Scotland)
• Denis Azabagic(Boznia Herzegovina)
• Arnaud Dumond(France)
• Carlos Barbosa-Lima(Peru)

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