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


My “concert” repertoire spans four centuries, and includes music from all around the world.
Baroque lute suites, classical, romantic masterworks, Spanish classics, South American showpieces, Celtic Aires, arrangements of modern popular tunes, and avant-garde curiosities are mainstays of my repertoire. Custom programs and arrangements are also available to suit just about any occasion.

I also have unique and wonderful arrangements of many pop songs. (Listed at Bottom)

Recent Programs

Introduction and Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op.9 -Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

From “Castles of Spain”-Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)
Montemayor(Romance de los Pinos)
Manzares el Real(To the Fair Maiden)
Siguenza(The Princess Sleeps)

Espana”, Op. 165- Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)

Caprichio Catalan

Piezas Characteristicas Op. 92

Torre Bermeja
La Paloma (S. Yradier, Arr. Tarrega)


Violin Sonata in A minor BWV 1003- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750)
I. Grave
II. Fuga
III. Andante
IV. Allegro

Cinq Hommages Francais– Arnaud Dumond (b. 1950)

Homage A Ravel

Choro de Saudade ————Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944)
Julia Florida (Barcarola)
Vals in Dm, Opus 8 #3
Aires Andaluces


Theme and Variations “La Frescobalda”-Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Adelita-Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)
Marietta Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Danza Mora

Celtic Pieces– (Trad. arr. Russell)
Niel Gow’s Lament for the Death of his Second Wife
Spatter the Dew
Fair-Haired boy and the Lttle Drummer
Etudes 1, 11 -Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)


Asturias (Leyenda)- Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)

Fandanguillo op. 36 -Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
Rafaga Op. 53

Koyunbaba, Suite, Opus 18 -Carlo Domeniconi (b. 1947)
I. Mosso
II. Moderato
III. Cantabile
IV. Presto

Una Limosna por El Amor de Dios– Agustin Barrios
Vals Venezelano #2,#3– Antonio Lauro
Tango En Skai– Roland Dyens
Here, There and Everywhere, Yesterday– Lennon and McCartney
Little Wing and Variations(Geisler/Hendrix)

Popular SOLO arangements(complete)

Tears for Fears: Mad World

Beatle’s: Here, There and Everywhere, Yesterday, Something, Let it Be.

Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Your Song, Rocket Man, Madman aross the Water.

David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust, Ashes to Ashes, Man Who Sold the World, Moonage Daydream

Ted Nugent; Fred Bear

Elvis Presley: Can’t Help Falling in Love.., Love me Tender

Tom Petty: Free Falling.

The Doors: Spanish Caravan, Crystal Ship, People are Strange

NIN/Johnny Cash: Hurt

Nirvana: Heart-Shaped Box

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