Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the difference between a classical guitar and a typical acoustic guitar?
  2. What are your rates?
  3. Besides weddings, what kinds of events are appropriate for classical guitar?
  4. Do you only play "classical" music?
  5. Do you teach?

Q: What is the difference between a classical guitar and a typical acoustic guitar?

A: A classical guitar is strung with nylon strings instead of steel. This gives the classical guitar a different timbre than a steel string. It tends to be softer and rounder sounding than a steel string, but the classical player has an impressive array of different tones at his/her disposal. Because the string tension is lower with nylon strings, classical guitars can be built lighter, which allows them to resonate very well. Classical guitars usually have wider necks than steel string guitars as well. Finally, the technique of playing classical guitar is different than that of traditional steel string fingerstyle guitarists.

Q: What are your rates?

A: Every event is different and fees can vary depending on the scope of your event. Please contact me to discuss your event and I will gladly provide a quote. For my standard rates, please see the fees page.

Q: Besides weddings, what kinds of events are appropriate for classical guitar?

A: I find that the music I play works well at art shows and gallery openings, dinners, cocktail and wine tasting parties, and corporate events. Anything where an upscale and relaxed musical vibe is wanted should work well. I amplify subtly, so your guests will hear the music, but it won?t be overwhelming.

Q: Do you only play "classical" music?

A: No, I like playing solo arrangements of all kinds of music. My musical background is diverse and I love to learn new stuff, so I'm always adding new things to my repertoire. Given enough lead-time, I'm willing to learn (or arrange myself) a solo classical guitar version of a song of your choice for your wedding ceremony.

Q: Do you teach?

A: Yes, but my schedule is extremely limited at the moment. Please contact me with specific questions about lesson availability.