Music lessons that blend the classic approach with contemporary needs.

999999aStefan Dollak‘s personal style at the guitar blends elements of classical, folk, blues, world music traditions, and renaissance music.  He studied with Barry Eisner (who was a student of Christopher Parkening, who was a student of Andres Segovia), and has been heavily influenced by John Renbourn and the fingerstyle guitarists of the British Folk movement, as well as numerous composers, including John Dowland, Guillaume Dufay, Turlough O’Carolan, Henry Purcell, John Blow, JS Bach, Debussy, Chopin, Berlioz, and scores of anonymous contributors to musical tradition.

Besides classical, Stefan has a repertory of jazz tunes (in old, ‘hot’ jazz style, as well as lounge), blues, showtunes, Beatles classics, and surprising interpretations of pop hits from the ’70s and ’80s.  Stefan is also a seasoned accompanist on the guitar, having worked with numerous singers.

For beginning students:

Stefan recommends that students begin the guitar at age 9 or 10, starting on a decent nylon-strung student model guitar.  Stefan has successfully worked with older beginner students (high school, adult, middle age), developing approaches and using materials that suit the individual’s needs and desires.

For intermediate students:

Students that have mastered the basics and want to get to the next level will be inspired and challenged by Stefan’s intermediate guitar lessons, which will be tailored to the student’s desires, but also introduce other styles and approaches to enrich and diversify the student’s experience.

Master classes:

Stefan offers ‘master classes’ in accompaniment for specific songs, improvisation on various forms, and other subjects close to Stefan’s sphere of experience.

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Published on October 5, 2013 at 11:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

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