For some, summer is synonymous with relaxation; for me, it’s synonymous with making advances in my career.
My summer madness began by signing up for summer classes at San Diego State University; a decision I’ll be forever proud of. I signed up for a couple of courses, one of them being History of Rock and Roll! It was one of the most enjoyable courses in the history of my college education.
My professor was simply amazing and overqualified. His name is Bill Yeager and he’s a professional trombonist (among other things), who’s played with Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and many more. I had never been so eager to attend school before.
The rest of my summer will be even more action-packed. I’m headed to Los Angeles tomorrow for an intense, week-long guitar summit being offered by the National Guitar Workshop. There, I will be under the tutelage of the world’s most talented, professional guitarists, and will have the opportunity to further expand my knowledge on blues, jazz, rock and classical guitar.
Furthermore, I’ll have the chance to meet with many guitar giants, such as Pat Martino, Paul Gilbert, Sonny Landreth, Martin Sexton, John Scofield, Duke Robillard. John Petrucci, Steve Kimock, Rusell Malone, William Kanengiser, Jake Cinninger and Ed Gerhard.
After my week-long guitar retreat in L.A., I’m headed to the East coast for yet MORE guitar action. I’ll be completing a guitar internship through the National Guitar Workshop in their New Milford, Connecticut location. After that, I’m treating myself with relaxation on a 4-day getaway in New York, where I’ll get to hang out with my beloved music PR friend, and a woman I truly admire, Ariel Hyatt.
I’ll keep you posted throughout my journey, so stay tuned!