Journal Entries

Guitar Lessons in San Mateo County

Greetings guitarists! After several ongoing requests, and making a few exceptions already, I’ve decided to formally announce at-home guitar lessons in San Mateo County, as well as San Francisco. Students in the following cities can now get personalized guitar lessons in…

The guitar blog is back!

  After a hiatus, the Creative Spark Guitar Instruction blog is back in business! I’ve been working on several article series and projects to share here, including free guitar lessons, troubleshooting tips, games and challenges, and fun and educational pieces.…

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Creative Spark Guitar Instruction! Who doesn’t love a holiday built around candy and dressing up—which is also very rock and roll. To celebrate, here are the masters of “Halloween rock”, Oingo Boingo, with “Dead Man’s Party”. The riff…

Pirate Guitar[rrrrrrr]!

Many months ago I did a post on Teye’s gorgeous guitars—unique handcrafted instruments made by a craftsman and guitarist who puts a lot of love and inspiration into his work. And now, it’s even better. He’s introduced “The Scallywag”, a…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass & More Fun

Hopefully you made it to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass last weekend, but if you were too busy with Fleet Week, the America’s Cup World Series, watching the Giants, and all of the other obligations in life, you’d be forgiven. I managed…