As part of her residency, Antigoni Goni will be conducting a masterclass at the NCGS teaching studio in Manchester, CT on April 6th 2015, from 4pm-8pm. This masterclass is open to any and all interested classical guitarists of all ages. To register for the masterclass, please use the online-registration form. This class is a wonderful opportunity to receive instruction from a world-class teacher and performer. Those interested in just watching the class, please email letting us know (there is no charge for audience members).
Tuesday, April 7th 2015 at 7:30pm will be Ms. Goni's performance at MCC on Main. MCC on Main is located at 903 Main Street in Manchester CT. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for Students/Children. Click here to purchase your tickets online. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Last November, NCGS had Andrea Cannon as our guest artist for the Masterclass and Concert Series. Andrea gave a wonderful class to several guitar studios in the surrounding community. This April, NCGS is pleased to announce Antigoni Goni as our guest artist.
In the beginning of the month, Andrea Cannon did a masterclass at NCGS for students of the studio as well as students of the surrounding community. We had 3 wonderful players perform for Andrea, and they all received a wonderful class!
Many topics were covered included how to practice and enjoy your own playing, developing and confirming your musical interpretation and the inner workings of counterpoint in Bach's music!
If you are interested in seeing photos from the class, visit the photo gallery!
Thank you to Andrea for making NCGS's first masterclass an amazing success, and thank you to the students who performed -- you all played wonderfully!
In April NCGS is looking forward to be bringing in Antigoni Goni for a Masterclass and Concert! More information will come soon!
The Masterclass and Concert Series provides the guitar community of Hartford and Tolland Counties with wonderful classes and concerts from national and international artists. Each year we bring in 2 guest artists who provide a masterclass for the students of NCGS as well as guitarists in the surrounding community. In addition, these guest artists may give a concert as well.
2014-2015 marks the inaugural season of our series. I'm pleased to announce that we have two wonderful guest artists. Our first guest artist is Andrea Cannon who will be giving a masterclass to guitarists on November 2nd. She's a Suzuki Teacher-Trainer and has provided masterclasses throughout the world.
Our second guest artist is Antigoni Goni. I'm pleased to have my former teacher from the Juilliard Pre-College working with my students! In addition to her masterclass, Ms. Goni will be presenting a solo recital. Her visit will be in April with more details to follow.
For more information regarding the series, please refer to the Masterclass and Concert Series page.
NCGS is pleased to announce the Guitar Basics Boot Camp. This introductory class is perfect for students who are interested in picking up some basic skills on the guitar. Open to students ages 15 and up, this class aims to bring together newcomers to music and/or the guitar and create a fun learning environment. For more information, visit the Guitar Basics Boot Camp Page.
The class is $50 and will run for 5 weeks, on Thursday evenings from 7pm-8pm. All materials (except for instruments) will be provided. The first class starts October 16th.
To reserve your spot please use the Contact Page for a registration form.
With the Fall Term well under way, I'm pleased to announce that Manchester Community College will be continuing my Introduction to Classical Guitar class. This is a great class for adult guitar enthusiasts who haven't had much formal guitar training. Those adults interested in learning classical guitar will find this class to be enjoyable and engaging.
Learn the basics of fingerstyle classical guitar technique and note reading. This class is for both beginners to music and guitar, as well as people who want to learn classical technique and develop their reading skills. You will learn to play simple and familiar melodies, basic accompaniment patterns and a simple classical guitar piece. Some break-out sessions, with an opportunity to work individually and in small groups with the instructor, will be included as part of the course.
The class introduces the fundamentals of playing classical guitar, as well as allowing more advanced students to continue to develop their ability if they've taken the class before or have had prior experience on the guitar. Group classes of adults are always a wonderful way for everyone to learn from one another in a fun and supportive environment. The class is great for those who've never played the guitar, or hobbyists who'd like to get a bit more instruction.
Over the course of the class you'll learn/experience:
- Basics of sitting and holding the guitar
- Fundamental Right and Left Hand Technique
- Reading music notation in 1st position on the guitar
- Basic Music Theory knowledge and how it applies to the guitar
- Playing together as an ensemble
- Break out sessions in either a one-on-one lesson or smaller group instruction
- and MUCH MORE!
The class meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. The start date is September 25th, and the class runs for 11 weeks.
If you are interested in registering for the class, please use the downloadable flyer and registration form below.
Hello, and welcome to the website for the Nick Cutroneo Guitar Studio. 2014 marks the Grand Re-Opening of my teaching studio based out of Manchester, Connecticut.
I'm pleased to announce several new lesson offerings in addition to private lessons, including Group Classes, Suzuki Guitar Instruction and the formation of the Manchester Guitar Ensemble. Please follow the links to find out more information regarding this wonderful opportunities for guitar students in the Greater Hartford and Tolland County areas.
In addition, I will be resuming my Introduction to Classical Guitar class at Manchester Community College. This is a great class for adults who wish to learn the basics of classical guitar in a group environment.
Fall Registration is currently open for returning and new students. In celebration of the Grand Re-Opening, I'm offering the following special offer: All registering students will receive a 5% discount on their tuition as well as not having to pay the Registration Fee for the Fall Term. To receive this discount, please include in your email the code: 2014NCGSW
For more information regarding registration and lessons, please feel free to browse the Lesson Page and/or send an email via our Contact Page.