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May 2024

Foundations of Method: Charting Your Course at CSGM

  There are two directions to take here at the Chicago School of Guitar Making. I recommend pursuing both since as they feed each other, but one must start somewhere. There is: Technical work, and Design. One can go the technical path and learn to work on instruments or tube amps that are used by […]

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In the News

December 2020

The New Yorker

Andrew Bird’s Cozy Melancholy The singer-songwriter-whistler-violinist adapts his “Gezelligheid” holiday concerts for the pandemic age. By Sarah Larson December 7, 2020 For the past several holiday seasons, Andrew Bird, the warmly tuneful singer-songwriter-whistler-violinist, has performed a concert series called “Gezelligheid”—meaning “coziness,” or kind of a Dutch hygge—often at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. The holiday […]

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