Nick Cutroneo

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Nick Cutroneo
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Location: Manchester, CT

Re: Nick Cutroneo - Updated Website

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:15 pm

Hey, just in time for those New Year's Resolutions of more efficient practice! http://wp.me/pJMek-71 - New Blog Post on how to maintain repertoire. Enjoy! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Nick Cutroneo - Classical Guitarist, performer/teacher/suzuki instructor

Nick Cutroneo
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Re: Nick Cutroneo - Updated Website

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:18 pm

Here's a post on Inspiration and more importantly deal with Frustration - http://wp.me/pJMek-8z

Hopefully another post that can help some people during the practice for the new year!
Nick Cutroneo - Classical Guitarist, performer/teacher/suzuki instructor

Sean

Re: Nick Cutroneo - Updated Website

Post by Sean » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:25 am

Nick, thanks for the links - you've got great advice over there!

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Re: Nick Cutroneo - Updated Website

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:17 am

Sean - Thanks. Many of these posts come from experiences that I have with students, and the advice that I give them. It just so happens that they make interesting topics to write about.

Also, here's my latest post, which includes 2 videos, one of Maximo Diego Pujol's Pompeya from Suite Buenos Aires, and the other is a piece written for us by Frank Wallace. I obtained Frank's permission to host the video, and I'll also be posting it in the Contemporary Guitar section.

http://wp.me/pJMek-a7 Enjoy!
Nick Cutroneo - Classical Guitarist, performer/teacher/suzuki instructor

Sean

Re: Nick Cutroneo - Updated Website

Post by Sean » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:56 pm

The Wallace is a very interesting piece - nice balance between the instruments. The Pujol is divine!

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Re: Nick Cutroneo - Updated Website

Post by LVR » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:55 am

I just checked out your site to see the article on maintaining repertoire; very helpful. I also looked at the frustration article and liked it for the advice to think, "what am I missing?" (a far more profound question than it may at first appear.) Unfortunately I'm on a dialup connection and can't see the Bream masterclasses, which must be amazing. Guess I'll have to go to the library when it stops snowing and use their connection. Thanks for a useful resource.
btw, what's a courner?
The basic thing about playing the guitar is the pleasure you get from it. There's nothing wrong with pleasure is there?
Julian Bream

Nick Cutroneo
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Re: Nick Cutroneo - Updated Website

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:00 am

Heh...it is indeed a typo. Somehow got pasted me, twice...

Thanks for checking it out. And I must agree with you, "What am I missing" is more meaningful then most give it credit for.
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Nick Cutroneo
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Re: Nick Cutroneo - Updated Website

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:19 pm

Just decided to do a little post for fun... http://nickcutroneo.wordpress.com/2010/ ... itar-case/
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Beginner Guitar Class starts January 20th

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:02 pm

Taken from my Blog: http://nickcutroneo.wordpress.com/2011/ ... hester-ct/

Starting January 20th, I will be teaching a 10 week beginner guitar class at MusicMakers Academy in Manchester, CT. The class is geared to people who have little to no experience with the guitar. The course will cover:

1. Basic guitar technique
2. Learning how to read notes on all 6 strings
3. Learning basic chords and how to read chord charts and lead sheets
4. Learn how to understand tablature
5. Basic introduction of Music Theory
6. Introduction into improvisation
7. Ensemble playing

The class takes place every Thursday for 10 weeks, starting on January 20th, at 8:00 pm and each class will last for an hour. You will be provided with a method, free of charge, as well as other instructional material. However, you must have your own instrument, perferably an acoustic instrument. For more information or to register please contact MusicMakers direction by emailing the office at: info@musicmakersacademy.com, calling the office at (860) 646-3096, or contacting the director of MusicMakers, Paula Penna at paulap@musicmakersacademy.com. If you have any questions as to where you can get an instrument, please feel free to contact me directly at nick@nickcutroneo.com.

Please visit:
MusicMakers Academy Wesbite

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If you or anyone that you know may be interested in this class, please feel free to PM me, and I can direct you to who you need to contact. Keep in mind this isn't a classical guitar course, but a basic beginner class. The purpose of this class is to expose those interested in basic guitar skills. If this class is a success it will be expanded for next year as well as adding a 2nd level as well. Thanks!

-Nick
Nick Cutroneo - Classical Guitarist, performer/teacher/suzuki instructor

Nick Cutroneo
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Re: Nick Cutroneo - Updated Website

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:37 pm

The thread here on memorization inspired me to write a blog post about it: http://wp.me/pJMek-bx

It pretty much sums up everything that I wrote in the memory thread.
Nick Cutroneo - Classical Guitarist, performer/teacher/suzuki instructor

Nick Cutroneo
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Re: Nick Cutroneo - Updated Website

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:09 pm

Hey everyone! I've recently posted a few new blogs up regarding practicing. The first one will be part of a monthly series I do on the concept of practicing, the first article questions "Why" we practice: http://nickcutroneo.wordpress.com/2011/ ... -practice/

The second article is geared toward parents who are helping their children practice music. This stems from my experiences teaching young children and what I've found works and how to approach practicing with them. It is by no means the end all and be all, but more of advice and expectations I give my student's parents: http://nickcutroneo.wordpress.com/2011/ ... racticing/

Enjoy!
Nick Cutroneo - Classical Guitarist, performer/teacher/suzuki instructor

Nick Cutroneo
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Re: Nick Cutroneo - Updated Website

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:07 pm

Hey everyone! I just wanted to update you all with my previous blog posts over the past month. You can check them out here:

https://nickcutroneo.wordpress.com/2011/02/

The posts include a few on Focal Dystonia, a post on What Teachers Expect From Their Students (inspired by a thread here), and the 2nd part to my practice article series.

Enjoy!
Nick Cutroneo - Classical Guitarist, performer/teacher/suzuki instructor

Nick Cutroneo
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Summer 2011 Lesson Package

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Mon May 16, 2011 6:44 pm

Hey everyone,

This summer, I'm doing a special lesson package, 6 lessons for a single price. These can either be Webcam Lessons or Private Lessons at my teaching studio in Manchester, CT. Take a look on my website for more information! (Prices, etc... are listed there!)

http://nickcutroneo.wordpress.com/2011/ ... n-package/

Summer is great because typically we have much more time available on our hands. I often use the summer to learn new music, or work go into "serious" development on my technique, etc. In college, and even before, I always left summer lessons was where I did the most improvement on my abilities.

Thanks for checking it out!

-Nick
Nick Cutroneo - Classical Guitarist, performer/teacher/suzuki instructor

Nick Cutroneo
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Location: Manchester, CT

Nick Cutroneo - Updated Website

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:14 pm

Happy New Year All! 2012 is here - I hope everyone is recovering from the night of festivities.

Some of you may know, by trying to go to my website, that it has been down for about 6 months. In that time, I've been working with a company in redesigning my website. Not only to give it a much needed facelift, but to also integrate my blog into the website fully. Please feel free to check out and have a look around my new website!

http://www.nickcutroneo.com

I will be shutting down my old blog in a few weeks. I know that there have been a few articles that I, and other forum members, have posted here. The following are a few blog article links that have proven to be popular around here:

- Maintaining Repertoire
- Practice Articles
- Tuning Your Guitar
- The Musician's Role As Interpreter
- Memorizing Music

There will be lots more as the year goes on, including news and information on a few recordings that I'm planning for the summer of 2012! Here's the first blog post from the year 2012:

http://www.nickcutroneo.com/welcome-201 ... ew-website

Also, I will be putting out a monthly newsletter for those wanting to be updated on new performances and other events. Please subscribe!

Remember that I also offer private instruction for those who live in or around the Greater Hartford area of CT. For those who live too far away to travel to lessons, I also offer [urlhttp://www.nickcutroneo.com/services/teaching/webcam-lessons]webcam lessons[/url] as well. For a list of all of the services I offer for lessons, please refer to my Teaching Page on my website.

Thanks to all, and have a happy and productive 2012!

-Nick
Nick Cutroneo - Classical Guitarist, performer/teacher/suzuki instructor

wianno

Re: Nick Cutroneo

Post by wianno » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:28 am

Nick,

Nice site design.

Jack

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