Got a Question- Ask in the Forum!

Aloha Gang!

Craig and I just got back from Fort Lauderdale! We had a WONDERFUL time at the South Florida ‘Ukulele Festival, which was an amazing experience. It was filled with such Aloha spirit, and we got to have some great one on one time with several of our students. It was such a special festival, and we hope that if you can make it to next year’s, you will. I hope we get invited back!

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A Short Talk on Counterpoint & Improvisation

I found a video clip on YouTube of a short pre-concert talk that I gave last year during a solo tour of the UK.

This is a topic that I’ve covered a lot in Video Exchanges here on ArtistWorks, but I thought you may be interested to watch this condensed version of how I approach solo jazz guitar improvisation.

Here’s the link…

Original Source: A Short Talk on Counterpoint & Improvisation

Dave Stryker Plays “Autumn Leaves” in Honor of Chuck Loeb

“I don’t need to tell you that Chuck was not only a great musician, but just a sweetheart. Just a beautiful person, he had positive energy and it came out in his music, and that was always inspiring to me – communication. Not only as a player, but as a teacher of course, with all the great work he’s done here at ArtistWorks.” – Dave Stryker

As a fellow jazz guitarist, Dave Stryker was a longtime friend of Chuck Loeb. Please enjoy this touching tribute he recorded shortly after hearing the news of Chuck’s passing. 

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End-of-Summer Tour Dates

Time keeps flying and fall is just over the horizon. Between now and then, I’ll be on the road with the Blasters in Texas, California, and around the East coast. If any of these happen to be in your neighborhood, I look forward to the chance to meet you.



Fri 8/11 Houston McGonigels Mucky Duck

Sat 8/12  Houston McGonigels Mucky Duck

Wed 8/16 Dallas Gas Monkey

Thu 8/17 San Antonio Jack’s Bar

Fri 8/18 Austin Continental

Sat 8/19 Austin Continental


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New Feature: Messaging

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a new feature around town: Messaging. This comes as a special request from our online students to add more community features so we hope you enjoy communicating with each other! Messaging is going to open the doors for new conversations and connections with like minded ArtistWorks musicians around the world. Talk about the lessons, talk about the music, talk about whatever you want!

messagingThis is a still a “beta” launch to just a few ArtistWorks schools, so if you’re reading this now you’re in on it early. 

We’ll be rolling out another version with added features soon, but let us know how you like this one first. Please send any feedback or questions to our Customer Service Team and be sure to tell us your Operating System and browser please. You can also email them at Have fun!

How to Send a Message:

On the Dashboard and Community below the Shout area you can now see who’s online.

Click on the green Chat button next to someone’s name to send them a message. You can have multiple one to one Messages at the same time, and you can always minimize the windows if you just want to focus on one at a time.

You’ll see if you have any new messages near the top of the page with a little number telling you many unread there are. If you’d rather not be visible for other students to contact you, just choose the Invisible feature by clicking the Settings icon and choosing Privacy.

Now see who’s online and give Messaging a try!

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