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As a Master Class participant, each student has the opportunity to present a piece and learn from our instructor’s expert coaching and advice. Remember to tune your guitar and warm up beforehand, and to attend the Master Class in a well-lit space (light source in front or to the side, not behind you) with a straight-back, armless chair and a music stand (or a second chair) for your music, as well as a WiFi-connected device.
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A native of Southern Indiana, Duane Corn began studying classical guitar privately with Renato Butturi in 1984. Mr. Corn continued under the tutelage of Butturi at the University of Evansville where he graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in performance as well as a Bachelor of Music Education Degree.
Upon completion of his studies at the University of Evansville, Corn began graduate work at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. There, as teaching assistant to Prof. Clare Callahan, he taught guitar classes, undergraduate guitar majors, and guitar ensemble. Corn received a Master of Music Degree from CCM in 1993.
Most recently, Duane has immersed himself in the Suzuki method for Classical guitar. He has completed the Suzuki Guitar School, books 1, 2 and 3 teacher training under the supervision of Andrea Cannon and maintains an active studio of Suzuki guitar students in Lexington.
Duane is married to Adalhi Aranda Corn, founder of Bluegrass Youth Ballet. They have two children, Adalhi Elena and Mariano Renato.