Sunday, July 17 from 2:00 – 4:00pm EST

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.

View upcoming Guitar Master Classes!

  • Session: One-time workshop on Sunday, July 17, 2022
  • Cost: Free; suggested donation $20
  • What to bring to master class: 
    • Your guitar (please tune and warm-up beforehand).
    • A classical guitar piece you are currently working on.
    • Detailed questions for the instructor.
    • Your open, “beginner mind”.

How to Register: enter your donation amount in the box below, then click “Donate”. A Zoom link to join the Master Class will be emailed to you after registration.

About the Instructor: Paul Patterson
A native of Clifton, Paul Patterson has an active musical life that is as diverse as the music of his hometown. Paul plays violin in the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras and has been a featured soloist with both orchestras, performing on violin, 5-string banjo, bouzouki, jazz guitar and mandolin. Before joining the CSO, he toured the country as a jazz violinist with bassist David Friesen and guitarist John Stowell. Paul is in the local band “Fabien” with French guitarist/composer Sylvain Acher; He also enjoys composing, and performing instrumental music with his wife, CSO violinist Sylvia Mitchell. As a session musician, Paul has contributed multi-instrumental tracks to CDs by Bootsy Collins, Over the Rhine, David Wilcox, Scotty Anderson, Greg Mahan and Ric Hordinski, to name a few.