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Playing Tip from Ryan Madora: Know Your Instrument

Playing Tip from Ryan Madora: Know Your Instrument

Ryan Madora is a bass performance instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville.) Each instrument has character — the tonal possibilities, setup and overall feel of the instrument will inspire you to play a certain way. I enjoy knowing what each instrument in...

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Student Spotlight: Dave Sabella

Student Spotlight: Dave Sabella

Dave Sabella comes to Guitar Craft Academy with an entire career already under his belt. After working in the advertising industry his entire professional life, he’s branching out into a new career as a luthier. Even as he’s still learning the basics of guitar...

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Faculty Spotlight: Brian Bonds

Faculty Spotlight: Brian Bonds

Brian Bonds' name will be familiar to Florida Georgia Line fans — he played guitar and was musical director for the Nashville-based country group for five years. Now an in-demand Nashville session player and producer, Brian has joined the Guitar Craft...

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Tech Tip from Dave Johnson: Slide Away

Tech Tip from Dave Johnson: Slide Away

(Dave Johnson is an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville and the owner of Scale Model Guitars in Nashville.) Even after more than a decade as a luthier, I still learn new things here and there where I can't believe I never knew about them before. My...

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Student Spotlight: Brandon Edwards

Student Spotlight: Brandon Edwards

Brandon Edwards grew up in Stanford, Kentucky — just down the road from Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery, a Danville native — so it's fair to say that music's always been part of his life. "I got fascinated with Les Pauls — seeing how you could move a...

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Student Spotlight: Michael Volk

Student Spotlight: Michael Volk

(Michael Volk is a current student at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville.) I got started playing music in the fourth grade on the cello. That didn’t last long when rock ‘n’ roll became a major focus of mine at around age 11. That’s when I received my first electric guitar...

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