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Greg Dinger - guitarist

Guitar lessons - all styles

Music instruction should be a truly pleasurable experience.  Students should look forward to their lesson each week, eager to see what their efforts, as guided by their teacher, will lead to next.  As a guitar instructor 

I seek to encourage for my students a realistic goal of playing well, both in their own estimation and to the ears of potential listeners.

    

Playing music is an outlet for personal expression and an opportunity to develop skills that you may not have known you could access.  Acquiring correct technical skills, which vary from style to style, learning  about the ingredients of music (notes, harmony, rhythms, tone color, dynamics), exploring different ways to notate & read music (standard  notation,

chord charts, tablatures), exploring "gear," and finding effective ways to achieve goals as a guitarist/musician is what I aim to help a student with.


Everyone  can learn to play the guitar:  children, teenagers, young adults and not-so-young adults.  All you need is a decent instrument and the time & commitment to practice what you've been given to do.  And patience!    


Having taught Music Theory at college for many years I also offer "Remedial Music Theory" sessions  for those who feel a bit befuddled (often skilled & 

well-intentioned rockers) on scales & modes,  chords & harmony, and music reading & writing.  It's never too late to learn more...


contact me for details (page 6)

 

Guitar performance - events & recitals

Looking for  guitar music for your event?  I am a conservatory-trained guitarist  with a wealth of skills learned beyond academia.  Chances are I can  provide you with the music you want:   five centuries of classical guitar music, or a focus on Renaissance or Baroque music, or an all-Spanish or Latin American set; or in a different vein:  popular songs from "The Great American Songbook," bossa-nova gems, or classic rock 'n' roll.  I play solo or with other musicians (duo or trio), all the way to a full band.  

Contact me by phone or email & we'll discuss your needs (page 6)

contact me about your interests

If you  would like to schedule a trial lesson or consult on your musical needs  for an occasion give me a call or contact me by email.  My music studio in Woodstock, NY is a wonderful location with many resources (music, recordings, instruments, pictures & books) and is easy to get to.
see contact, below (on page 6)

about Greg Dinger




Since  beginning his career in the Hudson Valley in the 1980s Greg Dinger

has  earned his reputation as the leading conservatory-trained guitarist of the area.

His  experience with formal concerts,

music for weddings & special  occasions, musical theater productions, college level ensembles and rock  bands is unique

and a resource from which he draws to provide the most suitable music.





Greg is as comfortable playing traditional concerts, with an engaging air of informality, as he  is  with playing "occasional" music

at wedding ceremonies & receptions

(see Wedding Music pages)

or providing background music

at other kinds of gathering:

corporate receptions, bank openings,

birthday events, art shows, etc.








Greg  has been involved

with a wide variety of music groups throughout his career:

from  rock bands to intimate duos

to music for guitar and orchestra.







As a trained professional

Greg's played  electric guitar,

steel-string & nylon-string guitars,

banjo & mandolin

in musical theater productions;

as  a classical guitarist

Greg's extensive chamber music experience includes being a member of

(and music arranger for)

several chamber  music ensembles

(see Biography & Photos pages).

Greg is a prolific arranger, creating new

& improved versions of famous guitar pieces and finding new music for his instrument too.

Recent creations include a suite for solo guitar of music from "The Wizard of Oz" 

and transcriptions of Tchaikovsky's 

"Romeo & Juliet" Fantasy-Overture

for both solo guitar & guitar duo

(see page 5: GDG Editions).


Greg has performed with the leading 

classical musical organizations

in the Hudson Valley and

at all sorts of venues throughout the area

(see Biography & Professional Credits).





Greg is president of

the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra,

a member of Ars Choralis

and a boardmember of  the  Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society.


Greg teaches guitar & music subjects at

SUNY Ulster, Bard, SUNY New Paltz, and privately at his home studio

in Woodstock, NY.

website contents

Home Page

what I do, what I can provide, who I am

Audio downloads


Page 2  BIOGRAPHY

Photo Galleries:  

GD - guitarist / Ensembles / Arabesque Trio / Ensembles 2 / Rock Bands / Choral / Other Shows / Real Life

testimonials

professional credits


Page 3  REPERTOIRE  

solo guitar, ensembles & rock bands

Written Music gallery

concert posters galleries; other visuals gallery

sample programs: solo, duos & trios

Arabesque Trio video


Page 4  WEDDING MUSIC

Suggested pieces/songs for weddings:

classical, baroque, Spanish/Latin-American, Popular, Sacred;

duo selections, trio selections

Audio downloads of excerpts


Page 5  GDG EDITIONS 

music catalogue:

solo, ensemble, & with other instruments

"Reverie" CD with downloads


Page 6  CALENDAR 

of upcoming performances and archives

Contact Me "page"

Greg Dinger playing samples

Click on a file to download & hear examples of Greg Dinger's guitar playing

Suite #1 of Lecciones by Julio Sagreras (mp3)

Download

Capricho "Harpeado por la Cruz" by Gaspar Sanz (mp3)

Download

"Lagrima" (Preludio) by Francisco Tarrega (mp3)

Download

Bouree from Lute Suite No. 1 by J. S. Bach (mp3)

Download

"So Many Stars" [3 guitars] by A. & M. Bergman (mp3)

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Suite #2 of Lecciones by Julio Sagreras (mp3)

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