Learn Finger-Style Guitar in NCLAC's Academy Workshops

Brush-up on your guitar chops this summer with NCLAC Academy’s new Beginning Guitar Workshops taught by Dr. Cain Budds. Dr. Budds, received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in classical guitar performance at Arizona State University and received his Bachelor and Master's degrees from Illinois State University. He is currently Assistant Professor of Guitar and Music Theory as well as Head of the String Area at Louisiana Tech University where he heads a vibrant guitar studio.

According to Frank Koonce at Arizona State, “Cain Budds is a talented and versatile guitarist, a fine performer and a gifted and caring teacher.”

Dr. Budds will teach two workshops, one for adults and one for teens. Both will be held at the Louisiana Tech University, Howard Center Recital Hall, which is located on campus, north of W. California Ave. on Adams Blvd. The adult class will be held Saturday, July 16 and Saturday, July 23, from 9am to 11am. The teen class will be held Tuesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 28 from 10am to 12pm.

The only requirements are a guitar and a desire to learn finger-style. Finger-style is a perfect complement for chords you may already know. Cost for the 2-day workshops is $50 for NCLAC members and $60 for non-members.

NCLAC Academy helps us better fulfill our mission by benefiting artists and the community alike. Academy classes and workshops not only offer more opportunities for professional artists to earn income through their passion, they also offer opportunities for all ages to expand their horizons, whether simply for pleasure or to learn valuable skills.

For more information about NCLAC Academy classes or to register, call 255-1450 or email nclac5@gmail.com. Space is limited in order to provide attentive instruction, so be sure to register today.