Workshop descriptions below. To book a workshop or private lesson, email email@example.com
In-person when Muriel’s in your town, or via Skype.
Full lesson, Minimum 1-hour, or as much time as needed to cover everything. Includes sheet music, etc.
Muriel Anderson Workshop
Open to guitarists of all levels. Muriel can help you make the most of your time with your guitar. She will cover technique, arranging, interpretation and inspiration, interspersing performance with discussion. Every participant will have the opportunity to ask questions, to explore techniques for better playing and musicianship. Muriel will also have some new hands-on techniques, riffs, or tunes to teach. Includes a free set of GHS strings to each participant and handouts will be provided. Bring your guitar and it’s OK to record the workshop if you like.
Muriel has learned from legendary musicians Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Christopher Parkening, and jammed with Jimmy Page among others. She hosts the famous Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night and founded the Music for Life Alliance charity. In 1989, Muriel Anderson became the first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.
Muriel Anderson Custom Workshops
Fun and Flashy Fingerstyle (Intermediate)
We will emphasize tunes and riffs that are fairly easy to play, yet sound great and help you grow as a musician. You’ll learn some cool and authentic sounding tunes including Travis-style guitar the way Merle Travis actually played. We’ll do some of my signature harmonic techniques, and every participant will have the opportunity to ask questions and to explore techniques for better playing and musicianship. It’s OK to record any part of the workshop if you like. Includes a free set of signature GHS strings for each participant.
Travis Picking, the way Travis picked (easy-intermediate)
Play Travis-style guitar the way Merle Travis actually played. Based on Muriel’s new “Take 5 Travis” course, she covers the unique and rarely taught stylistic details that gives Merle Travis’s music its charm. Will teach easy arrangements of “Nine Pound Hammer,” “I Am A Pilgrim” or other signature Travis tunes. Includes a free set of signature GHS strings for each participant.
Really Hard Stuff for Fingerstyle Guitar (Advanced)
Learn Muriel’s cross-string and harmonic techniques for her original style on guitar and harp-guitar. Techniques Muriel learned from Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Christopher Parkening as well as her own discoveries can help you find your own voice on the guitar. Includes material from 50 Right Hand Techniques. Upon request, may include a free set of signature GHS strings for each participant. Time allowing, Muriel will have several of her arrangements to choose from. Includes individualized work with each student.
Based on Muriel’s 1-2-3 Fingerstyle Guitar course, it is designed for players who are ready to throw down that pick for a while to finally get a handle on fingerstyle. This workshop presents presents a way to get at the heart of the music, without being bogged down working through a ton of remedial instruction. You’ll find the left-hand side of things very familiar and accessible. You’ll dive right into developing that finger/thumb independence on the right-hand, and to get going playing cool and authentic sounding fingerstyle tunes and riffs.
Master Class format
Muriel Anderson will hold a master class for up to 5 performers in different styles. Audience members (auditors) are invited as Muriel works with these performers and demonstrates techniques though her music as well. It is an excellent way to learn from her teaching. Auditor fee, two or more from the same family discounts available.
International touring artist Muriel Anderson discusses her path in the music business, performs her pieces and explains the techniques and philosophies behind the music. She has performed with legendary musicians cross a huge span of musical styles. She hosts the famous Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night and founded the Music for Life Alliance charity. In 1989, Muriel Anderson became the first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. This is also a chance to ask questions on a one-on-one basis in a group setting.
International touring artist Muriel Anderson demonstrates the many different styles of music that can be played on acoustic guitar. Her interest in foreign languages and continued learning about people and places has proved useful in her travels abroad playing music. Muriel uses this opportunity to encourage continued learning and delving more deeply into music and other disciplines. She takes questions from the audience, so please prepare your students to do research ahead of time and have some questions ready. Muriel has performed with, jammed with and learned from legendary musicians Chet Atkins, Christopher Parkening, Les Paul, Jimmy Page, and others. She hosts the famous Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night and founded the Music for Life Alliance charity. In 1989, Muriel Anderson became the first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.