Being new to the area I was nervous about finding another instructor for private lessons. B@L has a great bio page for each instructor, so it made me feel more comfortable making a choice. I was able to book online immediately, finding the perfect time slot. My instructor is exactly what I expected from the page description, couldn’t be happier or more excited! I can’t wait till my next lesson! Oh yea! The staff inside the store are also great, making me feel welcome to browse around before my lesson.
CW Bayer has played ragtime guitar since the folk revival of the early 1960's, performing for decades in concerts, upscale saloons and coffee shpos of northern Nevada before moving to the Santa Rosa area. He teaches old school ragtime guitar. Variously called “ragtime guitar”, “folk three finger style”, “ thumb picking” and “Travis picking”, it is a syncopated solo American guitar developed around 1915, blossomed during the '20s and '30s and underwent a resurgence during the “folk revival”. Lively and fun, it is ideal for performing a vast body of American standards, country rags and jug band songs from the period 1895 through the present day. See www.cwbayer.blue for videos.