Guitar teachers show their stuff

February 26, 2014

John Mason and Bob Ferrier perform at the Guitar SummitPhil de Fremery talks about playing the guitar at the Guitar Summit.

HCC is fortunate to have some of the finest jazz and classical guitar teachers in the Pioneer Valley. This week, for one class period, they put on a short show for HCC students, faculty and staff.

HCC music teachers Bob Ferrier (jazz), Phil de Fremery (classical), Joe La Creta (jazz) and John Mason (classical) performed during the Spring 2014 Guitar Summit, in the Fine & Performing Arts building.

La Creta opened the program with a medley of jazz guitar pieces, followed by Bob Ferrier and John Mason, who played a duet.

De Fremery talked about the struggle to "play the guitar," rather than letting the "guitar play you," and ended with a piece of classical music.

The Guitar Summit was part of the HCC Music Department's Spring 2014 series of free performances and lectures.

Photos: (Left) John Mason, left, and Bob Ferrier perform a jazz duet. (Right) Classical guitar teacher Phil de Fremery offers his thoughts on playing the guitar. (Thumbnail) Joe La Creta plays a jazz improvisation.


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