Meet Pete Madsen
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Genres: Fingerstyle (acoustic) Blues, Slide guitar, Electric Blues, Rock, Surf, Funk
Available Days: Fridays in San Rafael
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 708-8874
Ages: Children 10+ and Adults
30 min : $40
45 min : $60
60 min : $75
Meet Pete Madsen
Pete Madsen is an award winning (GGBS Best Duo 2018) acoustic blues, ragtime and slide guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area who blends Kottke-esque virtuosity with thoughtful writing skills to produce wonderful guitar excursions. He has shared the stage with Kelly Joe Phelps, Alex DeGrassi, Peppino D’Agostino and many other incredible acoustic musicians. He performs mainly in the Bay Area and has played at the Freight & Salvage, Jupiter, Pt. Reyes Station House, and has taught and performed at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival. His performances include songs from the greats—Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Blake, John Fahey—as well as many original songs inspired by traditional blues and modern fingerstyle guitar.
In addition to performing, Pete is a well-respected guitar teacher and writes regularly for Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He has written eight books of guitar instruction, including A Guide to Acoustic Blues Guitar, A Guide to Bottleneck Slide Guitar, Improvisation and Variations for Fingerstyle Blues Guitar, The CAGED System for Guitar, and Play the Blues Like.… He can be seen at his very popular classes in Berkeley at Timbre Folk (801 Bancroft st, Berkeley, CA 94710).
Lessons for beginners through advanced. Children and adults welcome! Pete specializes in acoustic blues fingerstyle and bottleneck slide guitar. But he is also well versed in many styles including rock, funk, surf, classic rock, early jazz and electric blues. He has been a part of the Bay Area music scene for over 25 years. Lessons are fun, informative and thoroughly professional. Students receive written music, TAB and mp3 files to study from. Pete has also put many of the songs he teaches on YouTube.
Need help booking a lesson? Email email@example.com or text us at (415) 457-7600