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January 5, 2015

Undercover Blues Band

Igor Abuladze - bass/vocals
Curt Golden - guitar/vocals
Bill Rieflin - drums


Let's do it again real soon! 

You can follow us on the Undercover Blues Band Facebook page.

And of course, the recording from Igor's  house concert is available for anyone to listen. Click on the photo below, and you'll be off to Soundcloud and the entire show!

curt golden
Guitar Instruction

With the guitar, the best thing we can do for ourselves is learning how to learn. Then, no teacher and no method can hold us back.

CURT GOLDEN is offering private instruction in Seattle, for beginners through advanced players. The primary focus of the approach used is HOW to play, rather than WHAT to play, with an emphasis on mechanics, fretboard knowledge and ear training.The aim is FUN and an outlet for our CREATIVITY, and together we can put together tools for just that.

Curt Golden is a guitarist, instructor and performer with more than 40 years experience; proficient in many styles. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, and for the past 28 years has been an instructor and mentor in Guitar Craft. In 2010, Curt helped to launch the Seattle Circle Guitar School, bringing high quality guitar instruction into Seattle elementary schools.

Visit my Guitar Instruction page to begin exploring how we can work together to realize your guitar playing aspirations. Feel free to email me with any questions.

Remote Lessons
via Skype

I am now offering lessons via Skype video, or through Google Hangouts. About a year ago a student who lives in Colorado talked me into giving it a shot, and it is working very well.  I now have a number of full time students who work with me in this way. Video lessons have proven to be of particular value to students with an interest in  Guitar CraftGuitar Circles, the Guitar Craft Standard Tuning (aka "NST"), and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists, since authorized instructors are few and far between.

So, if you are out of the area, or your schedule makes carving out the time for a commute into Ballard too difficult, why not try it? 

Payment through PayPal, and we're good to go! Email me if you would like to explore this further.
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Undercover Blues Band at the Buriem Music School Second Anniversary Bash

June 25, 2015


Summer has arrived! This is a great time of year to begin something new. This is typically a transitional period for my calendar, and I currently have a few slots open, so it is the perfect time to consider guitar lessons.

Maybe you or someone you know has been considering learning to play guitar? Complete beginner? Awesome! Have you been meaning to dust off that old instrument and pick up where you left off? Let's get down to work! Or are you already a player, and feel that now it is time to kick things up a level? This could be a good time to make it happen.
March 30, 2015

Seattle Circle Guitar School
Kids Guitar Circles!

The Seattle Circle Guitar School seeks to build community through music, and explore music through community.

​Last year was huge for the SCGS, with the guitar circle program expanding to even more students at Salmon Bay, as well as a weekly "guitar club" for Middle Schoolers. And on May 22nd, the 4th and 5th grade guitarists from the Salmon Bay Instrumental Music Program performed with Robert Fripp and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists at a very special event at Fremont Abbey.

We are now preparing to head back into Salmon Bay for a series of guitar circles with the two third grade classes. The kids will:

​- Create their own music
- Learn fundamental guitar techniques
- Build musical skills
- Build group skills

Guitar Instruction
Summer is here! It's a great time to take up a new project. How about those GUITAR LESSONS you've been thinking about?
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Undercover Blues Band at Darrell's Tavern Jan 2 2015
photo: Christina Florkowski
Online video lessons via Skype also available. Learn More.
The Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists