Posts Tagged ‘Teaching’

  • New School

    November 30, 2015

    I’m pleased to announce that beginning in December I’ll be teaching at Cambridge’s Passim Music School. This folk music school is part of Club Passim, the historic venue formerly known as Club 47 where the American folk revival of the late 1950’s-60’s kicked off. I teach a workshop on the Open ...


  • ‘Pon the Wireless NZ

    September 20, 2015

    Just back from a great trip to New Zealand’s South Island where I gave a masterclass and concert in Christchurch. Christchurch got leveled by an earthquake some years ago, and it was very affecting to see the city still in recovery. We also enjoyed a tsunami warning while there following a quake in Chile–it did ...


  • New classes, concert series and Hoot Night!

    June 11, 2015

    I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new event on the second Sunday of each month: The Sydney Folk Guitar School and Hoot night. Each month I am programming of music study and collaboration. It begins with a one hour lesson at 6p, followed by a short concert by a featured performer, followed by […]...


  • Thoughts On Koo Nimo

    April 22, 2015

    My Ghanaian guitar teacher recently asked me to write some thoughts for inclusion in his memoir. A great honor, and difficult to accomplish in a way that held all of my feelings for him. Here’s what I got, and I am happy: To write about Koo Nimo is a humbling experience–what can I say that […]...


  • Lots coming on two continents

    July 22, 2014

    Please check the calendar page for lots of new performance listings for solo guitar, Steve Doyle duo, trio with Moussa Diakate, and Trio Mokili in both Sydney and N. America. Also, I’ll be in residency at Chicago’s Old Town School for a week in September. Watch for the workshop and masterclass listings on the ca...


  • Reggae One Hundred

    December 11, 2012

    This session, I charted and taught my 100th tune for the Old Town School’s Reggae Ensemble. Still so many good tunes to do! Can’t wait for next session. 54-46 Was My Number – Toots and the Maytals A Love I Can Feel – John Holt Addis Ababa – Skatalites Ah It Mek – Desmond Dekker […]...


  • OTSFM Ensemble Concert

    November 27, 2012

    Please join me as my OTSFM classes present their graduation concert: Kill Yr Idols: The Clash Reggae the Afrobeat Jam Session Songwriters’ Ensemble It happens at the Independence Tap, 3932 W irving Park Road Sunday December 16, 3pm...


  • OTSFM Afrobeat Openhouse

    November 27, 2012

    Please join my Afrobeat Ensemble and Rick Neuhouse’s Djembe 2 class as we get together for an open class collaboration/performance.  2:30 in Szold Hall on Saturday December 15!...


  • End of October

    November 2, 2012

    hello, all, so ends a busy week that included: + last day of classes and graduation concerts for the OTSFM + a tour of the musical instrument collection in Chicago’s Field Museum, focusing primarily upon the 1893 Sundanese Gamelan with Jamie Kelly and Andrew Mall + Giving a guest lecture on African guitar music at [&h...


  • the photo

    October 15, 2012

    yes, that’s my teaching studio where I log a lot of hours listening, charting, practicing, and playing with my son who is excellent on mandolin!  The photo is by my friend, the very talented Kate Joyce....