Wednesday, August 22, 2018


On Wed, August 15, our Rufty-Holmes Guitar Class went to perform and entertain for a social party for the St. John's Lutheran Choir group.   We met at a local community clubhouse, where about 40 or so choir members gathered for food and fellowship.

About five guitar students and two teachers played a selection of about 8-10 songs, which included two medleys, a summertime medley with "Under the Boardwalk" and "My Girl", and a love medley featuring two Elvis songs, "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Love Me Tender", along with the Beatles song "And I Love Her."  Additional songs included "Morning Has Broken";  the Monkees hit "Daydream Believer"; and ending with a Jimmy Buffet song "Margaritaville."

One song we didn't play that night, but are working on is "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Croft.  Some other new songs we may be learning are "Here, There & Everywhere" (Beatles); "Heart of Gold" (Neil Young); and a rocking medley of "La Bamba/Twist & Shout."

As you can see, we like to have fun in our guitar class.  I'd like to extend two invitations to anyone reading this.  

  • First of all, if you are 50 or older, and would like to have the joy of learning guitar with us, come and join the fun
  • Secondly, if you have a group and would like for us to come provide some entertainment, please call on us and we will try to schedule with you.

We are currently looking at scheduling a few concerts for the holiday season in November and December.  Let us know if you would like for us to come and entertain for you.

Rufty-Holmes Guitar Class

Thursday, October 20, 2016

New Classes Starting Nov. 7th

The actual starting dates for Fall 2018 guitar classes will be:
  • Monday Sept 10   &   Monday December 5th.
     We will start New Guitar Classes on Monday, Sept 10.  This class is an eight-week class, spanning the months of September and October.

     Our Holiday / Christmas class will begin on Monday, Dec. 5th and will be a six-week class, during November and December.   We will have two dates off for Christmas (Dec. 24) and New Year's (Dec 31).

     As is our usual custom, during our Holiday class, we will focus on learning holiday songs and tunes, including secular and religious songs and hymns. Examples would be Greensleeves, Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Silent Night, and Silver Bells, among others.

     After a month of practice, we will continuing learning the songs, and also go out into the community for several Holiday Concerts in December at various senior and community centers.   We always have a great time of fun and fellowship, and our senior friends enjoy the entertainment.

Come & Join Us for a Great Time of Fun & Learning!

 For More Information, Call Bob @ 704-640-0279

To Sign Up for a Class, call RHSC @ 704-216-7714

Sunday, April 24, 2016


     I teach guitar classes at Rufty--Holmes Senior Center on Mondays.  There are three classes--- two beginner classes and one intermediate class-- each one is meant to be graduated-- that is, three different or seperate levels.   

     We usually start new classes on the first or second Mondays of odd months (January, March, May, July, September, and November) and they normally run through the last Monday of the even months.

Here is my business card--- please feel free 
to ask for more info or to promote our class to your friends.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Spider Exercise

(11 mins)
A short video explaining and demonstrating the Spider Exercise, 
which is basically a chromatic six-string warm-up exercise that helps to 
stretch the fingers and develop dexterity and discipline in note playing.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

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