Friday, August 25, 2023


 I've been working off-and-on this entire year on my very first music album.  I've learned and learning so many things.  It's a brand new game when you take your music from the "front porch" to the world.

Projected Release Date : DEC 2023


Here You Go...   A Couple of Peeks to Perk Your Interest...

           A   C A T ' S   W A I L             W A R M   &  F U Z Z Y


I've posted a few demos and songs along the way.   I'll soon be releasing the entire album via various streaming platforms and on CD.   If you'd like more information, simple contact me and let me know.   

I hope all of my friends and musical acquaintances will reach out and support this new endeavor of mine.   Buy my new album!   T H A N K S !

Wednesday, August 23, 2023


Summer is almost over!!. . the care-freeness of the season has been overwhelmed by the intense heat that we've experienced this year.   Fall is actually a favorite season of mine, except for the fact that winter follows it.   If fall was preceded or followed by spring, it would be almost perfect for me.  I'm gonna have to get myself geared up for wearing multiple layers of clothing, and wrapping up in blankets this year!!


I'm looking forward to some new Lessons and Classes starting soon.   I begin private lessons once again on August 23.   I've been focusing on my Senior Classes the last couple of years, and now am going to try teaching privately again.   I've got two new students, and looking for a few more.   If you're interested, please contact me at for more details.

Monday, July 10, 2023

New Guitar Classes

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New guitar classes started this Monday, July 10 at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.  There are four classes, three beginner and one intermediate.

Students may enroll each month at the front desk.  Class fees are $25 for one month.   Classes are ongoing.   A beginning class curriculum is followed for the first few months, then we continue with more classes to further develop a student's knowledge and technique.

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