Adrian Holovaty started here as a student around the time we first transitioned to a week-long “camp” format in 2007. He was among the first of our campers to make the transition to teaching here and has been at it ever since. What with being brilliant, hard-working, generous and friendly, our campers routinely give his classes multiple thumbs up. Here he plays a classic GJ waltz—Valse A Waso.
In addition to being a fine guitarist, Adrian is a high-end software developer. One project of his that should interest you is Soundslice, which is out to offer us all a better online music-learning experience. But he’ll be the first to tell you that online learning is no substitute for hanging and playing with your friends and heros face to face. It just helps you get ready!
You can learn a lot more about his various projects by taking a scan through Adrian’s personal webpage. What you see below is copied from only the “Music” section of that page. Follow a few of those links and you are in for a heap of great music and instructional material courtesy of Adrian Holovaty:
I’m a guitarist who plays fingerstyle and gypsy-jazz music. I’ve been posting YouTube videos since 2007.
If you like my stuff, consider becoming a patron and tossing me a buck or two each time I post a new video.
I’ve also released an album composed of some of those YouTube covers.
I also have a Soundslice channel, where I post lots of little musical ideas and lick transcriptions.