Jamie Stillway Master Class - Putting Your Own Style in Fingerstyle
Sunday, June 30, 1:30 - 2:30 pm


Has your fingerpicking groove developed into a rut? As fingerpicking guitar is often taught via specific songs, the advancing player might begin wondering how to embellish the tunes in his or her repertoire, or maybe even how to improvise freely, instead of always playing by rote. This workshop is intended to give you some new ways to practice and to set your own path as a fingerstyle player. We’ll discuss ways to develop thumb/finger independence via scales and harmonized string pairs, incorporating new right hand techniques such as banjo rolls, and but not least, ways to develop a meaningful relationship with your metronome. 


Over the last decade, Jamie Stillway has been quietly establishing herself as one of the top acoustic fingerstyle guitarists of her generation. In 2018, she released her first electric guitar recordings, the City Static EP, in which Jamie demonstrated the broadening of her compositional palette and her versatility as a musician, seamlessly incorporating ambient, jazz, classical, and pop elements. She has also become an in-demand instructor, having taught at Healdsburg Guitar Festival, The Swannanoa Gathering, and Peghead Nation’s Advanced Fingerstyle Workshop. Additionally, a transcription of one of Stillway’s compositions was recently published in Acoustic Guitar, and she is a contributing author for the magazine