Excelling at guitar requires hours of practice, an understanding of complex rhythms, and hands that are not potatoes embedded with five pipe cleaners. Witness the surreal flexibility of human hands with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get one ticket to a live performance by Andy Harrison Band (a $14 value) and a glass of wine (a $6 value) at Vie de Bohème Winery (a $20 total value). Choose between the following dates:
• Saturday, July 2 at 9 p.m.
• Saturday, July 30 at 9 p.m.
The mellow rockers of the Andy Harrison Band strum the chords of acoustically tuned minds in upcoming concerts at the Vie de Bohème, where guests can sip a glass of finely fermented Columbia Valley wine as melodies reverberate in their brains. A tutor at American Guitar Academy and an accomplished songsmith, Andy Harrison's smooth sound invites comparisons to Jack Johnson and John Mayer. Pair sonorous harmonies with equally resonant libations, such as Vie de Boheme's cabernet franc, as the band's energetic licks stuff ears with more notes than graduate students scrawl in the margins of their copies of Goodnight Moon.
American Guitar Academy
Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school's signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered either with a live online instructor or via videos and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.