With a borrowed guitar from a neighbor down the road, a library card, and a record player, I taught myself how to play guitar when I was twelve years old, and my life long journey in acoustic music has never faded. My mother eventually bought me my first guitar. It cost $11.50. She got a deal on it because it only had five strings.
A life devoted to teaching as a university and high school English instructor, theatre director, published playwright, that great and good musical spark has accompanied me on my journey from Cleveland, Ohio, to Haverhill, Massachusetts, to Durham, New Hampshire, to College Park, Maryland, to Amenia, New York, to Hagerstown, Maryland, and now to Charlottesville, Virginia. I am both a music instructor—I teach beginner guitar, beginner mandolin, and beginner banjo–and a student at The Front Porch.
Check out our blog post featuring Marty Collin HERE!