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After forty years of teaching and thoughtful consideration of why students struggle and sometimes fail to learn good playing habits (technique), struggle at note reading, refuse to count rhythms, adopt ineffective practice habits, and lose motivation to improve their skills PZ presents innovative and creative new approaches to address all the above-mentioned issues…and more. While...
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Steve Rhodes, a Portland luthier, donated the guitar to CDZ Collegium Musica, to benefit young budding classical guitarists. Gracie Flowerday has been studying guitar with Peter Zisa for nearly two years. She received the guitar at the 11th Annual Season of Lights Concert, and performed two Christmas song arrangements. Pictures Gracie performance at SOL 2018,...
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Dr. Peter Joseph Zisa was a featured artist on February 23 and 24th Guitar Festival at Vanguard University, located in Santa Ana California. The Vanguard Guitar Festival was organized by Michael Nigro, the university’s classical guitar director. Dozens of High School programs participated in the Festival. Opened festival performances Friday evening at Needham Hall. In...
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The Portland Guitar Society recently gifted a guitar to Gracie Flowerday, a student of Peter Joseph Zisa. This high quality guitar was donated to PGS by Dawn Waugh which had belonged to her father who had recently passed away. Upon receiving the guitar, PGS added it to its Student Instrument Loan program and it quickly found a new home with Gracie.
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This spring, Zisa returned to Japan to give the keynote address for the five-year anniversary 2011 Earthquake-Tsunami and premiere an original composition dedicated to the city of Hiroshima. He also performed works by Vivaldi, Carulli, and Ibert with classical guitarist Kazuhiko Yamada and flutist Naoko Hamamoto.
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The Season of Lights free benefit concert returns for its third holiday season. This year the concert will feature the following performers: Amy and Jeff Shapiro: Singer songwriters John Dodge: Guitarist & composer Elizabeth Eklund: Mezzo soprano LeeAnn Sterling: Flutist Alton Chung: Story Teller First Christian Church Choir Thousand Waves: West meets East Kend’alin :...
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Season of Lights 2008 Slideshow Peter brought back the “Season of Lights” concert for a second year to The Old Church in downtown Portland, Oregon. It was a wonderful night of music to celebrate the Season of Light. Click here to see a slideshow from the 2008 Season of Light concert.
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Eric Xu will perform the Vivaldi Concerto with the Marylhurst Symphony December 6th at 7:30 p.m.
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Season of Lights Concert Event A Special Holiday Concert for the Portland Community December 6th, 2008  The Old Church, Portland, OR 7:30 p.m. Peter Zisa presents Season of Lights Concert Event as special Holiday Gift to the Portland community. The free program features prominent Portland musicians and community artists performing Chanukah and Christmas music. Among...
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Recently, performances of Peter Zisa with the Oregon Guitar Quartet were added to YouTube. Here is one of the videos: [youtube d0c8aO_97yE] Click here to see more videos of Peter performing as part of the Oregon Guitar Quartet.
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