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Barry Pollack, Eight String Guitarist

Nationally recognized musician, teacher and author with decades of experience performing in concert halls and clubs is available to play elegant and beautiful music for your wedding, corporate event, house concert or dinner party. Accepting students of all levels and interests.

Performer
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It would be an honor and delight to play at your wedding or any other special event. My aim is to play the music you want for your special occasion - professionally delivered and beautifully executed.

I have performed for hundreds of weddings and private parties. I will work with you to find the music that best suits your event. My Repertoire spans the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras through Jazz Standards and Pop tunes of the 20th and 21st centuries. I am reasonably priced and easy to work with.

Please visit my wedding page where you can read some reviews from my many satisfied clients.

My party buzz page has reviews from corporate events, birthday parties and other private parties.

Listen to mp3 samples or visit the repertoire pages to see a listing of songs and pieces I enjoy playing.

I have appeared with the Seattle Symphony, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and The Portland Opera Company and have been an accompanist for the Joffrey Ballet and Mikahel Baryshnikov and the opening act for Ray Charles, Jeff Beck, Bo Diddley and Heart.

Educator
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I have taught hundreds of students from seven years to over eighty years old in private lessons and classrooms.

Please visit the Dusty Strings Acoustic Guitar Orchestra which has sections for players of all ages and abilities. We play the music of Mozart, Miles Davis, Beethoven, the Beatles, Bach, Vivaldi, Piazzola, and many others. New players are always welcome.

I teach private lessons and affordable group guitar classes in several locations in and around Seattle, Washington.

Author
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Popular Guitar Music, Prentice-Hall, 1986. One of the first books to use transcriptions of popular recorded guitar playing to teach guitar skills and music theory.

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“Mr. Classical Guitar, Seattle.” Eric Sigliano, The Seattle Weekly.

“That boy can play!” Bo Diddley.
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Barry plays an eight string classical guitar built by Darren Hippner. image

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