Make the Holidays more joyful with Guitar Lessons!

We provide guitar instruction to music lovers of all ages. Our teachers are kind, experienced and well qualified (B.Mus). Openings are available! More...

Sounds of the Season from the Leeward Coast Guitars!

Frary Guitar on YouTube

We post our guitar solos, duets and larger ensembles on YouTube and Vimeo. We have over 235 music videos on our YouTube channel and more are added regularly. Even the pieces in our method book, Beginning to Play Classical Guitar, have been recorded. Visit our YouTube channel and subscribe! Follow us on Tumblr and Facebook.

Frary Guitar Duo | Waltz from Duo Op. 55 No. 3 by Sor

Cowboy Studio Muslin Backdrop Review

I'm a YouTuber, shooting videos of my wife and I playing classical guitar. Our sets use muslin backdrops to simplify the background and help draw the eye to the performers...

Cordoba Mini SM-CE Travel Guitar

I take the wee but mighty Cordoba Mini for a test drive!

TENOR TPGS+ Guitar Support Review

If you're not getting along with a footstool or need more portable guitar support, check out the Tenor TPGS+...

Phitz Baritone Ukulele Case Review

I carry a guitar or ukulele case every day to classes and gigs. So a strong but lightweight case is paramount. I bought the Phitz Baritone Ukulele Case...

Hirade TH-90 Classical Guitar Review

Hirade is Takamine's premium line of classical guitars, originally designed by Mass Hirade and handmade in Sakashita, Japan. Oddly, the Hirade moniker is only used for export guitars...

Hirade H-8SS and TH-8SS Review

The 8 series reemerged in 2000 as the H-8SS: same design as the H-8 but featuring all solid woods. The H-8SS moniker (H-8 Solid Solid) was added to the label to distinguish it from its nearly identical ply back and sides forefather.

EF-M 15-45 3.5-6.3 IS STM Review

The EF-M 15-45 3.5-6.3 IS STM was released with the EOS M5 as a kit lens in 2016. It appears to have replaced the prior M-series kit zoom, the EF-M 18-55 3.5-5.6 IS STM. Here's my thoughts on this lens after a month of shooting.

Canon EF-M 28 3.5 Macro IS STM Review

The Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM is optimized for macro photography and only fits M series cameras like the EOS M3 and M5...

Variation Form and Sor's Duo Op. 55 No. 3

Variation refers to a technique where musical material is repeated in altered form. The changes may involve harmony, melody, counterpoint, rhythm, timbre, dynamics or any combination of the before mentioned...

How to Buy a Classical Guitar

Buying a new instrument is a critical step for the novice guitarist. A basic knowledge of the instrument and an assessment of your musical goals will help you make a wise purchase.

Changing Classical Guitar Strings

The best instruments and players will sound dull and suffer intonation problems with poor or worn strings. To get the most out of your guitar, use quality strings and change them regularly.

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Washington State Gallery

Washington State affords photographic opportunities galore: snow capped mountain ranges, rolling farm lands, inland seas, bustling cities, plentiful parks, virgin rain forests and historical landmarks.

Port Townsend Gallery

Port Townsend, Washington, is a charming Victorian town on the Northeastern Olympic Peninsula. Framed by the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca...

Oregon Gallery

I grew up in the neighboring state of Washington but visited Oregon many times to shoot and sightsee. The Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Coast and Mount Hood are a few of my favorite locations.

Columbia Gorge Gallery

The Columbia Gorge is a mammoth canyon craved out by the mighty Columbia River. The Gorge snakes 80 miles westward through the Cascades, forming a boundary between Washington and Oregon.

Pacific Coast Highway Gallery

The Pacific Coast Highway twists along the shoreline from Washington to California, offering towering cliffs, sea-stacks, expansive beaches, ancient forests, bone chilling fog, massive sand dunes, Art Deco bridges and rustic villages. Most travelers grind down I-5, making US 101 and California 1 a relaxing scenic drive.

Grace Seil Frary Gallery

I love to record the beauty of the world around me and bring a camera everywhere I go. The result is this gallery of my best travel, landscape and street photography.

Fort Worden Gallery

On all the earth, this is my favorite place. I grew up in Port Townsend, and Fort Worden and surrounding beaches were my playground and refuge. Come feel the Northwest vibe.

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