External link opens in new tab or windowMagic Is

The most recent album from Kit Garoutte, "Magic Is" brings an exciting spontaneity, both in the creation of the songs as well as in the performances by Kit and several of his long-time collaborators bassists Dave Captein & Ted Swenson, keyboardists Matt Cooper, Tim Mayer & Brian Rose, and drummers Jeff Minnick & Jay Lundell. Recent software and hardware additions to Kit's resources prompted an explosion of tracks that now include guitar synthesizer and new fretless basses, and the ability to capture ideas quickly and fully has led to several dynamic compositions such as "Whitewater Run" and "Magic Is", both of which were inspired by drum tracks and intuitive bass playing by Kit followed by guitar and synth tracks captured and explored via the new softwares. Inspiring, fun, powerful, intuitive, eclectic and inventive music is what you can expect from "Magic Is."

GUITAR, External link opens in new tab or windowukulele and electric bass

Private lessons and group workshops are available on guitar, External link opens in new tab or windowukulele and electric bass.

Private lessons are designed to evolve from a balance of student desires and instructor-based logic integrated to achieve short and long term goals. There is no set sequence of lessons and exercises that work for everyone. Rather each student's journey follows an adjustable path that suits their unique growth experience.

Group workshops are designed to cover a particular subject area in a way that works more universally, such as exploring the basics of fingerboard concepts that can be applied to any scale or pattern.

I teach the private lessons and an occasional group workshop mostly in my studio in White Salmon. A particular students' circumstances may suggest another location and when practical "I make house calls." Workshops often occur prior to performances or during teaching related events so those might happen in a variety of locations.