About Me

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Art Alenik

Why I'm Here

I played a little in my teens & 20s, but never seriously.   About 40 years later, I’m retired and determined to become a ‘real’ guitar player.  I’d like to be able to play all kinds of music, but my main focus these days is on jazz and bossa nova.  I still have my first guitar, a 1965 Gibson J-50 dreadnaught, and a 1975 Les Paul Custom from my rock days.  But the guitar I play every day and study on is a Cordoba Orchestra CE (Cedar top, Rosewood back & sides) – a nylon-sting ‘crossover’.


I love music.  It's a great joy to be able to make music and to be able to share it with others.  The more I improve my technique, the better I can express myself  and the more I have to share.  But also… I feel like I failed myself by giving up the guitar all those years ago, and it's not too late to correct that error.

My Guitar Goal

What I'm Focused On Now

Re-establish a consistent practice routine.  Build strength & dexterity.  Learn a few new songs.