Introduction To Guitar Craft

with Curt Golden and Sandra Bain Cushman

Saturday 8 – Thursday 13, January 2005

Baptist Camp & Conference Center, Lebanon, NJ, United States

This full-length residential seminar will present the basics of Guitar Craft. It is open to anyone who wishes to attend. No prior experience is required. This course will cover all of the prerequisite skills for participation in Guitar Craft, and is required of anyone who wishes to attend a Level One Guitar Craft Course with Robert Fripp. It is ideal for those wishing to make a beginning in Guitar Craft, as well as anyone with prior experience who feels the need to begin again. The focus will be on fundamental principles in the use of both hands, coordination and the direction of attention. Work is done on steel-string acoustic guitars, using a pick. The Alexander Technique will be presented as an avenue toward developing an intelligent and efficient use of the self, as applied to the skills of the guitar.

The course will be conducted by Curt Golden and others. Curt has long experience in Guitar Craft, going back to 1985. The kitchen will be headed up by an experienced Guitar Craft staff. Instruction in The Alexander Technique, headed up by Sandra Bain Cushman, will be an integral part of this course.

The course will be held in Lebanon, NJ which is located about 45 minutes west of Newark International Airport. The facilities for the course are modest but fine.

Tuition: $990. Discounts are available for those traveling from Europe and South America.

To apply for this course, please send a letter and address the following:

  1. Who are you?
  2. What has brought you here? Your interest and experience level.
  3. What is your aim in attending this course?

Be sure to include complete contact information; name, address, email, phone.



Introduction To Guitar Craft:
Mary Beth Abel
John Lindaman
Bruce Luckoskie
David Scharf
Sven Shockey
Robert Taylor-Manning
Dennis Tirch

Kitchen Team:
Ian Bessler
Igor Koloyartsev
Alex Lahoski
Jim Lee
Dev Ray
David Snyder
Leslie Stevens

Sandra Bain Cushman – Alexander Technique
Curt Golden – Director/Guitar Instructor
Stephanie Kalka – Alexander Technique
Terry Kalka – Facilitator
Alex Kelley – Kitchen Coordinator
Tom Redmond – Transportation/Level T

Sandra Prow