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ABOUT BAIRD GUITAR

Programs with Solo Classical Guitar | Duets for Flute and Guitar | Classical Guitar Instruction

Baird Guitar Studio is dedicated to playing and teaching classical guitar. Located in Milford, CT, Baird Guitar is celebrating its fifteenth year. Focus is on guitar practice and instruction of guitar performance and music theory. Call 203-260-2884 for information.

Baird Guitar Studio, dedicated to study of music and the guitar, is located 117 Clark Street near downtown Milford CT. With a comfortable waiting room and convenient off-street parking, the studio is easily accessed off Exit 36 of I-95. Email James for information about lessons.

Internationally acclaimed Classical Guitarist James Baird has spent over 40 years honing his musical skills. Mr. Baird received his guitar performance degree from the Mannes College of Music, under the tutelage of Frederick Hand. At Mannes, James formed the soprano and classical guitar duo of Bartos and Baird performing in Latin America, Mexico and New York City. Mr. Baird frequently performs as solo guitarist, with Baird/Wyton Flute & Guitar Duo and other chamber music ensembles; he has played throughout The United States and Canada. James is co-founder and president of the New England Guitar Society in conjunction with the Milford Arts Council. James is married to actress Sharon Foy Baird. They share their home with 2 cats, Cissy and Baxter.

Classical guitar, a truly contrapuntal instrument, incorporates styles and techniques from many eras and genres. Classical guitarists have developed extensive and precise technical practices over hundreds of years and its music encompasses more than four centuries of cultural styles. Concentration is on reading standard musical notation, developing synchronization of both hands, playing multiple voices simultaneously, as well as understanding music composition itself. Experienced guitarists from jazz to folk find new musical enthusiasm in their daily practice and in the vast repertoire of classical guitar.  Beginning guitarists develop a firm foundation for playing all styles of guitar.

Prelude, Processional, Interlude and Recessional: Music before the wedding ceremony joyfully welcomes your guests, filling them with anticipation for the celebration. Processional music announces the dignified entrance of the bride and her party. Her personally chosen music gently guides her down the aisle. An intimate interlude creates an emotional space for reflection and introspection. A jubilent recessional music announces the time for celebration has begun. Check out our growing wedding playlist.

Also available:
*Music for Guests During Cocktail Hour
*Quiet Dinner Music
*Music for Rehearsal Dinners

James and flutist Barbara Wyton have been duet partners for 30+ years. Together they offer a variety of concert programs and a broad collection of music for weddings and festive occasions. Their vast repertoire encompasses dignified baroque processionals to Brazilian jazz for cocktails. 

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