WorkshopLive.com, the affiliate company of premier music education company National Guitar Workshop, has announced that the first video lessons from their San Francisco studio recording sessions with guitar virtuoso Joe “Satch” Satriani are available now. The icon has decided to join WorkshopLive.com in its mission to deliver a new kind of music education using cutting-edge online technology and award-winning curriculum at a time when the industry needs it the most.
“This is a great new way for artists to reach out to their fans”, says Satriani. “I’ll be using this as a way to respond to the many questions I’m asked by my audiences. I’ll be giving lessons but also sharing with fans how I write my songs, what’s important to me – content they won’t have access to anywhere else.”
When asked how he felt about Mr. Satriani agreeing to create educational opportunities with WorkshopLive.com, Dave Smolover, CEO of WorkshopLive.com said “Few artists have the relationship with their fans that Joe Satriani does. We’ve been very fortunate to work with Joe at our National Guitar Workshops in the past so to be able to get even closer to his music, connect more fans to his artistry and go global with it is a real thrill.”
What sets WorkshopLive.com apart from the many other sites offering video guitar lessons is the company’s cutting-edge, award-winning internet learning platform. The team will now work closely with Mr. Satriani to transcribe his lessons and prepare them for delivery in this exciting format, which includes an animated fretboard, printable chord charts, accurate and artist-approved animated tabs, a looping tool, left-handed views and much more.
WorkshopLive.com represents the successful merger of award winning Web 2.0 technology and decades of music education experience to deliver the world’s first truly interactive (& fun) music lessons for guitar, piano, bass and drums. Students are empowered to customize their interactive Shockwave™-based lesson tool and can also imitate a “real world” lesson experience by chatting with their instructor during live Webcasts for inspiration, motivation and feedback. WorkshopLive.com is a privately funded company based in the scenic Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts – home to such cultural icons as Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Additional information is available at WorkshopLive.com.