Lance is Associate Professor of Music, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Program Development at California Baptist University.

He is a graduate of Texas Christian University, holding a BM and MM in Classical Guitar Performance, and a DMA in Music Education from Boston University. Lance is the author of the best-selling "The Capo Chord Book", published by Mel Bay Publications, and a Hill Guitar Artist.

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  • Where is My Chair?

    What do you do when the chair you are working to occupy is no longer there? I mean gone, not missing. The disappearing liberal arts curriculum is a bit unsettling. STEM disciplines are being heralded as the be-all end-all, as this is where the jobs are. We need to be training students for the job […]

  • Ear Training: Learning the Chords

    Your ear might be the most important thing when it comes to playing the guitar. Sure, technique is important, but if you can’t tell the difference between a wrong or right note, or an in-tune note and one not in-tune, then technique is pointless. Over the years I have benefited from having a developed ear. […]

  • Is Time Really on My Side?

    I used to think I had so much time with a new guitar student. Four years of guitar study seems like a really long time. Early in my teaching career I realized this was not completely true. I actually had very little time with my guitar students over four years of study. A one-hour lesson […]

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