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Sounds Like: Ralph Towner, Egberto Gismonti, Pepe Romero, Bill Evans, Chick Corea
Bio: Born in North Carolina, Billy began playing guitar at 8 years old. He was a self-taught musician until entering the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971. While there, he studied guitar, composition and ear-training. He also began to teach (under the guidance of David Barison) as a...See Full Bio
Billy Stewart has a show on 01/18/2015 at 10:00 AM @ Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5i07h4 #concert
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Q: Do you think that it's possible for a 60 year old person with hardly any musical history to learn how to play classical guitar to a reasonable level before they reach 70 or 80 years old?
A: It will always depend on that 60 year old person and, if they have one, a very tiny bit on their teacher. Physically I would say replace 'classical guitar' with 'typing skills' and you get about the same results. If you can still feed yourself - you can play. Musically- if you can hear Music in your head- you should be able to play it on your guitar. I would not plan on a new career however. It is hard enough for a 20 year old to plan on a livelihood as a Musician. It takes at least 10 years to 'master' ANY instrument. If you are 60 you probably know that there are no Rules in this life, just Guidelines. One I like is, 'Follow your passion'. Wishing you the Best!
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