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explore GUITAR HERO # Star teachers create personalized lessons at ArtistWorks Online Music & Art Campus. By Meghan Modafferi Clockwise from below: Nathan East, Paul Gilbert, and piano instructor Christie Peery JANUARY 2014 Butler designed a two-way platform where an average person can exchange videos with a virtuoso. And his wife created the business for ArtistWorks Music & Art Campus in 2008. ArtistWorks has compiled thousands of video music lessons for a variety of instruments and styles, including rock, jazz, and flatpick guitar, electric and acoustic bass, drums, mandolin, banjo, trumpet, piano, harmonica, and voice, among others. There are also art lessons that begin with fundamental drawing and extend to painting and a variety of media. The teachers are not the kind you'll find at your local music store. Nathan East, who plays with Eric Clapton, teaches electric bass. Piano teacher Christie Peery has performed with major symphony orchestras. And Paul Gilbert, one of the world's top guitarists, is teaching me rock guitar. During my first video lesson, Gilbert already inspires me. "I made this course almost like a novel," he says. "The characters I introduce, the musical characters, they begin their journey at the beginning." Being a novice is frustrating at times, but it's a whole lot easier with a rock star cheering you on. And when I need to see something repeated, as beginners inevitably do, I can put Gilbert on loop and slow down his speed. Thanks to a virtual teacher with superhuman patience, I know I'll get PHOTOS COURTESY OF ARTISTWORKS MUSIC & ART CAMPUS 22 My childhood was full of music. My dad, in any free moment he could find, grabbed his guitar and sang everything from the Beatles to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to the Drifters. As I've gotten older and moved into my own place, I've been struck by the quiet. I want to fill my new life with music - but this time, I want to be the musician. Former AOL technology executive David Butler had the same craving, but specifically for playing jazz guitar. Unable to find a satisfactory teacher nearby, he was traveling hundreds of miles to take lessons. He felt there must be a better way for busy working people to learn on their schedules - so he built it. Partnering with his wife, Patricia,

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - January 2014

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Hot Spots: Winter Festivals
Wine & Dine: Pastries
Style Spotlight: Carry-On Essentials
Diversions: ArtistWorks
Great Escapes: Hotel Zetta
Great Escapes: Quintero Golf Club
Gear Up: Smart Kitchen
Travel Feature: Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Resorts
US Airways: The Airline's Fleet
Winter Warriors: Olympic Athletes
Celebrate Oakland, CA
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Cactus League
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - January 2014