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Artist Works, Inc.
Swedish Guitar Sensation Andreas Oberg Opens Advanced Technology Online Guitar School that Charts New Territory in Worldwide Guitar Teaching
Napa, CA, June 19, 2009: Andreas Oberg—Swedish guitar master and recording artist—launched his online teaching site today: the Andreas Oberg Guitar Universe (AGU). Combining Andreas’ mastery of multiple music genres with his friendly teaching style, the site utilizes breakout video technology: elevating online guitar instruction to a new level. Additionally, the site breaks new ground with the inclusion of rich social networking features—empowering a worldwide online community of Andreas Oberg guitar students.
As Andreas commented when the subscription-based site first went live, “The video technology that AGU uses, created by ArtistWorks, Inc., is incredibly cool. Students can study any of the 125 video lessons currently on the site, then upload their practice video for me to review. It doesn’t matter where I am—on the road or home in Sweden—the video technology keeps me in touch with my students with fresh insights, demonstrations and suggestions. Paired with my response, the student’s video goes into the Master Classes area where all students can learn from each other and from me. It’s like a real class—with personal teaching and group learning.”
The AGU site’s video exchange and Master Class presentation brings worldwide online teaching to an exciting frontier. David Butler, CEO of ArtistWorks, says, “Andreas’ students from Rio de Janeiro to New York City to Beijing all receive instruction from Andreas and all have access to the growing collection of Master Classes. This is a quantum leap in distance-learning technology, and goes beyond DVD and other online approaches.” A new student commented, “I like that I can get feedback from Andreas on a spectrum of styles—jazz, blues, fusion, rock, pop and the Gypsy guitar style of Django Reinhart—it’s all there.”
Another milestone of AGU is the site’s social networking. There’s a “Shout-Out” board to give quick comments to all students, an extensive Forum for announcements and conversations and an Instant Messaging Chat for real-time chatting. Each student has an autobiographical “My Student Page” to send messages, share thoughts, and upload his own photos, videos and music tracks for everyone to enjoy and comment on. Andreas says, “The networking on my site is both fun and functional. Students support each other in their pursuit of guitar playing advancement in an incredible environment of camaraderie.”
The Andreas Oberg Guitar Universe is open to guitarists at all levels of proficiency and is priced at an inexpensive $60 for 3 months.
ArtistWorks, Inc. is a Napa, California company that creates instructional subscription websites for such artists as Andreas Oberg, Jimmy Bruno, DJ Qbert, Tony Trischka, Christie-Peery Skousen and Howard Levy.
For further information, contact: Patricia Butler at 800-326-5596