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Mikael Máni’s chess-world inspirations | Jazz Journal

Chess might not on the surface seem a natural bedfellow for jazz but Icelandic guitarist Mikael Máni found inspiration for Bobby, the new album by his trio, in the biography of grand chess master Bobby Fischer. — Read on jazzjournal.co.uk/2019/11/15/mikael-manis-chess-world-inspirations/

Stop, Children, What’s That Sound? | Fremont, CA Patch

Stop, Children, What’s That Sound? – Fremont, CA – Doug Torres starts his 50th Year Teaching Guitar at Ohlone College! — Read on patch.com/california/fremont/stop-children-what-s-sound My father is starting his 50th year teaching guitar at Ohlone College in Fremont.

Fremont Master Guitarist to Begin his 48th Year at Ohlone College

Doug Torres, the modest guitar maestro with unparalleled teaching abilities, is about to start his 48th year as the classical guitar master at Ohlone College in Fremont, California. Creator of the Ohlone College classical guitar program in 1969, a youthful Doug Torres used his energies to establish classical guitar into the classical music establishment whichContinue reading “Fremont Master Guitarist to Begin his 48th Year at Ohlone College”

Top Guitar Vines (2016)

A mountain of evidence is available that points to the fact that chess and music are extremely beneficial activities for children. Therefore I don’t believe it’s coincidental that chess and music produce child prodigies with a much greater frequency than that of other intellectual pursuits. This is why the mission of the Torres Chess andContinue reading “Top Guitar Vines (2016)”

The Torres Chess and Music Academy Has Big Plans for Fremont

The President of the TCAMA reports on an upcoming Open House Event in Northern California. Fremont, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 On November 2, 2013, the Torres Chess and Music Academy will be having its annual Open House in Fremont, California. The TCAMA Open House allows children the opportunity to take part in an afternoonContinue reading “The Torres Chess and Music Academy Has Big Plans for Fremont”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Preview 4

When I think of talented chess coaches, Tans Hylkema is one of the first names that come to mind. However, because you rarely hear Tans bragging about his fantastic chess students, he remains one of the best kept secret in the Bay Area chess scene. The Mission San Jose Chess Camp in Fremont, California is lucky to have TansContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Preview 4”

California Chess Coach has the Blues

  And it’s not what you think. My students are doing fine. Instead, I have the blues because I like it that way. For several years I have tried to come to terms with why my favorite styles of guitar are the polar opposites of classical and blues. Could it be that they relate to chess more than other genresContinue reading “California Chess Coach has the Blues”

Tans Hylkema: Steps of Granada

Chess teacher Tans Hylkema can be regularly heard playing complicated Tangos on his flamenco guitar throughout Northern California.  Maestro Hylkema’s style is a cross between  Melchor de Marchena and Paco de Lucia and is featured on a new album titled “Steps of Granada.” The releases five tracks are original compositions  that features compelling melodies with magnificently complicated rhythms. With all the ‘Neuvo Flamenco’Continue reading “Tans Hylkema: Steps of Granada”