About Jeffrey Goodman:
Jeffrey Goodman is an award winning composer, classical guitarist and teacher currently living in Los Angeles, California. Upon its release, his “Hands of the Angels” CD of original guitar compositions was rated as the #1 Top CD on "PayPlay.fm" in the classical-programmatic genre.
He is also the author of "A Beginner’s Guide to the Classical Guitar", of which one online reviewer wrote, “Mr. Goodman has created the ultimate introduction to the classical guitar.” This ground breaking book is becoming known as perhaps the most complete multimedia tutor for the beginning classical guitarist on the market. It features four levels of media for the beginning player:
1. Traditional comprehensive book with full repertoire organized by key.
2. Playable/viewable scores - much of the book can be linked to via ShelterofClearLight.com, where the player can click on the subjects and music in the table of contents, then be linked to the exact score, which can be viewed, listened to, and even changed as to tempo and midi instrument played.
3. The 77 track CD, available from CD Baby, contains all of the solo music from the book.
4. Video performances of much of the music from the book are now available on You Tube - visit Jeff's You Tube Channel - JeffreyGoodmanMusic - for the complete video recordings.
Among his compositions are Sextet for Winds and Strings, a Song Cycle for Soprano and Tenor, String Quartet #1 and numerous works for classical guitar. He has also composed and performed music for radio and feature films.
He taught classical guitar for many years at the University of California at Los Angeles, and during 2009 was a guest professor of music at Santa Monica College.
He received his Master of Arts degree from Occidental College, where he studied composition and theory with Richard Grayson and Robert Gross. His guitar studies were with Theodore Norman.
As a performer he has performed at colleges and universities throughout the United States, and his European tours have included appearances at the American Embassy in Vienna, the Vienna Conservatory, and the Salzburg music festival. Recitals in Wales and England included a solo recital of 20th Century works for B.B.C. Radio.