First-year musician Garrett Podgorski grasps his guitar for his album quilt’s photoshoot at a house in Solar Valley. His album will debut inside the subsequent two months.
Footage courtesy of Garrett Podgorski
As a musician, first-year scholar Garrett Podgorski mentioned he used to be attracted to Pepperdine as a result of its guitar program, which he believes is without doubt one of the perfect within the nation with regards to classical guitar.
The Classical Guitar Efficiency main used to be born in Chicago, Illinois, however now lives in Burbank, California.
Podgorski mentioned he has a non-public connection to Pepperdine’s guitar program as a result of his guitar instructor, Kevin Enstrom, is an accessory professor at Pepperdine.
“[Enstrom] used to be telling me about this system and I’ve roughly been concerned ever since I used to be a freshman, in order that used to be a large issue,” Podgorski mentioned.
In highschool, Podgorski mentioned he devoted himself to enjoying guitar. He competed in guitar competitions or even positioned 3rd in a contest hosted at Pepperdine.
“[In] highschool, [my mindset] used to be very just like ‘get down and apply,’ and I practiced 4 to 5 hours each day,” Podgorski mentioned.
Podgorski mentioned he plans to discover a occupation in song as a appearing guitarist, which comes to consultation paintings and traveling.
“I need to excursion and take a look at to play up to I will be able to,” Podgorski mentioned.
Sooner than studying categories have been on-line, Podgorski mentioned he did analysis about one of the golf equipment introduced at Pepperdine with a view to get entangled on campus. Actions like browsing, spike ball and volunteering all piqued his pastime.
“I in point of fact love browsing, so one thing involving that, [and] I sought after to perform a little ministry paintings as smartly, whether or not it’s Religious study or on- or off-campus paintings,” Podgorski mentioned.
Pepperdine’s World Methods also are one thing Podgorski mentioned he’s taken with.
“I haven’t executed an excessive amount of analysis within the in another country methods, however there’s a travel to Spain I feel with the guitar program that I need to accomplish that unhealthy,” Podgorski mentioned.
Podgorski mentioned the scoop of on-line categories got here as a sadness, particularly since his main is person who calls for a extra hands-on educating revel in.
“I’m in point of fact, in point of fact bummed, and it sucks that it’s my freshman yr that this is going on,” Podgorski mentioned. “Additionally with guitar, it’s in point of fact arduous to be on-line as a result of there’s such a lot with being in individual and listening to what the software appears like.”
Regardless of this, Podgorski mentioned he feels assured studying from on-line classes as a result of his in depth revel in in enjoying guitar.
Take a look at Garrett’s performances on YouTube.
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