I was a student in the Frank Hamilton School’s first Guitar 2 class, taught by Frank himself, in October, 2015. I had been teaching Suzuki violin and experimenting with classical guitar, and the Next Door description of the school sounded like it might be a good place to explore non-classical guitar. I’d never heard of Frank Hamilton, or the Atlanta Friends of Folk Music, who’d offered their support to Frank and Bob Bakert when they conceived the idea of the school early that year. But sitting among those first 4 classes of adults in the basement of a church playing music and singing...

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