Berto, I just wanted to congratulate you on your recent performance of the Castelnuovo-Tedesco concerto. I am in the 805 for the winter or I would have come to hear you. But more than just this performance I wanted to thank you for moving to Oregon and stimulating the guitar scene the way you have. What you did to get the Corvallis Guitar Society going is a big deal and much needed in the NW. Your performances with your flamenco group have helped make this art form much more appreciated than previously. Your posts on Facebook are informative and inspiring to other guitarists . Your exercise book is valuable and useful. Clearly you are a fine teacher judging form your work with Raven who will be a fine pro some day. I have been in the NW for almost 40 years and I have seen only one other guitarist move here and have this kind of impact and frankly yours is far greater as much as Neal Archer Roan did to shake things up here and get folks inspired to work hard at their playing. So thanks for coming to the NW and stimulating the guitar scene to be even better than it was. You are doing good things and people appreciate what you are doing. Keep up the good work and jam hard. Cheers! – Peter Thomas – Classical guitarist