WorkshopLive.com (WL), the affiliate company of music education company, National Guitar Workshop, announced today that the first video lessons are in the "can" from their San Francisco studio recording sessions this week with guitar virtuoso, Joe "Satch" Satriani. The icon has decided to join WorkshopLive.com in its mission to deliver a new kind of music education using cutting-edge online technology and award-winning curriculum at a time when the industry needs it the most.
"This is a great new way for artists to reach out to their fans", says Satriani. "I'll be using this as a way to respond to the many questions I'm asked by my audiences. I'll be giving lessons but also sharing with fans how I write my songs, what's important to me — content they won't have access to anywhere else."
When asked how he felt about Mr. Satriani agreeing to create educational opportunities with WorkshopLive.com, Dave Smolover, CEO of WorkshopLive.com said "Few artists have the relationship with their fans that Joe Satriani does. We've been very fortunate to work with Joe at our National Guitar Workshops in the past so to be able to get even closer to his music, connect more fans to his artistry and go global with it is a real thrill."
What sets WorkshopLive.com apart from the many other sites offering video guitar lessons is the company's cutting-edge, award-winning Internet learning platform. The team will now work closely with Mr. Satriani to transcribe his lessons prepare them for delivery in this exciting format, which includes an animated fretboard, printable chord charts, accurate and artist-approved animated tabs, a looping tool, left-handed views and much more.