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Sharon Isbin talks music education with Grammy Pro@Aspen Music Festival

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GRAMMY-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin took a moment at the Aspen Music Festival to share her thoughts on music education. A seasoned guitar instructor, Isbin leads the guitar programs at both the Juilliard School and Aspen Music Festival for over 25 years. 

Isbin is set to re-release: Bach for Guitar on Erato/Warner Classics and calls the Suites "among the most challenging and musically rewarding works in the classical guitar repertoire."   The first classical guitarist to perform and record Bach on guitar with baroque performance practice techniques, Isbin collaborated with noted Bach scholar and keyboard artist Rosalyn Tureck on the editions performed on the disc. The CD includes all four lute suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, including Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a, Suite in G Minor, BWV 995, Suite in E Minor, BWV 996, and Suite in C Minor, BWV 997.

She spoke to GRAMMY Pro about her goals as a teacher, why she considers herself an "accidental guitarist," and the allure of the festival. WATCH THE VIDEO