IN MEMORIAM - PETE HUTTLINGER: 1961 - 2016

It is with profound sadness that we report the passing of one of our most prolific - and beloved - instructors. Pete Huttlinger has left us after a life-long struggle with a congenital heart defect. Pete was one of those rare virtuosic players who could play with jaw-dropping complexity, but was willing to share his love of the guitar with aspiring players at all levels. He did so with generosity, warmth and irrepressible good humor. Pete will be deeply missed. Read more about Pete here.

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Pete Huttlinger: 1961 - 2016 (Click to read more....)

It was with shock and unspeakable sadness that we have learned of the death of our friend Pete Huttlinger, a monumentally talented guitarist and a warm, funny and brave human being. Pete was one of Homespun's most prolific instructors and, through this association, he and his wonderful wife, Erin, became our treasured friends. Just a day or two before his death, I had an email correspondence with him about his next instructional project for us. Pete was one of those rare virtuosic players who was willing to share his love of the guitar with us less talented mortals, and he did it with generosity, warmth and irrepressible good humor. (He loved jokes, both good and bad, and laughed at them all.) He was even able to make light of his devastating illness ("the world's best guitar player with no pulse") which made us root for his continued survival all the more. Now that struggle is over and we will miss him terribly. We send love and sympathy to Erin, their family, and all the guitar players who learned from Pete and sat at his feet in amazement at what marvelous sounds he could bring forth from his instrument.

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