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Pete Huttlinger About the Educator

Comfortable with his guitar, a mandolin, a resonator, and other stringed instruments, Pete Huttlinger was a phenomenally talented musician whose work extended beyond stage performances and recording sessions into the world of education as well. His excellence as a teacher is evidenced on many instructional DVDs and other materials.

Pete Huttlinger passed away in January 2016. He will not be forgotten.

Guitar Player Magazine said, "In Pete Huttlinger's hands, a fingerpicked flat-top becomes a mini-orchestra. He juggles it all: a tune's melody, harmony, and bass lines-even percussion. His playing is fun, scary, and always inspiring."

Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine said, "Since graduating Cum Laude from Berklee in 1984, Pete has made his home in Nashville, where he has established himself as one of Music City's most respected. He is the 2000 winner of the Winfield Fingerstyle Championship and made his Carnegie Hall debut in January 2008."

In a 2007, article and interview, 20th Century Guitar Magazine said of Pete, "Inspired by guitar legends Chet Atkins, Earl Klugh and Tommy Emmanuel, guitarist Pete Huttlinger has a number of acclaimed instrumental albums and several guitar educational DVDs to his credit. Remembered as John Denver's lead guitarist in the years before Denver's death in 1997, Huttlinger shines on his 2007 CD, Things Are Looking Up. Like Tommy Emmanuel, Huttlinger is at his best in the solo finger style acoustic guitar setting, filling up all the parts of the song with his ten fingers and several backing musicians.