Marlene Hutchinson of Marlene's Music has more than 35 years of music experience including guitar, vocal, piano and clarinet. She is the author and producer of books, CDs, a DVD and has appeared on PBS, CBS, NBC, NPR, Acoustic Guitar, WiMN and several print publications. "Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!" is a 2014 Player's Choice Award nominee. Additionally, Marlene is a spokesperson/clinician for GAMA (Guitar & Accessories Marketing Association) and a contributing editor for Making Music Magazine.
In 2003 Marlene created a simple method of learning to play guitar that has influenced and inspired guitarists around the United States and the world! Her method was developed on the theory that guitar playing can be taught to everyone and that everyone can learn these techniques quickly and easily.
In 2009 she created and launched a one day workshop called "Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!" to meet the needs of busy adults. The workshop is equivalent to about 6 - 8 weekly private lessons and in 2011, Marlene produced a DVD of the workshop which debuted on PBS in 2012.
Marlene teaches in Orange County, California and travels the United States teaching her "Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!" workshops.
The Marlene's Music "happenings" are published in the quarterly newsletter, Staying in Tune...with Marlene's Music. Featuring Marlene's Music updates, guitar events, "Tips From Marlene" and more!
Marlene's Music Store opened in 2005, featuring a variety of quality guitar products and accessories on-line at Marlene's Music Store.
In June and December Marlene hosts a Guitar Fest for her students. This year marks the 11th year of Guitar Fest fun!