David A. Lusterman, Director

DALDavid A. Lusterman is the president of Stringletter, which he founded in 1986, the media company that publishes Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Strings, and Ukulele magazines. He founded the Marin Community Music School in 2009.  David earned his B.A. in Comparative Literature at Columbia University and held staff positions at The New York Review of Books, democracy, The Nation, and [more]. He plays the cello and guitar.

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  1. I am retired and living on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH. It’s just great!!!

    But I subscribe to Classical Guitar magazine and I was wondering if you guys would be willing to do a story on careers in classical guitar how much one can expect to make on graduation!! I was recently surprised to rediscover just how little one can expect to make as a classical guitarist! The average income, ten years after graduating, of a graduate of the Conservatory where Eliot Fisk is a teacher in Boston is:
    $29,500 per year!

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/09/14/collegescorecardside/E1QraYZ1Ylz2B7GelL72UK/story.html?p1=Article_Related_Box_Article

    It wasn’t until I graduated from SMU in 1980 and was looking for a job that I discovered how little one could make as a classical guitar teacher at a university! Then it was $9500 per year!! We’ll, things worked out for me but I got out of playing and teaching and into the music biz.

    I think it would be great if all the schools offering programs, in every subject, offered real world income opportunities on graduation.

    Be sure to check out my web site at davidbergstromguitar.com

    If you would rather not, I understand! But perhaps you could focus on the positive and cover those who have gone on to successful careers! I’d like to see those students pushed towards the music products industry, there are jobs there!!

    Come on out any time for a visit, we have room at our home on the lake!

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