My name’s Laryne, and I’ve been Justin’s assistant for over a year! It’s awesome to be closely involved with everything going on in the backstages of JustinGuitar, and I’d love to get to know our Community better too!
So I decided to take the opportunity to introduce myself here. I’ve got the chance to meet some of you, but excited to get more involved in our new Forum!
I met JustinGuitar through the first wave of Covid-19 and followed Grade 1 on a cheap classical guitar I bought at Amazon.
Justin became my best friend back then - those lessons were so important to me at that point! So yeah - I do get when students reach out to say that JustinGuitar saved their lockdown.
I spent months in a row learning and digging everything related to JustinGuitar - great vibes only, eh? So I just thought that emailing Justin for a job until I got one would be a cool thing to do, so here we are.
I’m the worst musician you’ll ever meet and don’t intend to perform or anything, but I love playing and badly singing my fav songs anyway! And I have no problems showing my lack of talent to the world, so I might join an Open Mic one day.
I’m Brazilian (from Bahia) but currently live in Quebec, Canada. Will I find more Brazilians here?
Are you allowed to call us the Forum again after the relaunch
Well whatever its called good to have you here and for one of Justin’s team to step out of the limelight. Also good to know that you are learning to play, so can share our pain in equal abundance.
As to future Open Mics you will be more than welcome.
Seriously, hats off to all those on the team who not only keep the show rolling smoothly, but jump in and join the fun with the rest of us.
Looking forward to your first share in AVOYP and of course an open mic.
Speaking of which, what are you up to on Sat 2nd April?
Could you be persuaded to give us even a short introductory tune?
Nice to meet you, Laryne. Oh, I can relate to playing and badly singing! You will find only love and encouragement with this crowd, but you already knew that.
Thank-you for being part of Justin’s team. We all have gained so much from the work you all do.
Thank you, everyone, for the warm welcome!!! For sure, I won’t be able to play on the next Open Mic - I’m vacationing in Brazil without my guitar! But I’ll try to stay accountable once I’m back home, haha! Wishing you all a great week.