ADULT ENSEMBLES


All ensembles listed below are for adult students only. One rehearsal can be removed from your account each month with at least 24 hrs. $10 fee for all Guitar Shed performances, 100% of this fee goes to our teachers.

Call or email for availability. Audition is required for all bands and ensembles.


ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE

No Openings Currently

Our Acoustic Ensemble, ‘Wednesday Night Supper Club’ is an all-female group led by Brandon Marsolo. They play songs from different genres in acoustic arrangements. The group features several talented singers and focuses a lot on vocal harmonies, strumming patterns, and chord voicings. Acoustic Ensemble meets Wednesdays at 8:00 pm. The cost is $32.50 per rehearsal. Acoustic Ensemble is currently full.

If you like: Indigo Girls, Fleetwood Mac, The Wailin’ Jennys, The Avett Brothers

When: Wednesdays 8:15-9:15

Where: Guitar Shed Lobby


AMERICANA ENSEMBLE

Openings: Fiddle, Mandolin, Bass

Back by popular demand, our Americana Ensemble, The Bullfrogs, has returned to Guitar Shed. The group focuses on a wide variety of music that falls under the Americana moniker, country, roots, bluegrass, and folk. However, this is not a traditional music group and they will incorporate newer covers alongside the classics you know and love. Open to acoustic instruments.

Tuition is $32.50 per rehearsal, and the group is led by Max Godfrey. Contact the front desk today if you are interested in joining!

If you like: Wilco, Rhiannon Giddens, Willie Nelson, Gillian Welch

When: Mondays 8:15-9:15

Where: Guitar Shed Lobby


BLUES ENSEMBLE

No Openings Currently

Guitar Shed’s longstanding Blues Ensemble, ‘The Bobcats’ is led by Sean McMorris. Members learn about popular blues styles, iconic tunes, improvisation, and how to play in a group setting. There is one spot available for a drummer. The ensemble meets on Sundays from 6:30-7:30, and the cost of participating is $32.50 per rehearsal. Reach out to the front desk for more information if you’re interested!  

If you like: Albert King, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr., KoKo Taylor

When: Sundays 6:30-7:30

Where: Studio A


JAM ENSEMBLE

Openings: Drums

Ready to take your noodling to the next level? Jam Ensemble is currently enrolling students who are looking to improvise with like-minded musicians in a group setting.  Tuition is $32.50 per rehearsal, and the group is led by Zach Judsen. Contact the front desk today if you are interested in joining!

If you like: The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, Phish, Widespread Panic, Medeski Martin and Wood

When: Mondays 8:15-9:15

Where: Studio A


JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Openings: Drums, Vocals

 Our Jazz Ensemble, ‘Adult Recital’ focuses on improvisation techniques, learning to play in a combo setting, listening exercises, and building a jazz vocabulary. The group will primarily focus on material from the Blue Note era. Open to all instruments.

Tuition is $32.50 per rehearsal, and the group is led by Craig Cunningham. Contact the front desk today if you are interested in joining!

If you like: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Wayne Shorter

When: Wednesdays 8:15-9:15

Where: Studio A


R&B ENSEMBLE

Openings: Vocals, Keyboard

Our R&B Ensemble, ‘We Are One’ started in 2023. This group is open to adults only, and all of our guitar spots are full. Rehearsals are Fridays from 6:30-7:30.

Tuition is $32.50 per rehearsal, and the group is led by Sean McMorris. Contact the front desk today if you are interested in joining!

If you like: The Isley Brothers, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Tony! Toni! Toné!

When: Fridays 6:30-7:30

Where: Studio A


ROCK ENSEMBLE

No Openings Currently

Our Rock Ensemble, ‘Cosmik Debris, ‘led by Brandon Marsolo, is an adult band that focuses on rock music and its many subgenres. It features drums, bass guitar, and electric guitar to go along with strong vocals. They have played everything from Smashing Pumpkins to B.B. King to Fleetwood Mac. The band provides students a chance to not only hone their skills as part of a group but a chance to interact with other musicians in a laid-back atmosphere. The cost of the class is $32.50 per rehearsal.

If you like: The Beatles, The Black Crowes, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Tom Petty

When: Tuesdays 8:15-9:15

Where: Studio A

 


SONGWRITING ENSEMBLE

Open to all instruments

Our Songwriting Ensemble, led by Parker Smith, is an adult group that focuses on singing, writing, and performing original material. Students will be expected to write, sing, and play each other’s songs. Contact the front desk at [email protected] to set up a free audition, or email 2-3 song samples to [email protected]. The cost of the class is $32.50 per rehearsal. 

If you like: John Prine, Jackson Browne, Allen Touissant, Randy Newman, Bob Dylan

When: Wednesdays 8:15-9:15

Where: Studio A