ShedFest 2022 Vendor Booths

ShedFest this year will include an artist market for the first time and we are looking for more vendors to join the market. The booth fee is $150 for a 10’x10′ space to set up and sell goods. Artists, craft-makers, and anyone interested in joining the market should reach out to us at [[email protected]].

Tickets are now available along with plenty of info about ShedFest at – www.shedfestatl.com

We hope to see you there!

Recital Registration Opens Friday, April 15th

Registration for our summer recitals opens on Friday, April 15th! This includes the Kids Summer Recital, Adults Summer Recital, and Drum Recital.

To register, follow the steps below:

-Log in to the Student Portal and enter the Calendar view
-Find the date of your recital (see below) and click on the recital event
-Click ‘Register’

Adults Summer Recital – May 15th @ Red Light Cafe
Kids & Teens Summer Recital – May 21st @ City Winery
Drum Recital – July 10th @ Waller’s Coffee Shop

Recital spots are first come first serve so mark your calendars for this Friday!

, , , Awesome Spring Student Showcase

Our Spring Student Showcase was last Saturday and we had a blast. We were impressed with the performances and all the positivity from our students, and enjoyed being at Waller’s for a second time. We still have showcase posters at the front desk, so grab one after your lesson if you like!

A reminder that we have more performance opportunities around the corner. The Summer Adults Recital will be held on 5/15 at 7:00pm at Red Light Cafe, and the Summer Kids Recital will be on 5/21 from 11:30-2:30 at City Winery. Registration will open soon for these recitals, so stay tuned!

Here is a picture of our Teen Band performing Amber by 311 at the Showcase!

Elliot Reynolds Easy On Me
Esther Williams Don’t Rain on My Parade
Finnian Sandifer Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Ada Clear Perpetual Motion
Aiden Kanezaki Bohemian Folk Song
Zuri Harper Rocky Mountain
Conalie Ward Long Long Ago
Jennings Burr You are My Sunshine
Charlie Joye Seven Nation Army
Jackson Brown Careless Whisper
Ben Bacon Super Mario 64
Audrey Gillis Prom Queen
Salma Habal Rodeo
Greyson Spitzer Ode to Joy
Isabelle Clark Detective Agency
Asher Eanes Bugle Boys
Rocky Roberts Yankee Doodle
Edison Credi Ferris Wheel
Edward (Teddy) Collins Thompson Jazzy Joe
RJ Ritsick Pop Goes the Weasel
Kip Van der Heijden Row Row Row Your Boat
Ollie Hundere Bugle Boys
Ethan Brown Dinosaur Stomp
Isabel Vogelson Russian Sailor Dance
Millie Roberts Girl & Boy on a Bicycle
Safiya Miller Mozart’s Five Names
Everett Levine Peter Peter
Vincent Watson Driving in G Clef
Conrad Watson Aardvark Boogie
Zain Habal Chanson
Maddox Poole Forest Drums
Kalie Kucelin Viva La France
Justin So Eleanor Rigby
Adira Thomas Minuet In G
Anabelle Hebner The Willow Tree Waltz
Spring Student Showcase – March 26th – Waller’s Coffee Shop

We’re gearing up for our Spring Student Showcase in a few weeks. The show will be on Saturday, March 26th at Waller’s Coffee Shop in Decatur. It will feature up to 50 solo students as well as performances by our two teen bands.

Registration opened on March 1st, so if your child intends to perform and you haven’t registered yet, follow the instructions below:

-Log in to the Student Portal
-Click ‘Calendar’ and find March 26th
-Click the ‘Spring Student Showcase’ event and then ‘Register’

That’s it! There are currently 16 spots remaining. We can’t wait to see what our kids and teens have been working on since the last recital. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the front desk if you have any questions about the showcase.

Welcome Our Newest Teacher, Adam Everett!

There’s a new drum teacher at the Shed!

Adam is a very patient teacher with years of professional experience on the drums. Born and raised in Massachusetts, he began taking drum lessons at the age of 8. His musical career has taken him to the California Bay Area, New York City, New Orleans and abroad! He has played drums in a variety of settings, from the cafe to the festival stage. Other credentials include cruise ship contracts, musical theater, second line parades, European tours, electronic music production and studio recording experience.

Adam has availability on Sundays between 2:30-6:00. Reach out to the front desk if you’re interested in lessons with Adam!

 

ShedFest 2022 Announcement!

We are excited to announce that the 3rd annual ShedFest benefit concert will take place on June 12th, 2022 at The Garden Club at Wild Heaven West End.

The proceeds from ShedFest go to the Lanta Gras Music Program and our goal is to raise $1500 – enough for a whole year of music lessons for a scholarship student!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to the front desk – [email protected] – for more information on sponsorship packages. Buy tickets and learn more about ShedFest on our website here.

 

 

 

New Music From the Guitar Shed Family!

This past week marked the releases of new singles by two of our teachers: Mason and Brandon.

You can use the links below to follow them both and listen to their new singles on Spotify and all major streaming platforms.

 

Snow Aster (Mason) – https://open.spotify.com/artist/6R11CMLuU0T60nxV8TfWVR?si=8K26uh-3TkO2YapxVJZ6KQ

 

Brandon Marsolo – https://open.spotify.com/artist/2AiHmAutFg4xyjbhewRt4G?si=NBuFuRVCSdKNMh5WSE_MMA

 

Brandon’s single, “What’s Next?”, featured our own Zack Albetta on drums for a Guitar Shed collaboration!

We’ll be updating our Guitar Shed Teacher playlist soon to include these two new singles. Enjoy!

Lanta Gras Parade – January 29th

The 7th annual Lanta Gras parade is next Saturday, January 29th in Kirkwood! The parade begins at Bessie Branham Park at 1:00 and rolls through the neighborhood, eventually ending up in downtown Kirkwood where the Lanta Gras festival takes place. Fitting the Mardi Gras theme, local restaurants feature New Orleans-inspired menu items and there will be plenty of beads thrown from the parade floats.

We have partnered with Lanta Gras for several years to provide music scholarships to kids in the Kirkwood community. Our annual fundraiser event, ShedFest, aims to raise money for the Lanta Gras Music Program while bringing visibility and awareness to the organization.

The Lanta Gras Parade is a FREE event and is always a blast, so come out next Saturday for some fun floats, tasty bites, and live music! Wear your green, yellow, and purple and get in the Mardi Gras mood!

Current Covid-19 Protocol Update

Greetings Guitar Shedders,

As you are surely aware, we are in the middle of a significant surge in Covid cases and we wanted to give you an update on our current protocol.

We will remain open in person until further notice and will continue to check temperatures, enforce mask-wearing, and sanitize as often as possible. These practices have served us very well in preventing transmission since we re-opened in May of 2021.

Remember that you always have the option to switch lessons to virtual at any time. If you feel any discomfort about the idea of coming in for lessons, don’t hesitate to let us know and we’ll be happy to switch to virtual.

Regarding positive Covid cases among our staff – we are following the current CDC guidelines for quarantine/isolation. Feel free to read more about their recommendations here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

We hope that everyone is staying safe and looking after your physical and mental health. Fortunately, the Omicron variant has shown to be milder than past variants and the rate of hospitalizations and deaths remains very low, even as cases reach all-time highs.

Thank you for your patience and continued support while navigating this situation.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Keep Shedding!
Guitar Shed

We’re Back!

The Shed is back open after a nice holiday break! We look forward to having you all back for another great year of music, learning, and community. We have some exciting things on the horizon:

January 9th – Adults Recital @ Waller’s Coffee Shop – 7:00pm

January 22nd – Drum Recital @ Big House Guitars – 1:00pm

January 29th – Lanta Gras Parade around Kirkwood – 1:00-5:00pm

We’ll see you there!