, , , , , , New Instructor – George Kotler-Wallace

Introducing our newest teacher at Guitar Shed, George Kotler-Wallace. George is an expert at all things that slide on the string! George teaches pedal steel, lap steel, guitar, banjo, ukulele, and bass.

We’ve been looking to offer pedal steel lessons for a long time, and are glad to have George join our faculty! He has availability on Friday afternoons from 4:00-7:00 pm starting 8/12. Call us today to reserve your spot!

, , , Camp Woodshed Is A Wrap!

Camp Woodshed was so much fun this year! Thanks to all the Camp Woodshedders, to Sean McMorris and Brandon Marsolo for leading the bands, and to the parents for enrolling your kids and for coming out to support at their final concert.

Week 2 featured campers ages 12 – 16 where they had the opportunity to take workshops on piano extended techniques, guitar pedals, recording and production, and an instrument show & tell. They learned and performed Sunflower by Post Malone, Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay, and Come As You Are by Nirvana.

We’re looking forward to next year!

 

, , Week 1 Is A Wrap!

Week 1 of Camp Woodshed was a blast! We’re super impressed with the work the kids put it, and it shows with how well they performed!

The bands learned Lady Madonna by the Beatles, Zombie by The Cranberries, Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, and Just Can’t Get Enough by Depeche Mode. Below are some pictures from last week. We’ll see everyone tomorrow to begin Week 2!

Camp Woodshed Week 1

Week 1 of Camp Woodshed begins this Monday 7/11! Below is the schedule of events through the week. Please give us a call if you have any questions before camp kicks off!

MONDAY – THURSDAY

9:00-9:30 – Drop-off / Setup

9:30-9:45 – Morning Stretch with Parker (stretching / breathing / reading)

9:45-10:45 – Rehearsal

10:45-11:15 – Break / Outdoor Time (awesome snacks, free time in Coan Park)

11:15-11:45 – Masterclass (hands-on, interactive class on varying musical topics taught by Guitar Shed teachers)

11:45-12:30 – Rehearsal

12:30-1:00 – Pickup / Cleanup

FRIDAY (Pizza Party and Performance)

12:30-1:15 – Pizza party for campers!

1:15-1:30 – Family and friends arrive for the performance

1:30-2:15 – Camp Concert

MASTERCLASSES

Monday 11:15-11:45 – Extended Piano Technique – Taught by Matt Raisky

Tuesday 11:15-11:45 – Instrument Show & Tell – Taught by Parker Smith

Wednesday 11:15-11:45 – Guitar Pedals & Effects – Taught by Sean McMorris

Thursday 11:15-11:45 – Recording & Production – Taught by Mason Johnston

Camp Woodshed is shaping up to be an awesome couple of weeks! We have only one remaining spot open for bass guitar in Week 2. If you may be interested, please contact the front desk.

Week 1 – 7/11-7/15  (ages 8-12)
Week 2 – 7/18-7/22 (ages 12-16)

Throughout the week, our talented faculty will host mid-day 30-minute workshops. These workshops include topics such as recording and production, songwriting, extended piano techniques, and instrument show-and-tell. The kids are in for a fun learning experience!

We’ll see you there!

Thanks to everyone who came out to ShedFest! ShedFest was held at a great new Atlanta music venue, The Garden Club at Wild Heaven West End, with music inside The Garden Club and the artist market outside in the Wild Heaven lawn area. The music lineup featured four great local bands: Voodoo Visionary, Casual Cadenza, Rujen, and The Norm. There was a little something for everybody with genres spanning from indie to rock to hip-hop to funk!

We look forward to the continual growth of this event for years to come! We raised $1000 for Lanta Gras this year, and we will continue our efforts through ShedFest to provide access to instruments and music lessons for kids in our community. You can donate to Lanta Gras year-round in support of this great initiative!

Recital Recap

Our two big summer recitals are behind us and both of them were such a blast! The Adults Recital at Red Light Cafe featured some killer sets by our four adult ensembles as well as a handful of fantastic solo performers. The Kids & Teens Recital at City Winery was one of our best ever! Our teen bands started the show, and were followed by many great solo performances. It’s always a treat to see the progress our students make each year. Our next performance is the Summer Drum Recital at Waller’s Coffee Shop on July 10th. Can’t wait to see our drummers rock out!

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