Thanks to everyone for coming out to the Oakhurst Porchfest! It continues to get bigger and better each year.
We had a lot of Guitar Shedders participate this year and had a blast hearing everyone in the community perform. Looking forward to next year!
The Fall Student Showcase was fantastic, and the weather was perfect! We had 48 performers and our Teen Bands back at Waller’s Coffee again last Saturday, and we’re super proud of everyone’s hard work.
Thanks to the students, parents, teachers, and Waller’s! We’ll see everyone next at the Winter Recital in December. Check out a few highlights below.
We are very excited for the Kirkwood Wine Stroll this Friday! We have two Guitar Shed ensembles performing – The Bobcats and Cosmik Debris.
Check out the Wine Stroll website for more info and we hope to see you there!
Happy Labor Day! A reminder that we are closed for the weekend from Friday 9/2 through Monday 9/5 with lessons resuming on Tuesday 9/3. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!
The Fall Student Showcase is next month! This showcase will be held again at Waller’s Coffee Shop in Decatur and will feature many of our talented students and bands.
To register for the showcase, please talk with your teacher and then sign-up through the student portal. Please contact the front desk if you have any questions!
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 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 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!
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
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