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!
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 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!
It has been a busy month at Guitar Shed with two packed recitals! Our Kids, Tweens, and Teens all had some very memorable performances. I am continually impressed by the creativity, talent, and emotion on display at our recitals.
Students prepared songs old and new as well as songs of their own. Our teachers worked diligently to prepare accompaniments and made sure that everything ran smoothly on stage. Parents and grandparents sat nervously in the audience and held back tears of pride. We were fortunate to perform at two of the finest music venues in Atlanta to a full house. Thank you, everyone, for your participation and support!
Looking ahead, we will be closed for a few holiday breaks so please check the calendar below.
November 27 – December 1 – CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break
December 21 – January 4 – CLOSED for Winter Break
January 16 – Adult House Band Rehearsal – 8 pm
January 19 – Adults Recital at Eddie’s Attic – 8 pm
January 20 – CLOSED for MLK Day
Mark your calendars for our Winter Recitals! We are very excited to have 3 separate recitals at some of Atlanta’s best music venues. Signup begins in the student portal on 10/1!
Registration is now open for our Fall Student Showcase in the Student Portal. This is a great opportunity to hone your performance chops in front of a smaller audience! To register, login to the student portal and follow the directions below.
Click “Calendar” in the sidebar >
Go to September 14 >
Click on the Student Showcase event >
This is a free event and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family to see you perform! We will have amps, microphones and a keyboard available. Please bring your instrument with you (unless you are playing piano) and arrive at least 15 min. before your set time. Unfortunately, this performance is not open to drummers due to the size of the restaurant. Space is limited so sign up today to guarantee your spot.
P.S. We just created a private facebook group, “Guitar Shedders” for all of current and former Guitar Shed students that you can request to join here. The purpose of this group is to help us connect with each other in the local music community. If you’re looking to jam, sell an instrument or want to talk about the candy offerings in the lobby feel free to post it here! Open to adult students and parents.
Sign up for our Summer Recitals begins Monday, April 1st at 9:00 am. There is limited space available and we encourage you all to familiarize yourself with the student portal before next week to guarantee your spot. Here is a link to the student portal sign in page and we have recently included instructions on how to best use the portal. To sign up for our recitals, just click on the date in the calendar and click “Register.” If this is your first recital, please confirm with your teacher before signing up. Below are the recital dates and times.
6/1 – Kids Summer Recital at City Winery – 12:00-3:00 pm – $10 cover (free for kids 12 and under)
6/2 – Teens and Adults Summer Recital at Venkman’s – 7:00-10:00 pm – $10 cover (free for performers)
We will send out another reminder this Sunday. Even if you are not performing, we encourage all of our Guitar Shed family to attend the recitals! Please let us know if you need us to resend your login information or if you have any questions.
Don’t forget to grab your FREE poster at Guitar Shed after your lesson!