We’ve got a new group, Guitar Shedders! Well, we already had a Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and all that good stuff but we needed a separate forum where current and former students could interact with each other. Students periodically asks questions that I don’t always have the answer to…
Are there any other students looking to jam?
Can anybody switch lesson times with me?
Does anybody want to buy a used tuba from me?
These are all great questions for our new group, Guitar Shedders. As teachers, we strive to create a connected musical community in Atlanta and the intent of this group is to pass this synergy along to our students. As Guitar Shed teachers, we have played several gigs together and continue to interact musically outside of teaching. This contributes to our shared musical history and brings us closer together.
Please request to join our group and feel free to post anything music related….just keep it clean. This group is for students 18+up and we will moderate the group if there are any harmful comments.
August 29, 2019Comments Off on Guitar Shedders – Facebook Group
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.
August 2, 2019Comments Off on Fall Student Showcase
The Guitar Shed Teen Band, The Revolutionists, is looking to add a bass player and a guitar player! If interested, please inquire at the front desk or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. At least one year of playing experience is recommended to join the teen band.
For the first time, we had both of our recitals on the same weekend. And we were still open for lessons on Sunday. We had our teacher retreat last week as well and a rehearsal. We spent a lot of time together. We learned a lot, we played a lot, we saw a lot.
Some things we learned…
We can do 2 recitals in one weekend, that doesn’t mean we should 🙂
We have the best students
We have some VERY hardworking teachers
The drummers can hang with the pros
Some of our performers were nervous, but they all made it through their songs
We have a lot of moms at Guitar Shed. Moms that are teachers, students, grandmothers, families with two moms, stepmoms, moms with kids that take lessons, and we are grateful for all of them. Here’s why…
Two of our teachers are moms. Nichelle and Vivian are both the mothers of beautiful, talented girls.
Moms put their kids first when it comes to music lessons. I have had countless conversations with moms who have been itching to pursue a musical instrument, but give their kids priority.
Moms are with you every step of the way. One of my favorite things to watch at performances is when one of our students is singing and their mom is watching from the audience singing along every word and smiling. Doesn’t get much better than this.
Moms get us to where we need to be. Whether that’s dropping a kid off and running to get gas and groceries, or driving through the pounding rain, or dropping your kid off and taking a nap in the car.
Moms provide backup. You know that feeling when the teacher comes out to the lobby midway through the lesson and asks for backup. Either your kid is having a tough day, snack-deprived, or just not in the mood. We are thankful for the moms that help get our kids back on track.
Moms pay the bills. I was raised by a single parent and at times money was tight. My mom would ask me every month when I was taking lessons whether I would like to keep going. The answer was always yes and she never denied me a single lesson. Same answer when I got into the music school of my choice.
Moms are the best. Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Guitar Shed.
We just opened up some piano lesson times in the brand new keyboard room. Tuesday is available with Drew and Kelsey has a few remaining times on Wednesday. Jenny also has some availability for violin lessons on Thursday.
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!
March 28, 2019Comments Off on Summer Recital Signup – 4/1
We get lots of questions about using the Student Portal. Maybe you have never logged in before or misplaced your login information. We can help with that! We can resend your login info and give you a quick tutorial at the Shed on how to use the portal. Read on for all of the things you can do. Jump on in, the water is fine!
What should I use the student portal for? Good question! The student portal is our central hub of communication for everything related to Guitar Shed. Current students are able to sign in and do the following things:
Sign up for performances (student showcases and recitals). Our showcases and recitals are based on availability and fill up quickly. To sign up, just click on the date and click “Register.”
Cancel lessons. When you cancel a lesson in the student portal with at least 24 hrs. you will be automatically issued a makeup credit. This is also the quickest way to cancel within 24 hrs. and notify your teacher. If you cancel within 24 hrs. you will not receive a makeup credit. The student portal is best used for canceling lessons in the current month. We ask that you email us if you would like to remove a lesson from a future invoice so you are not issued a makeup credit.
Reschedule lessons. If you have a makeup credit, you can register for a makeup lesson by viewing the calendar and clicking “Register” on an available time slot.
View teacher availability. Interested in switching lesson times permanently? You can view your teacher’s current availability and let us know if you’d like to make the switch.
Log practice time. This is a great place to keep track of your practice habits and share them with your teacher.
View billing history. You can view past and future payments and update payment information easily. Click on “Account and Invoices” or go to “Settings” to update your payment info.
View teacher contact information. Need to reach your teacher directly? Click on “Studio Info” to view their contact information.
Download stuff! Visit our “Online Resources” to view a number of charts, mp3s, and teaching materials. You can also view past lesson notes and repertoire in the corresponding sections.
March 1, 2019Comments Off on Using the Student Portal
We’ve got a busy spring ahead at Guitar Shed with some great events, giveaways, and performance opportunities!
We are excited to return to City Winery (6/1) and Venkman’s (6/2) for our Summer Recitals. Please note that our Kids Recital is on a Saturday as opposed to previous recitals. Sign up begins on 4/1 for both recitals in our student portal. Space is limited, so mark your calendars and familiarize yourself with our student portal before 4/1. You can login on our website here and we are happy to resend your login info if you misplaced it. While you are in the student portal you can also register for our Student Showcase at The Pullman on 3/23. There are still some spots available!
Looking ahead, we’ve got our first ever Guitar Shed “Spring Concert” featuring 3 of our groups: Teen Band, Americana Ensemble and Rock Ensemble on 4/15. Also, CAMP WOODSHED is back this year and we have added a session for our younger shedders. Early bird sign up ends on 3/31. Take advantage of a $25 discount!
February 21, 2019Comments Off on Summer Recitals – 6/1 and 6/2
Guitar Shed is a modern music school located in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. Guitar Shed was founded in 2015 with the intent to offer a unique educational experience and an emphasis on lifelong learning. We provide high-quality customized instruction in a relaxed environment that is optimal for learning. With a diverse set of teachers and instruments, Guitar Shed welcomes students of all ages and abilities. Private lessons for guitar, piano, violin, drums, ukulele, voice, banjo, bass, fiddle, and mandolin.
1610 Hosea L Williams Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
Monday-Thursday: 1:00-8:00 pm
Friday and Sunday: 1:00-6:00 pm