We are excited to hear all of our students perform at our Kids Winter Recital on 12/2!
Registration opens on 11/1 so now is a good time to talk to your teachers and settle on a piece to play. Can’t wait to hear what everyone comes up with
Tickets are available on City Winery’s website. Individual performers do not need to buy tickets from City Winery’s website, a $10 charge will be added to your account when you register in the Student Portal to confirm your spot.
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.
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!
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!
Greetings Guitar Shedders, We are continuing to offer only virtual lessons for the time being. However, we have some exciting news about our Teen and Tween bands! Our bands will resume in person rehearsals on Saturday mornings starting 9/12. If you are interested in joining our Teen or Tween bands (ages 10-17) led by Sean and Nichelle please let us know. Priority will be given to former band members and below are the safety measures we will be putting in place.
-Temperature checks are required at the door. Please stay home if you are feeling any symptoms. -All bands will rehearse in our lobby and furniture will be cleared to create more space. -Our front doors will remain open with the fan on to create air circulation. -Band members will be spaced apart as much as possible. -Masks are required for band members and instructors. -Plexiglass booth for singers. -Hand washing is required before rehearsals. -Sanitizing of surfaces between rehearsals. -No communal instruments (except for drums, amps, and keyboards) or supplies – bring your own cables, drumsticks, picks, etc. -No parents or family members in the lobby. Please wait in your car or drop off.
All holds on lesson times will be released next week on 9/1. We know several of you are adjusting to a new school/work schedule and will do our best to accommodate any time changes. Several of our teachers have added more flexible teaching hours so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need to switch times. Our administrative staff is continuing to answer phone calls and emails Sunday-Friday from 10-7 pm. This is a great time to double up on lessons (twice a week) or extend your lesson to an hour with your teacher’s permission.
Thank you all for sticking with us through this period of virtual lessons. Our teachers have been meeting each week to share strategies and improve our teaching processes. We have learned a great deal from all of you and I appreciate you letting me observe some of your lessons as well. I am continually impressed with how well our students have adapted to the virtual lesson environment.
Our virtual recitals, video projects, festivals, and free lessons have been a huge success! We have yet to determine whether our Winter Recital will be virtual and will continue to issue updates the last week of each month. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
During this period of virtual lessons, our Tween and Teen bands have been hard at work collaborating on music video projects. Each band member filmed themselves playing along with the original recording of the song. Sean McMorris coached his bands and worked with them on the arrangement to create a cohesive final product. Chris Case mixed the audio and Craig Newman edited the video. We are very proud of both band’s videos and are thankful for the opportunity to still collaborate musically while we are physically apart.
The Tween Band performed “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac and the Teen Band performed “Ain’t it Fun” by Paramore. Hope you enjoy watching the videos as much as we did making them!
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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
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!