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, Kids & Teens Winter Recital – Fully Booked

We’re excited to see such a high turnout for this year’s Winter Recital!

If you have yet to sign up, please reach out to the front desk to be added to the waitlist.

, Camp Woodshed 2023

Announcing the dates for Camp Woodshed 2023! Ages 8-12 will be June 5th through the 9th and ages 12-16 will be July 10th through the 14th.

Please reach out to [email protected] if you’re interested or have questions!

, Costume Week at Guitar Shed

Let’s get in the Halloween spirit this week at Guitar Shed!

Wear your Halloween costume to Guitar Shed this week and make sure to grab some candy after your lesson!

, , , Fall Drum Recital 2022

The Fall Drum Recital is a week away ! This will be held here in the lobby at Guitar Shed at 6:30 pm. We ask that everyone aim to arrive here by 6:15. There will be light refreshments following the performance.

See you on the 23rd!

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!

, , , 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!

 

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!

….our online Guitar Shed Library that is. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my teaching and a
student of mine suggested in a guitar lesson that I should upload some charts to the website (see we are actually learning from each other).

I have begun the process of adding new songs that students are working on every week. Not only does this show other students at Guitar Shed what songs are being learned, but it saves some valuable lesson time. Now I can just print out a chord chart and we can dig right in. Better yet, students can print out a chart at home if there is a song in the library they are interested in learning. Right now, there are only about 30 songs on the site but hopefully one day there will be hundreds.

Also, feel free to explore the rest of the page for other educational resources. Yesterday, I added a list of GUITAR SHED PRINCIPLES that is also posted in the lobby at Guitar Shed. Until next time, stay tuned and keep shedding!