Registration for Chicago Workshops Now Open

Registration is officially open for the upcoming Chicago workshops the weekend of March 22.  All workshops will be held at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln. Ave., Chicago, IL.
 
The Power of Three Chords for Teens
March 21; 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. $20
 
Learn to play songs by masters of three-chord rock like the Ramones and Joan Jett with guitarist and founder of the Girls Guitar School in Los Angeles, October Crifasi.  Class will cover three-chord combinations in several keys as well as the open and movable power chords and octave shapes used in rock. Students will then write their own version of the perfect three-chord rock anthem. This class is perfect for beginner and intermediate students.  Picks are encouraged and electric guitars welcome (amps not provided, students must provide their own).   
Level: Advanced beginner; open to guitar and bass players
Prerequisite: Knowledge of open chords and simple strumming.
 
Songwriting and Guitar Intensive for Women with October Crifasi
Saturday, March 22 & Sunday, March 23
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. each day
$110 ($100 OTS members)
 
Join founder of the Girls Guitar School in Los Angeles (and former OTS instructor), October Crifasi, for this special two-day immersion in the sound and style of female-crafted rock n roll, L.A.-style .  Learn to play and craft tunes based on music by L.A. bands like the Donnas, the Like,  Dum Dum Girls, The Dollyrots, The Runaways, and more.  This class is for advanced beginner and intermediate guitar and bass players. 
 
Knowledge of open, power and partial F chord required.  Electric guitars welcome, but not necessary (amps not provided, students must provide their own).  Workshop will culminate in casual in-class performance of songs learned and created over the course of the weekend. 
Level: Intermediate; open to guitar and bass players
Prerequisite:  Knowledge of basic open chords, power chords, partial F and B chords, and basic strumming.
 
Also performing at Old Town School of Folk Music that weekend:
Peggy Seeger, March 22, 8:00 p.m. http://www.oldtownschool.org
Holly Near, March 23, 3:00 & 8:00 p.m. http://www.oldtownschool.org
 
And GGS advocate, Johnette Napolitano , will also be performing in Chicago Sunday, March 23 at the City Winery.  Tix available here: http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/tickets/johnette-napolitano-of-concrete-blond-3-23.html
 
Please contact us with your questions and Happy Women’s History month! 
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