Guitar 101 is back!

Guitar 101 is the perfect class for absolute beginners.  Students will  learn simple chords and rhythm as well as melody.

Special six-week session for girls ages 8-10 on  Sundays, May 6 – June 17 (no class Memorial Day Weekend) 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Tuition is $180 and due by the first class.  Students must provide their own instruments.  Please email or call us for more information or to hold your place.  Class size is limited to five students.

We will be adding additional age groups as minimum enrollment is met (three students).

This is just the beginning of our group programming for the season.   Please sign up on our email list for upcoming classes, workshops and performances.

Special thanks to the students and families that came to our open house in March.  Kudos to private students Annie and Tracy for taking to the stage and sharing their talents with us! What a great day of music and performance.

More classes and a special performance by GGS faculty on the way.

Happy spring everyone – we’ll see you in class!

Happy New Year!

We wish you all a wonderful new year filled with an abundance of creativity, joy and MUSIC (of course).  Thank you all so very much for your continued support. We could not have made it this far without you.

What a year 2011 turned out to be with ensembles writing and performing their own compositions, the debut our own YouTube Channel and our first instructional workshop.   What will 2012 bring?  Here is what we have planned so far:

Sunday, January 15 marks the beginning of our winter session.  All classes run for eight consecutive weeks unless noted otherwise.

Guitar 101 for pre-teens
Guitar 102 (current students only, or by permission of instructor)

Girls with Guitars ensemble, levels 1 and 2

and Ladies Guitar School!

February will feature another afternoon workshop with bassist, Terry De Castro.

Full schedule with times and tuition will be posted January 1.   Have an idea for an afternoon workshop or an artist you’d like to hear more about?  Please drop us a line at girlsguitarschool@gmail.com.

From the small but mighty team here at GGS,  may you have a rockin’ new year and we’ll see you in class!




Just Around the Corner!

The Reckless Pretties aka Girls with Guitars 2 getting a little down time before they rock the house.

Stories Books & Cafe, July 2011 (Photo by Frank Guttler)

The Fall session is almost here!

Only a few seats left for classes beginning this Sunday, September 18.

Guitar 101:

This class offers students a solid introduction to open and power chords, simple scales and all things rock! Material drawn primarily from female artists and songwriters.

Pre-Teen (girls ages 8-10)  Sundays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Pre-Teen/Teen (girls ages 11- 14) Sundays,  2:30 – 3:30  p.m.

Ladies Guitar School version (older teens and women):  Sundays, time to be determined, please contact us directly, we are dedicated to making this part of our program happen and we need your help!

Please see our Class & Registration page for tuition and registration information.

We also have big news!  Our guitar and bass instructional videos will soon start production and be uploaded to the official GGS YouTube channel by the end of September.  Please email us with questions, songs or any other guitar/bass-related tips you’d like to see.

Did we say bass?  Yup.  That’s right.  Coming soon – bass workshops and oh, my! Bass 101.  Details to follow.   Curious?  Please email us.

As always please feel free to contact us with your questions.  We’ll see you in class (and on YouTube!)

Back to the Books.

August is here which means a new session is soon on its way.

Group and ensemble classes will start up again on Sunday, September 18. Click  here for full class listing.

Can’t wait until then? We also offer private lessons.  Sneak in a few lessons before the school year kicks into full gear.  Click here for more information and rates.

GGS programming is taught at Baxter Northup Music, located at 14534 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA. Map here.

Big thanks to Joyce Raskin, Scarce, Terry de Castro, Cool Moms, Exene Cervenka and Stories Books and Cafe for an incredible gathering of female rocking music and power last weekend.   The GGS girls guitar ensemble made their first public debut at the event playing an original composition and stealing the show with their poise, confidence and talent.  We could not be more proud.  Pictures from the event to soon follow.

Inspiration for the month:  Every day sit down and write a song using the chords G C D or D G A.  Start with 12 blank measures.  Put the chords in any order (without thinking too much about it) and then play your results.   Try out a different strum pattern for each song you write and see what happens.

Be sure to check out the GGS YouTube Channel , for inspiration, instruction and even interviews with a variety of female players.  We are always on the lookout for things to add, so please drop us a line with your suggestions.

Make some music this August and have fun. We’ll see you class!

July is here and so is a new session!

Girls Guitar School on Youtube click it here

Big hugs to everyone involved with last week’s open house.  We had a blast!  Next session of group classes starts this Sunday, July 3 and we can’t wait!   Session runs from July 3 through the second week in September with no class Sunday, July 24.  Can’t make it this Sunday? No worries, sign up anyway and we’ll sub one 30-minute private lesson with October in its place! Tuition for the session is $250.00 (includes in class materials).

Schedule for Guitar 101:

Pre-Teen (girls ages 8-10)  12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Pre-Teen/Teen (girls ages 11- 14)  1:30 – 2:30  p.m.

Ladies Guitar School version (older teens and women):  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Students are responsible for providing their own instruments.  Need suggestions on what git to buy yourself or your favorite female player?  Please contact us and we’ll talk you through. Electric guitars are welcome, please be sure to bring a small practice amp with you to class.

GGS programming is taught at Baxter Northup Music, located at 14534 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA. Map here.

Want to learn a different instrument? Contact us and we’ll refer you to the best darn female instructors we know in this town.

Mark it on your calendars!  July 24 at Stories LA in Echo Park at 4 p.m.  GGS is proud to align forces with Joyce Raskin and the band Scarce for signing and performances to support Joyce’s book, My Misadventures as a Teenage Rockstar.  All the info can be found by clicking here.

As always we thank you for your continued support and encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have.

Don’t forget to sign up for our email updates.  We are also on Facebook and Twitter.  Make it a rocking summer and we’ll see you in class!

Free introductory Guitar 101 class for all age groups!

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We will be offering a free introductory Guitar 101 class for girls and women of all ages at Baxter Northup Music on June 26 at noon. The introductory class is a part of the Baxter Northup Music School’s open house. Come on by and get your guitar groove on!

Summer session is scheduled to begin Sunday, July 3. Students signing up on the day of the open house will also receive a 20% discount on picks, tuners and other accessories needed for class.

All classes are taught at Baxter Northup Music, 14534 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA (just West of the Van Nuys Blvd. and Ventura Blvd. intersection).

Tuition for the eight-week course is $250.00 and is due in full by July 3 (June 26 is free!).

Please sign up on our email list to get the latest GGS updates. We’ll see you in class!

Summer is the time to rock.

It’s almost here and we are ready for it.  Next session of group classes for both Girls and Ladies Guitar School will begin in June.   We are still in the midst of fine tuning schedules but will posting the start dates soon.

Help us make this girls music revolution a thriving and vibrant thang – do you have any old rock posters, pictures, record jackets, etc of female musician, bands or songwriters that you would be willing to donate to the cause? If so, please email us at girlsguitarschool@gmail.com to sort out pick up/drop off/mail details.

Did you hear the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame has just launched a new exhibit honoring the women of rock n roll? Yes indeed!  More information here:  http://rockhall.com/exhibits/women-who-rock/

There are a slew of female artists on the road right now.  KT Tunstall, Thao and Mirah are but a few of the women you will find hitting the summer tour circuit. Check your local listings and go, go, go!