Spring is on its way and what better way to celebrate its arrival?
Our first open house/free introductory guitar class of 2012 will take place on Sunday, March 4 at 11:30 a.m. This free 45-minute class is a friendly guitar how-do-you-do for girls (ages 7+) and women of all ages.
Class is taught in our group class space nestled in the heart of our favorite Valley music store, Baxter Northup Music, 14534 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA.
Come on by and say hello to your inner guitar player! There will also be live performance at 1:00 p.m. featuring GGS adult students as well as a mini-set by rock cellist (and GGS collaborator), Helen Money with her students.
This event is in conjunction with the Baxter Northup Music open house and will feature other live performances of both students and teachers alike. Always a fun day and a great way to support local music. We hope you will join us.
In other news…
We are in the midst of putting together a new group curriculum to provide ensemble experience for those students already studying the guitar. If this is something of interest to you or your favorite female player, please drop us a line and let us know. We will be putting groups together based on experience and age of students. We hope to have the details nailed down and ready for roll out in March. This will include group programming for classes beyond guitar 101. We will be in touch via email with 101 students this week with days and times of 102 programming.
As always, please contact us with your questions, ideas, and suggestions for our YouTube channel, Links page or like-minded organizations to partner with. Thank you for your continued support of women in music, especially instrumentalists. We are changing the face of music one girl at a time. See you in class.
GGS proudly presents our first workshop:
The Power of 4 Strings: Bass Basics for Guitarists & Beginners
Sunday, November 13; 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
$35.00 | Seats available 6
Our classroom space in Baxter Northup Music, 14534 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA
Terry de Castro, bass player extraordinaire for British Indie bands The Wedding Present and Goya Dress, leads this 90-minute introduction to the world and power of the bass. Explore simple bass lines and rhythm. Learn about female players rockin’ the bass universe. Bring your bass or acoustic guitar and be ready to have a heckuva lot of fun!
Students are required to provide their own instruments, small practice amps are encouraged.
Contact us today to reserve your spot. Space is limited and will fill quickly.
For more in the exciting news column…GGS students were featured on Everett True’s blog, Collapse Board! Our deepest thanks to Joyce Raskin for including our work in her article. Check out the Reckless Pretties doing their thing at the Stories Cafe event in July right here.
As always, feel free to drop us a line with questions or referrals. Information on our next session of group classes soon on the way. Next up this month is a four-week Ukelele class! Sundays- 2:00 – 2:45 p.m., starting 11/27. Be sure to sign up for our email updates so you don’t miss it.
See you at the workshop!