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!).
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
March 8 is International Women’s Day which means it is a particularly great week for finding women and girls making music in your community. Check with your local libraries, museums and colleges for interesting and inspiring events for you or your favorite female music maker. A listing of national events can be found here:
Other ideas for inspiration:
Pull together some of your favorite music by a female artist and share it with your favorite female guitar player or make a special mix cd filled with inspirational female players to give as a gift or to have on hand when the motivation to practice is at an all time low.
Have some friends over for a selection of female rocker inspired movies and/or concerts.
Go out and see/support a local female artist at a local venue.
Go to the library and check out music from a player you may have never heard of before.
Make a wish list of songs that you would love to be able to play in a year — choose two and get about learning ’em. Take it even one step further and find a local open mic to try out those live performance skills.
Get a few of your female musician friends over for a night of jamming.
Get a sparkly new set of strings and put them on the guitar. Don’t know how? Give yourself (or daughter) the gift of being a self-sufficient player and learn how. Great instructional vid here: http://www.elixirstrings.com/products/howtostring_acoustic.html
Check out listings for the next Girls Rock Camp or Ladies Rock Camp in your area and get signed up for a week of rocking in the summer. List can be found here: http://www.girlsrockcamp.org/supporters/grca
Get yourself a set of colorful picks or whatever sort of picks you like.
and remember to support your favorite female player by encouraging her to practice, learn and create on the instrument. Let her know the world is in need of her unique musical voice. Now more than ever.
Viva la ladies making music!
(We still have a few spots still open for March 13 and March 27 sessions, empower your favorite girl today!)
We will be starting up an additional session of Guitar 101 for both pre-teen and teen levels at Baxter Northup Music in March. Enrollment is now open. Pre-teen (ages 7 – 10) starts March 13, Teen (11-13) starts March 27. Only 1 – 2 seats left for both levels. Girls with Guitars level 2 will be also be wrapping up with a brief in-store performance on Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. Come on by and show your support.
There has also been interest in starting up a weekly beginner class for women at Baxter, both as part of the lunchtime series and as a weekend class. If you or a woman you know has been kicking around the idea of learning to play, please let us know. We want to see this part of the GGS program happen and we need your participation to make it so. Please contact October via email@example.com for more information, we only need a few more students for each option to give it the green light. It is never too late and you are never too old to learn to play (and rock!).
Inspiration for this week: Singer/songwriter/guitarist, Tift Merritt.