Adult Guitar Group Lessons!

Bobby will be hosting an adult (14+) beginner to intermediate guitar group on Thursdays at 8pm for an hour.

If you are brand new to the guitar and want a jump start. If you have been teaching yourself and have gotten stuck. If you used to play and just want to brush up on all that you have forgotten. And if you just want to have people to play with…  This class is for you! Bobby will answer all of your questions and give you tips to get ahead on your journey. He will also work with you to learn songs to add to your repertoire as well as strumming and picking patterns to impress all your friends!

We know that as adults we can’t always commit to the full year of lessons so we have devised this to help you get better at the ukulele! A commitment of 4 weeks in a row ($100 for 4 lessons, $25 per lesson) is required but you can begin and end at any time throughout the entire school year.

If you decide to commit to the full year the rate is reduced to $22 per lesson paid monthly.

Bobby started playing guitar at age 16 in Chilliwack BC. After a few years of dedicated practice he decided to attend music school in Calgary Alberta, following graduation. After recording an Album, 3 years of studying, and two years of teaching, he decided to move back to BC for a change of pace. He was excited to start teaching with us when he came back in 2013 and has continued with that enthusiasm for the last 5 years. He teaches Guitar, Contemporary Vocals, Song Writing and Ukulele.

Adult Ukulele Group Lessons

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Bobby will be hosting an adult (14+) beginner to intermediate ukulele group on Mondays at 8pm for an hour.

If you are brand new to the ukulele and want a jump start. If you have been teaching yourself and have gotten stuck. If you used to play and just want to brush up on all that you have forgotten. And if you just want to have people to play with…  This class is for you! Bobby will answer all of your questions and give you tips to get ahead on your journey. He will also work with you to learn songs to add to your repertoire as well as strumming and picking patterns to impress all your friends!

We know that as adults we can’t always commit to the full year of lessons so we have devised this to help you get better at the ukulele! A commitment of 4 weeks in a row ($100 for 4 lessons, $25 per lesson) is required but you can begin and end at any time throughout the entire school year.

If you decide to commit to the full year the rate is reduced to $22 per lesson paid monthly.

Bobby started playing guitar at age 16 in Chilliwack BC. After a few years of dedicated practice he decided to attend music school in Calgary Alberta, following graduation. After recording an Album, 3 years of studying, and two years of teaching, he decided to move back to BC for a change of pace. He was excited to start teaching with us when he came back in 2013 and has continued with that enthusiasm for the last 5 years. He teaches Guitar, Contemporary Vocals, Song Writing and Ukulele.

Make a Music Video with Rachel!

Have you ever wanted to be in a music video?? Here’s your chance! Everyone will get to be a part of writing music and lyrics for an original music video. We’ll record the music (if you play an instrument that would be AWESOME but not at all necessary). We’ll storyboard before filming and every one will get the opportunity to be featured in the final product. You might even get to work the camera! Everyone will get to see themselves up on YouTube and share it with all your friends and family!

For ages 13 – 19 this group will be limited to 7  and requires a minimum of 4 to run. And will run on Saturday mornings from 10 to 12 starting October 13th and running through November 3rd.

The cost for the session will be $175 per student, four two-hour sessions for a total of  eight hours of time with Rachel.

Below is the music video from the first time Rachel ran a group like this! 

Rachel has obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Musical Theatre Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, as well as holding a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Manitoba. Rachel’s resume holds credits from opera, oratorio and musical theater and she also has pop band experience. Her favorite stage roles include Sandy in Grease and Jasmine in Aladdin. While being away Rachel has developed a love of travelling and photography, having done some backpacking and completed a handful of teaching contracts in Switzerland and France.

RockBand Group With Bobby

Wondering about what it takes to work with other people in a band? Want to be in a band but don’t have any bandmates? Let us help you! In this group we will build a band, learn how to work together musically, write and perform songs while improving your music skills and having a ton of fun! We will also learn to arrange/write chord progressions, melodies, lyrics and rhythms and weave them together into the fabric of a song. Working together we will be introduced to a variety of genres and styles, and will try our hands at writing, arranging, working together to find what sounds best and figuring out why! A great start to being a rock star!!

This year Bobby will be trying something new, he will be teaching an hour long Rock Band Group. Bobby has designed this for those with 3 or more years experience on their instrument of choice for ages 13 – 19. The group will run on Tuesdays at 8pm.

The groups will have a maximum of 6. You can join at any time. Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums or Keyboard, everyone gets a place in the band!

Bobby started playing guitar at age 16 in Chilliwack BC. After a few years of dedicated practice he decided to attend music school in Calgary Alberta, following graduation. After recording an Album, 3 years of studying, and two years of teaching, he decided to move back to BC for a change of pace. He was excited to start teaching with us when he came back in 2013 and has continued with that enthusiasm for the last 5 years. He teaches Guitar, Contemporary Vocals, Song Writing and Ukulele.

Do you know where your string winder is?

The string winder is one of the most helpful tools in an acoustic guitarists arsenal not just because it makes winding your strings faster but, more importantly, it saves your bridge pins. I have heard all sorts of ways that people get the bridge pins out, pliers, knives, spoons, forks… any metal object they can wedge under them and pry up with. And while that works it can also, not only scratch your bridge, but actually break the bridge pins! A new set of bridge pins will run you $3 and that is the same as a trusty Dunlop string winder! The notch pictured below will allow you to pry out the pins without damaging anything! So, we have these fantastic tools in stock today so pop on in and treat yourself to new strings and a winder to help you put them on!

 

New Blackstar Unity Bass amps

Today we had a visit from our Blackstar sales rep Jim (seen in these videos playing the bass) with John (Korg USA’s Canadian Sales Manager… Jim’s boss) and Loren Molinare (one of Blackstar’s super talented demo guys seen in the video setting the amps and telling us all about them). We had a lot of fun! Here are a couple quick videos we shot of the 60 and 250 watt bass amps! We will be getting these in soon and if you want to pre-order one from our first shipment talk to us at the shop anytime!