On the first week in November 2015 I’ll be starting up the first “get together” of a guitar group in Clitheroe, near Blackburn, Lancashire. It’ll take place upstairs at The Alehouse, an independent micro pub which also acts as a venue for solo performers and duos.
The idea is to offer acoustic guitarists (relative beginners) the chance to meet up, strum out some songs together as a group, drink a pint if they want to, play some lead if they can, learn some new tricks, meet some new people and have a nice evening.
My role, as a full time professional guitar teacher since 2007 and a regular gigging musician since 1997, will be to provide the chords, tabs, songs and guidance. Having run my own bands and taught a huge range of students in schools and in private homes, I am happy to help and advise so that we can arrange our own songs together as a group.
The main aim is to have fun and enjoy the music.
Thanks to the landlord Simon Forster, who encourages and supports live music, learning music and for running great festivals every year, we have a great space to do it in.
The workshops will run as a course in blocks of five weeks at £10 an hour with the first introductory session for free. So the course require £40 fee for five lessons in advance.
Students must be able to change open chords reasonably quickly, bring their own guitars and be happy to play to the likes of Van Morrison and acoustic folk and rock. Singers are welcome but you don’t have to sing if you don’t want to. Really looking forward to meeting you all.
To sign up please send an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details or text 07760888050
The groups will meet on a Monday or Tuesday night at around 8pm.
The Ale House is a micro pub in Clitheroe (12-14 Market Street, 07530 045365) It sells cask ale, ciders and craft ales on hand pulls and in bottles.