Rock Camp, Jr. -
June 19 - 23, 2016
$275 The Backroom
Come to Rock Camp!
Chase the Sun March 24, 2017
7pm @ The Warehouse
Don't miss Music Authority's spring show! Fabulous student performers, the teacher band, and great coffee!
If you buy 4 tickets, you'll get a 5th ticket free! See Anastasia at the front desk to purchase tickets. (Cash or check only, please.)
A Tribute to Star Wars
May 21, 2017
A Classical Department show for soloists. Space still available for students to sign up.
A Place For Everyone
"Music Authority gave my child somewhere to feel like he belongs."
I hear this sentiment frequently. It comes from parents who have moved from far away: their children are building a new social network of friends. From the parents of children who don't do well in sports or school. I've heard it from home school parents who's children's social interactions are limited. And I've heard it from parents who's child excels in sports but doesn't have a school friend group that understand music.
Or even from the adult who's spent their life at a "real job" and now is trying to figure out the more important parts of life - who am I?
Sometimes I liken Music Authority to the "Island of Misfit Toys" from the 1964 claymation Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer movie. We strive to be a place for everyone - a safe place for musicians to stretch their wings (even if you're a rag doll with abandonment issues or a cowboy who prefers to ride an ostrich).
The secret behind this magic is in each other. Music Authority students are accepting of each other. They're supportive of each other. They cheer each other on and hug each other when things go wrong.
I'm glad Music Authority is special place to so many of you. I'm grateful you trust us with your children and yourselves. And I'm grateful to be a misfit toy - someone who might see life a little different than everyone else, who walks to the beat of a different drummer, and who isn't afraid to let my voice be heard.
I hope you all have the opportunity to be misfit toy.
We don't vote toys off the island here. Because we're all misfits on this musical journey together.
- Melissa A. Loggins
Wampler Pedals will be joining the Music Authority Family of products! You can expect to see them launch at the Pedal Workshop on March 11. Don't miss it!
Be revolutionary - play a musical instrument! Don't sit at home and play video games, stimulate your brain by being part of an Ensemble.
(Guitar Ensemble; Bel Canto Singers; Jazz Ensemble; Rock Ensemble)
Taylor 1 Series Walnut
In February, Taylor guitars launched their 1 Series guitars with Walnut back and sides. An affordable, exceptional guitar. Check one out today!
Building Your Pedal Board
March 11, 2017
Join Andrew Loggins for a look at the best way to build your pedal board.
Andrew will look at new pedals and old favorites - which ones you need, when you need them, and when the wrong pedal might get you kicked out of a gig. Then he'll show the workshop how to determine correct placement of the pedal in the lineup. (Yes, there's a right place and wrong place to put every pedal.)
And we'll be launching a new line of pedals - Wampler! You'll want to be there to see what this pedals can do!
Sign up early - there will be give aways and exciting new products arriving for the first time at Music Authority!
Please register by March 5, 2017
Music Authority Runs for CASA - Battle of the Bass Players
On February 25, members of the Music Authority family participated in the CASA of Forsyth County Superhero 5k. They met bright and early at Fowler Park, despite the cold morning, and had a fun time supporting a great cause.
In the Battle of the Bass Players (bass players from three of our six bands ran), Harrison Block of Rise won out. Not only did he have a better time than Kaitlyn Lahr (Eclipse) and Jackson Warren (Transcend), he had the second best time in his age group. (Jackson gets an honorable mention, he was fourth in his age bracket.)
Also joining them were Preston Kerr (Fearless) and Susan Papesh (Vintage Cab) along with their families. Melissa Loggins, a member of the CASA Board of Directors, didn't run but helped with the event.
The big question is where were the other bass players - Christian Strandquist (Fearless), Elizabeth Sherlock (Unveiled), and Andrew Loggins (Vintage Cab)? Next year, we want to see the full match up!
Rock Camp Sign Ups Under Way!
Session 1 - Punk Revolution
June 5 - 9
Session 2 - Rock Camp, Jr.
June 19 - 23
Session 3 - British Invasion
July 17 - 21
Rock Camp is one of the highlights of the summer at Music Authority. Campers are placed in a band, learn music, and perform in a concert on Friday night at The Warehouse. Music Authority's camp focuses on quality of education, complex songs, and challenging every student to play beyond their boundaries.
Rock Camp, Jr. provides the same experience for the younger student in a less intense environment. The camp day is shorter (designed for younger attention spans) and the concert is held in the Backroom at Music Authority.
Contact the front desk at 770-886-9066 for more information or to sign up.
Space is limited and some instruments are already full, so don't wait!
The Music Authority Family on the road - Steak and Shake.
New This Year: Broadway Camp
Broadway Camp with Ashley Young!
Show: Broadway Beat
June 26 - 30., 9am - 2pm
Show on Friday at 7pm.
Join Music Authority for Broadway Camp! We'll put together a short musical, sing, dance, act, work on props, costumes, and sets. Stop by the front desk and sign up today!
3/10 - 6:30pm - Dawn Blair private recital
3/11 - 3pm - Pedal Board Workshop
3/12 - 3pm - Andrew Loggins private recital
3/18 - 6pm - Chase the Sun Dress Rehearsal (NO STUDENT JAM NIGHT)
3/24 - 7pm - Chase the Sun @ The Warehouse - Tickets $15
3/28 - 7pm - Open Mic @ Rosati's Pizza with Bel Canto Singers, Music Authority's Eclipse, and Music Authority's Rise
4/15 - 6pm - Student Jam Night
4/30 - Music Authority Family Night at Green's Tavern