Join us as we raise awareness for Alzheimer's Research. There's an open jam from 1-5, a Drum Circle, and a concert starting at 7pm featuring the music of guest artists Barry Parker and friends, Paul Sanner, and our own Jake Lanni.
Make a donation, stop by, and help the Alzheimer's Association find a cure.
In memory of Jean Schlea, Melissa Loggins' Grandma.
Who's Ready for Camp?
Rock Camp, Jr. 6/4 - 6/8
Rock Camp 1 - 6/11-6/15
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Broadway Camp 7/9-7/13
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Rock Camp 2 - 7/16-7/20
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Spaces are limited, sign up today!
Taylor 322ce 12-Fret - an affordable, small body, American made guitar straight from the San Diego Taylor factory.
Now available at Music Authority.
What is Music Authority Family?
#MusicAuthorityFamily. Cute hashtag. What does it mean? Isn't that just a marketing ploy? Who calls the people your kids go to music school with family?
Truth. #MusicAuthorityFamily was born early one morning of Rock Camp many years ago. We wanted the kids to connect to each other, at the same time we were encouraging them to post to social media - using the hashtag allowed us to find their posts. On one hand, the hashtag was born to help teach responsible social media skills at camp.
But then something magical happened. By the end of the week, parents were openly referring to "The Music Authority Family" in conversation. Unintentionally, a movement was born.
We've always wanted Music Authority to be a safe place. To be a place where young (and not so young) musicians could come to make music, be comfortable, meet other musicians, and to have the freedom to be safe. "Family" created a deeper reality to those values.
Parents cheer for kids that aren't theirs. Trust starts being built between families who may have never crossed paths without Music Authority. Lifelong friendships are forged between kids who never would have met had it not been for music.
This month was filled with gigs, graduations, parties, and events. I saw MA kids catching rides with other MA families. I saw parents of alumni coming to support our graduates - even though they had no kids left in lessons. I saw "veteran" parents showing the ropes to new moms and dads at their first off site concert. And I saw a family based on music come together to help one of our own unexpectedly bury a parent.
That is #MusicAuthorityFamily. It isn't a hashtag. It's a community. It's a safe place for you and your children. It's a group of families who maybe don't have anything else in common except music, but they'll do anything for you - because you're one of us. It's a culture, a way of life, and a belief.
Music isn't a zero sum game. You don't lose because I win. We can both win. Together, we are stronger. Together, we have a bigger crowd, more musicians, and more hands to help each other along.
Together, we are The Music Authority Family.
Melissa A. Loggins
Owner, Music Authority
Be a Champion
Melissa will be presenting again this year at NAMM in Nashville. Keep an eye on the Music Authority Facebook and Instagram June 27-30 for updates from the trade show.
Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors Abhishek Mattipalli (Georgia Tech), Christian Strandquist (Belmont), Alex Dahlberg (Belmont), Allison Mehler (UGA), Lauren Isenberg (UNGA), Will Matthews (not pictured, SCAD)
Eclipse is happy to once again be supporting 500 Songs for Kids. They'll be playing Vinyl at Center Stage on June 16. This year we'll be also welcoming Rock Ensemble members Dominic Perez, Elijah Bell, and Thomas Livingston. Please make a donation by following this link: https://www.songsforkids.org/MusicAuthoritysEclipse
The Music Authority Roadies - Music Authority's parents organization. We exist to provide social and philanthropic activities to the Music Authority families. We also provide an opportunity for better communication between families and the Music Authority management team.
To be a part of The Roadies, fill out a registration card at the front desk of Music Authority.
Music Authority's Eclipse stopped by the Forsyth County Sheriffs Office on May 21 to drop off some small stuffed animals for their officers to use for children. Thank you, Forsyth County Officers for all you do for our community! #MusicAuthorityFamily#GivingBack#CommunityService
Free Lessons Summer Giveaway
We want to see your Music Authority Family pride all over social media this summer! Post your Music Authority moments, we'll be tracking your posts and pick one post to win a month of free lessons.
1. You must include #MusicAuthorityFamily in your post.
2. Music Authority must be tagged (Music Authority on Facebook; @musicauthorityinc on Instagram)
3. Your post must be Public so we can see it and possibly share it
4. You can post as much as you like, but we'll be looking for the posts with the most likes.
5. Winner will be determined at the end of month, drawn at random.
Sign Up for Lessons with AJ Hirsch, guitar instructor!
Why do you like teaching? I like showing awesome kids / teenagers how to play, learn and gain more confidence.
What makes you excited about playing music? The fact that the sky is the limit and that you can always continue to learn.
What’s your favorite food? Spaghetti
Where is your hometown? Columbus, GA
6/1 - Music Authority Family Night at Rosati's PIzza
6/2 - Kylan McNichols Recital
6/3 - Michael Lacy Rectial
6/4 - 6/8 - Rock Camp, Jr.
6/10 - Lazy Summer Days
6/11 - 6/15 - Rock Camp, Session 1
6/16 - Eclipse at 500 Songs for Kids @ Vinyl
6/21 - National Make Music Day
6/23 - The Longest Day - an Awareness Day for The Alzheimer's Association
6/27 - 6/30 - NAMM Show, Nashville, TN
7/4 - 1pm - Eclipse at Cumming Fairgrounds
7/9-7/13 - Broadway Camp
7/14 - 6pm - CMG Guitars Workshop
7/16 - 7/20 - Rock Camp Session 2
7/26 - 7pm - Eclipse at Crimson Moon
7/28 - Music4CHIEF Battle of the Bands
7/29 - Eclipse at The Rabbit Hole in Charlotte, NC
Photo: Music Authority Moms capturing the moment at Rosati's - Jun 1, 2018
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