Come in and check out the new Limited Edition Taylor 314ce. With Blackwood back and sides, this guitar is a stellar addition to your guitar collection!
Graceland November 10, 2017
7:00 pm @ The Warehouse
Registration opens for the fall show on July 24, 2017
Be a part of something amazing!
Limited space available for musicians, singers, and actors.
Join the Music Authority Roadies for an evening of music in Hancock Park, Dahlonega. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, bring a picnic basket (or contact the Roadies about having your dinner there waiting for you), and listen to the music of the Kurt Thomas Band.
August 4, 2017
Local Purchases Support Your Local Community
I see the stickers, "Shop Local," all over town and social media. Sometimes, it seems like nothing more than a trendy statement when it's so easy to go online and place an order while you're still in your bathrobe.
Honestly, I am a local shop, so I do my best to shop with local shops. I purchase my pet food from Rucker. I purchase meat from Ferguson's.
What does "shop local" mean when you purchase from Music Authority?
Sales at Music Authority allow us to intern and employee young people like Jake, Christian, and Will. Your dollars help to provide jobs to members of the local community.
Your sales tax supports your schools, firemen, and Sheriff's Department. It pays for roads and parks.
But it's so much more than that. Music Authority dedicates time, money, services, and items to local charities. We support CASA of Forsyth County, The Alzheimer's Association, Music4Chief, Girl Scouts, Meals by Grace, and The Forsyth County Humane Society, to name just a few.
The $5 you spend for a concert in The Backroom allows us to provide a concert venue for young people to develop courage and stretch their wings.
I don't expect you to purchase everything from us. Far from it. I only ask for the opportunity to earn your business. Let us try to serve you.
The photo at the top of this article is from Rock Camp. I have a fabulous staff and three amazing Teaching Assistants. Almost every guitar and bass student at that camp had an ESP guitar, and almost all of them came from Music Authority. Since 2004, you've been trusting us and coming to Music Authority's Rock Camp until it's grown to almost 100 campers over the course of the summer.
Thank you for the trust. Thank you for helping us be a giving part of Forsyth County.
- Melissa A. Loggins
Owner, Music Authority
Spaces Available in Rock Ensemble!
Rock Ensemble is Music Authority's rock band program. Students form a band, learn songs, and perform. Session runs August 13 through December 31.
Unveiled (3:30 Sundays) - 1 Keys spot
NEW BAND! - Tentatively set for 7pm Wednesdays
Space for vocals, guitar, bass, and keys. (Sorry, drummers, we already have a waiting list.)
Contact Music Authority for more information.
Start a Revolution
Music Authority Instructor
Louis is a guitar instructor at Music Authority. He's the Musical Director of Rise, a Rock Camp instructor, and a regular part of the Spring and Fall show.
Follow Louis on Facebook at Lewis Texidor Music
Have you ever tried to adjust the floating bridge on a Floyd Rose? Check out this video from ESP on how they do it.
Set ups should be done once every 6-8 months.
Bring yours in today, we'll take a look and let you know how healthy your gutiar is!
Sign Up Underway
It's been a busy summer at Music Authority. While our summer numbers usually drop to around 435 students weekly, we've had so many students start lessons over the summer that we're currently at 526 students school wide!
Already, many of our instructors have completely full schedules. And fall sign ups haven't even started.
If you're looking for a new lesson time, or adding another class, sign up today if you can start in July.
Don't lose a spot with your favorite instructor!
Eric Dansie, Louis Texidor, Bandon Black, Matt Karb, and Ashley Young are already near capacity. Don't wait!
It's Your Last Chance for Summer Camp!
Session 3 - Rock Camp British Invasion - 6 spots left
- 1 vocal spot; 1 bass spot; 2 guitar spots; 2 keys
July 17 - 21
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!
Check out the newest addition to Music Authority's Guitar Staff - AJ Hirsch. He currently teaches on Sunday and will be adding Thursdays to his schedule when school starts.
This fall, Music Authority is excited to add new instructor Jake Lanni to our staff. He will be teaching on Sundays. You can talk to the desk about getting on the waiting list - his spots will be sure to disappear quickly!
Sign Up for Lessons with Nick Dixon, brass instructor!
Why do you like teaching? Teaching is a great opportunity to share a passion for music which allows the student and the teacher to grow as individuals. Music changes the way someone experiences life and is an art form that enables expression through the good and hard times that one experiences in life.
What makes you excited about playing music? Music is a chance to escape from what is troubling. It can be used to build confidence to learn new skills.
What’s your favorite food? Mediterranean
Where is your hometown? Atlanta, Georgia
7/4 - Music Authority Day at the Gwinnett Braves
7/13-7/15 - NAMM Show in Nashville
7/17-7/21 - Rock Camp: British Invasion
7/24 - Registration for Graceland Opens
7/26 - Music Authority Night at Crimson Moon (Tentative)
7/28 - Music Authority Night at Rosati's Pizza
7/30 - Music4CHIEF benefit at The Warehouse
8/4 - Music Authority Night at First Friday in Dahlonega
8/11 - Rehearsals for Graceland start
8/13 - Rock Ensemble Fall Season Starts
8/19 - Rosati's Battle of the Bands Finals featuring Music Authority's Rise and Eclipse
8/20 - Bel Canto Singers in Concert @ The Backroom
Photo taken at Broadway Camp on June 28, 2017
We're always hiring!
Do you know someone who would be a great fit to the Music Authority staff? Please ask them to drop off a resume! Currently, we're looking for: