Summer Camp is the experience of a lifetime for young musicians. Registration for Rock Camp and Rock Camp Jr. opens on October 1. Spaces fill up quickly, so don't delay - register your camper today!
If you register before December 1, you will get $50 off your final payment of Rock Camp, or $25 off your final payment of Rock Camp, Jr.
Holiday Favorites December 3, 2017
@ The Backroom
Classical Department Recital
Do you need a recital credit?
Sign up at the front desk today - for solo instruments and vocalist
Music Authority is proud to now carry Greer Pedals, out of Athens, Georgia!
These pedals are hand wires, one at at time.
Support local business and Georgia manufacturers by trying out a Greer pedal today!
A Legacy of Service
When I was in first grade, I joined the Brownie Girl Scouts. That was long enough ago that Daisies didn't exist. This year is my 30th year as a registered Girl Scout.
My Girl Scout Leader, a lady named Phyllis Ammeling (whom we all knew as "Brown Owl"), taught us that first year one important thing that stayed with me every since. "Feed your pet before you feed yourself."
Sounds simple, right? The larger lesson was about service. Give what you can. Give your time, your talents, and your treasures to your community. Rake leaves for the elderly gentleman across the street. Volunteer at the animal shelter to play with animals. Collect school supplies for children in Foster Care.
In fairness, I did not grow up in a well-to-do area. Today, when I go home, I see towns shrinking due to loss of jobs. Struggling farm families. Boarded up shop windows. But that spirit - give to others all you can - still prevails.
That legacy of service has been part of Music Authority since the beginning. Now, with the help of the Roadies, we're able to implement larger, more effective service projects. In September, we volunteered at both the Dawson County Humane Society and also The Forsyth County Animal Shelter. Earlier this year we participated in an awareness 5K for CASA of Forsyth County, took part in The Longest Day for Alzheimer's Association, and collected Easter Eggs for Meals By Grace.
Teaching our students to give back is part of the fabric of the Music Authority message. We are blessed. We get to make music. We get to perform, meeting other musicians, record, and experience dreams many people would never think about. We can do this because we have a community that supports us.
I'm proud to bring Brown Owl's legacy to Forsyth County. I hope every student is able to participate in at least one service project during their time here. Because when we give of ourselves, we gain so much more than what we give away.
The next project the Roadies will be sponsoring is an Any Soldier project. We'll be collecting items to pack in care packages that will be sent to American military stationed overseas. They'll need stuff - shampoo, hand cream, combs, razors, hard candy, snacks, to name a few. They'll also need families to "sponsor a box" - to pay the shipping to send these boxes on their way. On October 14, at Mandatory Dress Rehearsal for the Fall Show, we'll be making cards to put into these care packages.
To take part, reach out to the Music Authority Roadies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And the photo of the Brownies above, technically that's my sister in the middle of the photo. She's looking at her hands and doesn't have a cap on. I couldn't find a photo of myself. But that's how I looked - full Brownie uniform in Troop 930 - behind Brown Owl's house in her amazing garden. The line with the clothes pins above the girls? It's where you pinned up your "good deed" for the week.
Melissa A. Loggins
Owner, Music Authority
Layaway Now for Christmas!
Music Authority does layaway! You can reserve your holiday gift with a 20% deposit, then we'll keep your gift hidden at the North Pole until Santa comes to pick it up!
And have you noticed the new shipment of drums? Lots of colors and configurations for you to pick from!
Start a Revolution
Music Authority Parent
Learn more about Music4CHIEF, a foundation that provides music lessons for at risk teens in need of mentorship.
The moonshot is a germanium driven treble and mid pre. Featuring an AC-128 germanium transistor, the Moonshot will push a small amp into layered harmonic crunch, and a large amp into grindy bliss. All Greer Amps pedals come with a lifetime warranty to the original owner.
The Moonshot is in stock at Music Authority today - but it won't last long!
Music Authority is happy to welcome vocal instructor Samuel Mullinax, seen in this UGA Opera video performing the part of Luther in J. Offenbach's "Les Contes d"Hoffman" in concert! Contact the front desk at 770-886-9066 to reserve your spot.
Sign Up for Lessons with Andrew Haddad, guitar instructor!
Andrew Haddad is a 4th generation native Atlantan who has been playing since the age of 12 and professionally since the age of 14. Andrew quickly realized his natural ability and fell in love with the greats such as Mark Knopfler, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, as well as many others. Andrew has shared the stage with the legendary Commodores and played the blues Music Awards. Andrew is a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music, and his passion for music and teaching show through his performances and lessons.
10/9 - Eclipse at The Cumming Fair
10/14 - Spooktacular in The Backroom - Tickets $5.00
10/20 - Ashley Young, Private Recital in The Backroom
10/21 - Music Authority's Roadies Student Halloween Party
10/22 - Bob and Cat, Tom and Alice, and Savannah Hughes in The Backroom - Tickets $5.00
10/27 - Dawn Blair, Private Recital in The Backroom
10/28 - 11am - 3pm - Music Authority Family Bands and Alumni at The Moonshine Festival
10/29 - 12pm - 3om - Music Authority Family Bands and Alumni at The Moonshine Festival
11/3 - Beatles Night in The Backroom - Tickets $5.00
11/4 - Graceland Dress Rehearsal
11/5 - Ashley Young Private Recital in The Backroom
11/10 - Graceland at The Warehouse - Tickets $15.00
11/17 - Rock Ensembles Concert in The Backroom - Tickets $5.00
11/23 - Thanksgiving, Music Authority Closed
Photo: Music Authority Family and fans hanging out after a gig.