Have a Happy Holiday and a Blessed New Year!
- The Music Authority Staff
Summer Camp -
Summer Camp is the experience of a lifetime for young musicians. Registration for Rock Camp and Rock Camp Jr. opened on October 1. Spaces fill up quickly, so don't delay - register your camper today!
If you register before December 31, you will get $50 off your final payment of Rock Camp, or $25 off your final payment of Rock Camp, Jr.
Bel Canto Singers
The Bel Canto Singers have open auditions throughout January. Singers must be at least 16.
Check us out on Facebook for more information!
ESP Guitars are the favored guitars of Eclipse, Music Authority's Showcase band. With a variety of price points, these guitars are a solid investment for the guitar player in your house.
Now available at Music Authority!
Being on Top -
Striving for Excellence
What is our Showcase Band program? Why is it different from our Rock Ensembles?
I get these questions a lot. From the outside, I can understand the confusion. You, as parents, see several bands who play gigs, learn music, and perform.
But Eclipse, the top band at Music Authority, is about so much more than learning music to perform. These students are given opportunities that open doors in the Music Business world. They network with professionals. They learn to navigate professional social media in a healthy way. They promote themselves. They learn to be leaders by supporting younger students.
The top band, Eclipse, gives members tools that will help them be successful in their future - no matter the field. They're more confident. They know how to interview and how to talk to adults. They're focused and can manage their time.
Christian Strandquist demonstrated this over the summer when a parent asked, "When are you going to stop playing Life is a Highway? I'm tired of hearing that song!"
His reply, "We're not. We don't play the songs we want to play, we play the songs the audience enjoys. And the audience sings along with and enjoys that song."
He's learned a great marketing skill.
The Rock Ensemble program is the platform - the jumping off point for students who want to experience a little of what the industry has to offer. It's a great place to start and will teach your student a lot about music and being on a team.
Eclipse, and Rise when it comes off hiatus, are the ultimate experience. These kids are the ones younger students look up to. These bands are the goal for students wanting a professional experience that will mold them, guide them, hold them accountable, and push them toward excellence.
Thank you, this holiday season, for making Music Authority what it is. Please take a moment to do your holiday shopping with us. Your purchases are what keep programs like Rise, Eclipse, Rock Ensembles, and the rest going. We can't do it without you and we truly appreciate every purchase you make.
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
Are you ready to start a revolution?
Open auditions for Eclipse are coming up!
@thebandeclipse on Instagram
We offer Taylor Guitars in a variety of price ranges.
Give your favorite guitar player the gift they'll never forget - a new Taylor Guitar!
Prices range from $329 to $3,700
The Final Countdown
Music Authority provides teens (and the parents of teens) a safe, fun place to party on New Year's Eve. Tickets are $15 in advance at Music Authority, or $20 at the door. There's live music, concessions, photo booth, and balloon drop. Join us for a family friendly way to ring in 2018!
@ The Warehouse
December 31, 2017
Music Authority is happy to have guitar instructor Jake Lanni on our staff! Contact the front desk at 770-886-9066 to take lessons with Jake today.
How much fun was Rock Camp, Jr? Last summer's camp was lots of fun for it's campers - and listen to how they sounded! Rock Camp, Jr is open now for summer 2018 sign ups. Sign up today - if we get your deposit by December 31, you'll get $25 off your final payment!
Sign Up for Lessons with Rebecca Zeledon, piano instructor!
Music Authority Instructor Rebecca Zeldon – Piano
Why do you like teaching? It's very rewarding to witness someone master something that was originally a challenge to play.
What makes you excited about playing music? Playing music takes your mind off of anything that stresses you out; it's its own form of therapy.
What’s your favorite food? Anything with non-Swizz cheese.
Where is your hometown? I grew up in a couple of different towns. I was born in Atlanta.
Anything else you would like to add? "Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is." Malcolm Arnold
12/1 - Louis Texidor Private Recital
12/2 - Who'll Guide My Sleigh by The Bel Canto Singers. 6:30pm - Tickets $5
12/3 - Holiday Favorites by The Classical Department. 3pm - Tickets $5
12/8 - Brandon Black/Kylan McNichols Private Recial
12/24 - Christmas Eve - Music Authority Closes Early
12/25 - Christmas Day - Music Authority Closed
12/31 - New Year's Day - Music Authority Closed
12/31 - The Final Countdown - A New Year's Eve event for teens. Tickets $15 in advance.
1/8 - Eclipse Auditions
1/12 - Eclipse at Tannery Ale House
1/20 - Winter Wonderland by The Classical Department/ 3pm - Tickets $5
Photo: Music Authority's Rock Camp Staff, June 2017