Have you seen the incredible new Ddrums at Music Authority?
Great colors, quality performance, and only $399!
A Little Night Music August 12, 2017
6:30 pm @ The Backroom
Sign up today for the next Classical Department Recital!
See the front desk to sign up.
Be a Part of The Longest Day
The Longest Day raises awareness and funding for the Alzheimer's Association. Join us for a festival at 5:00 and a concert featuring the music of Louis Texidor and Eric Dansie at 7:30pm. For more information, follow Music Authority's Facebook or reach out to the Music Authority Roadies.
Music Authority Named One of the Best Music Stores Worldwide
For the third year in a row, Music Authority has been named one of the best music stores worldwide. Each year, this honor means a little bit more to myself and the staff.
Let me explain why.
Every spring music stores around the world are asked to submit reports to NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants). In these reports, we discuss the things we've done in the last year to make our store, our community, and the larger musical community better. The reports are judged by a blind panel and the top 100 are named.
Each year, I'm not competing against anyone except our best from the previous year. This award pushes us to be better, more innovative, and engaged in the community.
This year's report covered three topics:
Marketing - growth in adult programming. We discussed how our adult numbers have tripled in 12 months and Vintage Cab was born.
Online Engagement - social media. We reported on how giving control of Instagram to our teens has reached more young people, made our content more relevant, and given some of our students opportunities for real world experience running a social network for a musical act.
Music Makes a Difference - breaking down barriers. We reported on five specific students and what kind of impact music has made in their individual lives. Each of these students has physical or emotional issues creating barriers to success that Music Authority helped them maneuver through to find confidence and joy in music.
I'm looking forward to the awards ceremony in Nashville this July. It's an opportunity to network with and learn from the best in the world.
And even more, I'm looking forward to see what the rest of 2017 holds - new ideas, new stories, and new adventures.
Elon Musk said, "When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor."
The first sales rep that ever met with Music Authority, before we were a company, while we were working out of a living room, was a man named Jim Ferrall. The first day we met him he told us, "Don't open a music store, find a better way to lose a lot a money. You can't make a living doing this."
He was our sales rep and friend until the day he retired.
And aren't we all glad we didn't listen to him.
Guitar Ensemble with Andrew Loggins
Join Guitar Ensemble for the summer! Learn new music, play guitar in an orchestra style setting, and hang out with Mr. Andrew!
You can always try it out for free the first time!
Start a Revolution
Music Authority's Eclipse
Sashu is the face of Eclipse, one of Music Authority's bands. See what she has to say about her first gig with Eclipse.
Follow Music Authority's Eclipse on Facebook!
Redesigned with new bracing and an armrest, come experience the flagship of the Taylor Guitars line.
Music Authority Roadies
Clean Up Day
The Music Authority Roadies are a parent organization that facilitates communication between teachers, staff, and parents at Music Authority. They also sponsor social events and charitable activities at Music Authority
Join the Roadies for Music Authority Clean Up Day on Sunday, June 4.
They'll be helping spruce up the Music School before summer camp starts on June 5.
Can't come? You're welcome to donate work materials.
Join the Music Authority Family - instructors, staff, Ensembles, and bands - for Music Authority night at the Gwinnett Braves!
Reserve your tickets with Anastasia at the front desk.
Tickets available today through June 15 (or until we run out).
Don't Miss Summer Camp at Music Authority
Session 1 - Rock Camp: Punk Revolution - 2 spots left
June 5 - 9
Session 2 - Rock Camp, Jr. - 2 spots left
June 19 - 23
Session 3 - Broadway Camp - 5 spots left
June 26 - 30
Session 3 - Rock Camp British Invasion - 11 spots left
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!
Sign Up for Lessons with Marquis Hardy!
Music Authority Instructor Marquis Hardy – Brass, Piano, Woodwinds:
Why do you like teaching? I believe knowledge is acquired to be passed on to others to continue on the path you started for generations to come.
What makes you excited about playing music? Playing music grants a rare moment to create something from nothing. Something that can't be destroyed.
What’s your favorite food? French Fries.
Where is your hometown? Portland, Oregon
Anything else you would like to add? Music is a form of communication that soars above all else, that breaks the language barrier.
A Song or Two a Week
A Song or Two a Week is a new class offered by Johnny Summers in June and July.
Instrumentalists and vocalists will work together to learn songs. This class is all about songs, artists, and material.
Pop/Punk - Mondays 5:30-6:30
Classic Rock - Tuesdays 7-8
6/1 - 7pm - Rise and Eclipse at Open Mic 37 Main Buford
6/5 - 6/9 - Rock Camp Session 1 - Punk Revolution
6/9 - 7pm - Rock Camp Concert @ The Warehouse - Tickets $5
6/17 - 6pm - Student Jam Night
6/19 - 6/23 - Rock Camp, Jr.
6/21 - The Longest Day - Alzheimer's Awareness Day
6/23 - 7pm - Rock Camp, Jr. Concert @ The Backroom
6/26 - 6/30 - Broadway Camp
6/30 - 7pm - Broadway Camp Concert @ The Backroom
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
7/26 - Music Authority Night at Crimson Moon
7/30 - Music4CHIEF benefit at The Warehouse
8/4 - Music Authority Night at First Friday in Dahlonega
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: