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Graceland November 10, 2017
7:00 pm @ The Warehouse
Registration now open!
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
NAMM Wrap Up
Nashville was, as always, a fabulous show. I was able to network with new people, gained some new friends, and took the Music Authority message on the road.
It was an honor to be a presenter as part of NAMM U this year. My session was on building customer loyalty. What my attendees got was a thirty minute walk through of the Music Authority family - our concerts, camps, lessons, social events, and what makes us special.
What I learned was pretty astonishing. We're the only ones out there doing it like this. Other stores have culture. Other stores have camps. Other stores have lessons and sales. But no one I met has a program that merges it all together like us.
Since the show, I've been working with a couple of smaller stores in Michigan and Georgia, helping them to start the foundation for what we have. It's scary and exciting to know our message, our story here at Music Authority is having a positive impact in other parts of the nation.
Our student ambassadors, Christian, Lauren, and Elizabeth met vendors and artists. They saw parts of the industry not normally open to students. They may have taken the first steps down a path that could lead to a bright career. You should ask them about their experiences when you see them next.
And we ordered some cool gear. A new sunburst, 710e already arrived. I'm waiting for a limited edition, one you could only buy at the show. It's going to be a great guitar for someone special.
We went to Rippy's, ate great food, listened to some live music, were honored at the Top 100 Dealers dinner, and came home with new ideas. (Elizabeth and Lauren made their debut on the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe, too!)
I'm excited to get started. We want to break some records and make the next year even better than the last. Get ready, Music Authority Family, there's some exciting things just over the horizon. And hold on - it's going to be quite the ride!
Melissa A. Loggins
Owner, Music Authority
Music Authority -
Top 100 Dealers Worldwide
You may have noticed Music Authority in the news lately. For the third year in a row, we were named among the top 100 music stores, worldwide!
Start a Revolution
Music Authority's Rise
Caroline is the lead singer and guitarist for the Music Authority Showcase Band, Rise. She was a TA for Rock Camp, Jr. this year and is involved in all of the Music Authority shows.
Follow Rise on Instagram @thebandrise
We checked out the new E-II guitars from ESP at the NAMM Show in July. Our guitar expert, Lauren Isenberg, loved the strat version. Now we're looking at a couple of these Japanese models to stock. Which ones do you think we should order?
Adults in Lessons
One Student's Perspective
My name is Alice Lopez and my husband and I signed our boys up for guitar and drumming lessons in the Spring of 2016. The amazing transformation of our boy’s talent and self-esteem have been amazing. These shy and quiet boys are coming out of their shells and ROCKING out big time.
There has also been another transformation that I think is worth sharing. I grew up playing music. I started playing Bagpipes with my Dad when I was 10 years old. Voice lessons followed. I sang in choir all through high school and college. I went on playing the Bagpipes on a highly competitive level with the Atlanta Pipe Band and traveled all throughout the US and Canada. Music of all cultures has been a major influence on my life.
As an adult, motherhood and life have put my music on hold.
In March of 2016, my Dad passed away. His influence on my music was huge. His death had a major impact on me. I realized how much of my life was just going through the motions. I had forgotten about my passion that shaped me as the person I am today.
I started to realize how much I looked forward to taking the boys to their lessons and being surrounded by music. As they got more involved in MA, I wanted to be involved too. I approached Melissa about being able to sing in the Fall show and started taking voice lessons again. I was placed in a band with the song Luckenbach, Texas to sing. I was the only adult in the band. Believe it or not, it was a bit intimating.
Three months of rehearsing with these kids was amazing. I found my voice and worked on my stage confidence. The one crazy thing that was happening to me was that I was healing. Our performance went off without a hitch and we got more views on the YouTube video than any other band in the Fall show! My instructor Brandon and my boys were waiting for me with hugs when I walked off the stage.
I want to encourage all adult students at MA to consider performing in the Fall and Spring shows. Our hard work and talent deserve to be showcased too!
So, at the next big show, please don’t roll your eyes at the adults performing. We are students too. You never know how much these experiences are enhancing our lives.
Thanks to Melissa and Andrew for letting me perform. Thanks to Brandon for teaching and encouraging me. Thanks to my band of kids for being so great!
Music Authority has helped me find my passion and is helping develop one for my boys, Nicholas and Alec, and my husband Fabricio.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Alice Mulligan Lopez
Luckenback, Texas - featuring Alice Lopez, Blake Bassham, Drew Burns, Namita Gupta, Jackson Warren, Alexandra Marcus, and Jackson DaSilva - from Chase the Sun on March 24, 2017. You can sign up for Graceland, the next Music Authority concert, today!
Take lessons from Jake Lanni! Starting August 20, you can take guitar lessons on Sundays from the former Rise guitarist and long time Rock Camp TA. Contact the front desk at 770-886-9066 to reserve your spot.
Sign Up for Lessons with Jeff Gray, bass instructor!
Why do you like teaching? I love teaching because I enjoy passing on the traditions that were passed on to me. I come from a jazz background and have taken lessons and master classes from the great players in jazz that were more than happy to share their knowledge and wisdom with me. I feel that If I can do that with my students, than the tradition of music will live on.
What makes you excited about playing music? Music is engrained in my soul. I have played music since I was a child, piano, and have added many instruments to my repertoire throughout my life. Music helps me to relax, concentrate, get my art out and groove. I couldn’t imagine my life without it. It has also presented many opportunities for me throughout the years. I have shared the stage with many of my mentors including Brian Setzer, The Stray Cats, Adele, Dick Dale, Mudhoney, and the Presidents of the United States of America, just to name a few.
What’s your favorite food? My favorite food is a good street taco from a taco truck. It’s all about the salsa!
Where is your hometown? My hometown is here in Georgia. I was raised in Stone Mountain.
Anything else you would like to add? Keep playing, no matter what. Let music live in your soul and express itself through your groove.
8/4 - Music Authority Night at First Friday in Dahlonega
8/6 - Parent's meeting for Rock Ensemble students
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
9/16 - Mandatory Graceland Rehearsals
9/28 - Eclipse/Rise/Vintage Cab at Crimson Moon
Photo taken at Rippy's in Nashville, July 14, 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:
Part Time Sales Staff - must be available nights and weekends