The Parlor Room School of Music Presents
Guitar Master Class: One Equals Twelve for Beginner(ish) to Advanced Players
w Pamela Means
at The Parlor Room
August 16, September 18, October 30
5:00pm - 6:30pm
3-Class Bundle Price: $80 GA / $50 Members
Drop-In Price: $30 GA/ $20 MEMBERS
The key to guitar excellence is passion, patience, practice, and inspiring instruction! As an instructor, trained in classical and jazz guitar, Pamela Means is first and foremost committed to teaching "the way I wish I had been taught;" which means, simply, to explain what's important, why to bother practicing, and what reward can be gained from the effort. Each guitar workshop is tailored to meet and expand upon the current student or group level.
Guitar Master Class: One equals twelve? Yep! We will build and nurture a foundation for years of healthy and productive music making with careful attention to hand position and proper technique. We will unlock the mysteries of songs and chord progressions, extended chord voicing, arpeggios, scales and triads. We will also build upon our musical vocabulary, take on theory and, confidently, explore the territory beyond the fifth fret! And we will discover how one thing equals twelve things for streamlined learning of the instrument. You will create for yourself a lasting feeling of self-empowerment that comes with such knowledge and ability. Come claim and reclaim the guitahhh.
Master Classes are open to acoustic and electric players alike. Please bring your favorite, most playable, axe. Volume levels (if amps are present) will be strictly monitored for an equal playing field.
Pamela Means, singer-songwriter and jazz musician, is “one of the fiercest guitar players and politically-rooted musicians in the industry today," (Curve Magazine) with her "insanely brilliant" (Press Herald, Portland ME) and “stark, defiant songs.” (New York Times)
"When Pamela Means picks up her guitar and begins to sing, a listener doesn't forget her. She possesses musical attitude and purpose."
- WSHU Connecticut Public Radio
"So what sets [Pamela Means] apart from other Martin-armed songwriters who are pretty convinced they have a way with poetry and angst? For starters, Means plays a snarling, energetic guitar. She's got chops - more than the other gentle pickers of her ilk will ever have. Means' voice is hard-wired to her heart: emotional, raw, angry when it needs to be, yet supple and warm as an embrace. The truth may not always be pretty, but Means is a stunningly effective messenger."
- Oregon Live, Portland OR
The Parlor Room Nonprofit and School of Music's mission is to: Promote a vibrant musical community in downtown Northampton, MA for musicians of all abilities and at all stages of their career. The Parlor Room will bring nationally touring and local acts to our listening room to provide an exceptional experience for the artist and audience and guide musicians and anyone interested in a career in the music industry through our school of music. Learn more at parlorroom.org.
The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue. Tickets are non-refundable.
The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060
Date & Time
Aug 16 - Oct 30, 2023