This August, Maryland Hall and Paul Reed Smith will virtually present the “2nd Annual Music School for Aspiring Musicians.” This year’s teachers include renowned guitar maker Paul Reed Smith, legendary drummer Dennis Chambers, YouTube guitar teaching experts Tim Pierce and Tyler Larson, Session Directors, Gary Grainger (groove & bass) and Greg Grainger (groove & drums), known worldwide as the “Grainger Brothers” as well as some of Maryland’s best to include Michael Ault (guitar), Bryan Ewald (guitar), Benjie Porecki (keys), Mia Samone (vocals), and Bill Nelson (guitar).
When faced with the challenge of continuing the successful summer Music School (launched in August 2019) under COVID-19 restrictions, Smith, the entire teaching staff and the Maryland Hall team decided to make the school/summer camp accessible worldwide by offering a live virtual 4-day event August 10-13, 2020. Open to musicians and enthusiasts of all ages around the world. Be ready for a fun experience of learning music with some of the world’s gifted teachers, all from the comfort of your home.
The theme is “Understanding Rhythm, Harmony, and Melody Makes You a Better Musician.” All sessions will be taught via live video stream and will include extensive interactive portions for students of all skill sets, ages and instruments to engage with the teachers. Through a Master Class online environment, all attendees will be given real ways to view music, experience music and improve their abilities to play music through this experience. Masterclasses will include how to groove, harmony and music theory, beginner and advanced guitar, melody, keyboard, vocals, drums and bass. “This is a tremendous opportunity for musicians to learn directly from these amazing teachers. Imagine learning how to groove from Dennis Chambers, or improving your technique with Tyler Larson and Tim Pierce. That kind of input can help skyrocket your playing,” says Paul Reed Smith.
For more information and to register, click here. Scholarships are available for Maryland-based students through a grant from the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians’ (AMFM) David Glaser Education Fund.