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February Workshop Starts this Friday!

We are excited about our workshop this weekend! All students should have received their music. Please arrive to Johnson String Instrument’s Carriage House between 5:30-6:00 with your guitars, footlstools, music, music stands (if you have them, they will be helpful) and great attitudes! Dinner: We recommend that you either 1. eat before coming to register or 2. bring a bagged dinner to eat during the registration time and before the 6 p.m. activity. Allergies: Please do not bring food with nuts. Important Links: Sheet Music – Schedule – Bonus Concert on Sunday – Special Deal for YGW families! There will be a concert curated by Zaira Meneses on Sunday right after YGW Weekend workshop. Please contact Justin Davis at [email protected] for tickets if you are interested.

Early Bird Ends this Sunday (Jan-31st) at Midnight (EST)

Just a friendly reminder that this February’s Workshop has an early bird discounted registration that ends Sunday (Jan. 31st) at midnight. Don’t want you to miss out! Please register by January 31st to receive the early bird rate of $170. After January 31st the fee is $200. If you are ready to register, you may do so here: When: Friday, February 26th to Sunday, February 28th (2016) Where: Johnson String Instrument (JSI) is sponsoring and hosting the 2ND YOUNG GUITARISTS’ WEEKEND WORKSHOP! What: The weekend will include 1. masterclasses, 2. guitar ensemble, and 3. performance opportunities, and—-of course—-a pizza night before our faculty concert on Saturday! Detailed Schedule: This should be a fun and power-packed weekend of guitar!

YGW Announces its 2nd Weekend Workshop at JSI

YGW will be having another workshop Feb. 26th-28th at the beautiful Carriage House Violins of Johnson String Instrument in Newton. The weekend will include masterclasses, guitar ensemble, and performance opportunities, and—of course—a pizza night before our faculty concert on Saturday! The schedule for the February Weekend Workshop at JSI can be found here: Please register by January 31st to receive the early bird rate of $170. After January 31st the fee is $200. If you are ready to register, you may do so here – We are really excited about our guitar weekend and invite all of you to join us for some weekend guitar fun. Your Boston guitar family, Adam, Will, and Devin

Letter from Eliot Fisk to YGW

From Left to Right: Devin Ulibarri, Eliot Fisk, and Robert Wang.
From Left to Right: Devin Ulibarri, Eliot Fisk, and Robert Wang.
We just received this last night from Eliot Fisk, one of the world’s leaders for classical guitar!
YGW has become an absolutely vital part of Boston GuitarFest and in fact an important event on the Boston cultural calendar. Involving young people in passionate music making is not just good for their development and advantageous to their future, but it makes our country and our world a better place. YGW’s knowledgeable, passionate, and unique faculty invariably create a welcoming and nurturing environment while challenging the young to surpass themselves. Parents and kids will want to take advantage of this fabulous opportunity for joyous music making on the world’s most popular instrument—the guitar!
–Eliot Fisk March 12th, 2015

Weekend Workshop at Johnson String Instrument

Dear YGW Families: Young Guitarists’ Workshop faculty would like to wish you all a happy new year! We are proud to announce the first Young Guitarists’ Weekend Workshop from April 24-26, 2015 (Please note that the dates have been changed from the original April 3-6 schedule) sponsored by The Guitar Shop of Johnson String Instrument.  It’s finally a reality. This April weekend workshop will unite our growing YGW family for a weekend of guitar ensemble activities, masterclasses, technique workshops, and performance opportunities. It’s going to be a blast and we want you to be part of it!Here is a brief outline of the schedule: Friday, April 24, 2015 6:00-6:30PM: Registration 6:30-8:30PM: Ensemble 8:30-9:15PM: Faculty Concert 9:15 PM: Pick-Up   Saturday, April 25, 2015 5:30-6:30PM: Ensemble 6:30-7:00PM: Dinner 7:00-7:45PM: Masterclass 7:45-8:45PM: Ensemble 8:45-9:45PM: Movie Night and popcorn (Younger participants have option to leave) 9:45PM: Pick-up   Sunday, April 26, 2015 10:30-12:30PM: Ensemble 12:30-1:15PM: Lunch 1:15-2:00PM: Dress Rehearsal 2:30-4PM: Concert If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write us at [email protected]. IMPORTANT: Register by March 20th, 2015 for early bird registration pricing ($150). After March 21st, registration prices will be raised to $170. Please register soon so that we can send you the materials you need to do your best. Also, we hope that this will get all of you pumped for the FOURTH ANNUAL Young Guitarists’ Workshop at Boston Guitarfest from June 15-21, 2015. We are looking forward to seeing you soon! Warmly, Adam Levin, Devin Ulibarri, Will Riley