If there’s anything that comes to mind when people think of Bakersfield and music, it involves a special sound crafted by pioneers in the country music industry, most notably the late Buck Owens. Even today, if you drive by the Crystal Palace off Highway 99, you’ll see the icon that made Owens such a respected name in the world of music: a guitar.
With the weather reaching triple digits in the Valley, it means that it’s almost time for California Keyboards’ annual Guitar Camps. This year, we will hold two separate camps on the following dates:
Camp 1 is for students age 6-12 and will take place July 8-12.
Camp 2 is for students age 12 and older and will take place July 15-19.
Students will learn the fundamentals of basic guitar playing, such as picking, tuning, hand position, and ear training. An orientation of the instrument will be provided as well. At the end of the week, there will be an opportunity for the students to show off their new skills before an audience of thousands of people (okay, parents).
It doesn’t matter if you have an acoustic or electric guitar–bring it with you. We’ll get you set up! And if you don’t have a guitar, don’t fret–at the end of the week, you’ll have a brand new one to call your own!
Instructor Steven Laity will be teaching the class for the second year and looks forward to seeing you there!
The cost for the camp is $149 if you have a guitar and $199 if you don’t (but you get a brand-new one). Classes will meet at the store, located at 100 Oak Street in Bakersfield, from 9-11 AM each day.
You can sign up by visiting the store, calling (661) 327-5397, or simply filling out the online form located here or under the ‘Music Lessons’ header above.