Guitar Camps in July


Girl Learning GuitarIf 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.

Ukulele Camp Starts June 24

Ukulele Camp 2013 at California Keyboards

This year’s Ukukele Camp will be held June 24-28th at the store from 9-11 AM.

Sure, Bakersfield’s not quite Hawai’i, but we do have some things in common with the land of waves, leis, and luaus.  The weather is warm, we’ve got sand, and if you listen closely, you can hear the sound of ukuleles playing.

That will definitely be the case starting June 24th as our annual Ukulele Camp begins at California Keyboards.  It’s a five day crash course in the ukulele basics and will have you playing songs by the weekend.  With only four strings, the uke is easier to play, making for more fun!

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 ukulele and $189 if you don’t (but the bonus is that you leave camp with a brand-new ukulele of your own).  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.