Learning the guitar is about more than just learning the guitar!

Studies have shown that children who study music and learn how to play a musical instrument develop an appreciation for music and culture but also gain many other benefits.

Playing an instrument improves brain function by enhancing coordination, concentration and memory. It also improves communication skills and social interaction and overall confidence.

Children learning music perform better academically in school and gain higher grades and test scores.

These are just a handful of reasons why encouraging your child to learn the guitar can be beneficial.

Open Mic & Jam Nights

Have you ever stood in the crowd and watched a band play and wished that you were up there on the stage playing with them?

Well, it needn’t take years to make that dream come true! One of the best ways to get yourself and your music noticed are the local open mic and jam nights around Nottingham where people just turn up and are given a chance to play in front of a ready made audience. Usually you get the chance to play around three songs – it is a great way to boost your confidence and meet with like minded musicians.

Whether you are a complete beginner or a little bit rusty one on one guitar tuition could help you achieve your goal.

Some of the best city centre venues for acoustic sets are The Rescue Rooms, Jam Café, Filthy’s and Pepper Rocks. Or if you want pull out your favourite Fender or Gibson, then go to The Navigation Inn and jam with local blues legend, Colin Staples. Alternatively try the cool, chilled out crowd at The Doghouse, Carlton.

Thrasonic

My original band “Thrasonic” have been rehearsing hard and we recently played a gig at The Greyhound in Beeston, supporting “Aimless”. Last week we played at The Navigation in Nottingham and have been re-booked to play there on the 1st November … very exciting times!

We have some live recordings on our Facebook site so please feel free to have a look at some pictures from the gigs, listen to the recordings and please don’t forget to “like” us!

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Tomorrow we are off to a studio to do some recording so I’ll keep you posted about any new material.