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Chicks with Picks – Intermediate

April 19 @ 7:15 pm - April 20 @ 7:15 pm

April 5-May31 (No class April 26) | 7:15-8:15pm | Maury Young Arts Centre
Ages: 18+
Prices: $119 Arts Whistler member | $132 Non-member

DESCRIPTION: This intermediate-level class covers major, minor, and modified open chords, barre chords, basic major and minor scales, tablature reading, and the art of jamming and crafting original songs. Although guitar is the focus, if you’re interested, you are also able to broaden your musical knowledge and technique with ukulele, bass guitar, 12-string guitar, and electric guitar.

What you get!

Course material with accompanying audio for all 8 weeks will be available at the first class – get an idea of what is coming up in the next week and familiarize yourself with the material ahead of time.
Opportunity to suggest songs for the group to learn.
Results-oriented instruction from an experienced, professional musician with over 40 years experience.

INSTRUCTOR: Sue Stearns grew up in a musical family with a house full of pianos, drums, trumpets and guitars. She has been playing the guitar for over 45 years.

In 2003, Sue founded the Chicks with Picks program at the Pemberton Community Center and has since coached nearly 500 students of all ages. Sue believes that playing the guitar should be fun. Her teaching method is both encouraging and results-oriented, and allows students to learn basic and recognizable songs so that they are able to see tangible results in a short amount of time.

Sue was one of the founding members of Still Smokin’, the Pemberton/Whistler Classic Rock foursome who were the opening band at the 2008 Pemberton Music Festival and performed on the Whistler Live Village Stage for the 2010 Paralympic Games.

These days, Sue and her musical partner perform as b.daddy & the Coconut (Acoustic Rock with a Twist). Sue and Don have been writing and performing original music for more than 20 years and have a full show of original songs, inspired of course by the incredible beauty of our local surroundings and life’s up and down experiences!


April 19 @ 7:15 pm
April 20 @ 7:15 pm
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