Carroll Community College (Carroll) announces two new spring
guitar workshops for students and community members who demonstrate various
levels of musical ability and interests. Carroll is located at 1601 Washington
Road in Westminster, Md.
music workshops is an invaluable experience for aspiring musicians,
enthusiasts, and general music lovers alike. In addition to gaining valuable
skills to develop your musicianship, workshops also give participants the rare
opportunity to interact and receive personal feedback from talented guest
artists. Whether you are looking to pursue a career in music, or just listen
and play for personal enjoyment, workshop participation is a great way to hone
your performance skills and develop your knowledge of music,” said Eric
McCullough, director of Music at Carroll.
On March 11, 2017, at 3 p.m., the college will feature
Jeff Lane, a regional guitarist from the successful Baltimore Hard Rock band
Violence in Vanity. The event will take place in the T building, room T404, in the
PNC Rehearsal Hall. Lane will be teaching a rock guitar workshop where he will
discuss being a self- taught musician, his unorthodox styling, and
improvisation. Lane will also be discussing other topics relevant to successful
musicians including branding and etiquette both on and off-stage.
Participants may actively engage during the workshop and
can participate in a question and answer session with Lane following the event.
In addition to guitarists, individuals seeking general musicianship guidance
would benefit from this workshop. Later that evening at 7:30 p.m., Lane will
perform with his band in a local band showcase located in the Theater in the
Scott Center at Carroll. Admission for the local band showcase is $10 for
general admission. For faculty, staff, students and senior adults, admission is
Participants may call McCullough at 410-386-8537 or email
more information or to R.S.V.P.
On April 6, 2017, at 5 p.m., the college will host the
guitar manufacturing company Paul Reed Smith Guitars (PRS Guitars) who will
present national recording artist and PRS Guitars demonstrator, Bryan Ewald.
The location of the event is the T building, room T404, in the PNC Rehearsal
Ewald is a seasoned performer who has played with a
variety of well-known regional and national bands. Ewald is a session musician,
writer and producer.
The PRS Guitar clinic will discuss the history,
craftsmanship and ease of play of PRS Guitars.
In addition, Ewald will delve into different musical styles. He will
demonstrate the following techniques: creative layering of textures for both
recording and performance opportunities, and looping for practice and
performance purposes. He will also teach skills improvement in a group setting
during the workshop.
Ewald will be demonstrating several PRS instruments and
discussing using different guitars for different situations. He will share professional
experiences, including how he started playing guitar, what is the most
difficult part in learning and how to be hired as a musician. The workshop will
include tips on “call backs” for gigs and sessions. Ewald is the PRS Guitars’ official
Following the workshop, participants may engage in a
question and answer session.
This PRS Guitar clinic is open to the public and is free
of charge. Guitarists and music enthusiasts are welcomed!
Space in room T404 is limited. Participants are
encouraged to R.S.V.P by calling McCullough at 410-386-8537 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .