The Rock Ensemble Class

Where: The Downtown Music Academy When: Thursdays at 7:30 starting June 1st (and ongoing every week throughout Summer) Who: Intermediate Guitarists How Much: $25 per class Hey guitar people… has there ever been a song you’d like to play or sing with other people but just never had the chance? […]

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Meet: Erin Gibson

Erin Gibson Erin Gibson has been making music her whole life. She is currently pursuing a college degree in Music Education to achieve her ultimate goal of becoming a music teacher. Erin started in band playing Trumpet in 5th grade. Once she reached high school, she expanded her musical range […]

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Free Event: Songwriter’s Circle and Open Mic

A chill environment for songwriters from all backgrounds and levels of experience to grow. Event Description: Come hang out and share your music. Each week, we will showcase a different songwriter at the beginning of the session. Feel free to bring business cards, cds, etc. Be inspired by other local […]

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Class: Downtown Guitar 101

Learn Guitar Basics! Everything you need to know to begin or augment your journey with the guitar. Teacher: Mike Blaskiewicz Course Description: Whether you’ve been playing with the guitar at home or have been thinking about picking one up, this is the class for you. Learn how to tune your […]

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Meet: Clare McMillan

Clare McMillan is a Grand Valley State alumni with a degree in Music Education. She is thrilled to be teaching K-6 general music and directing the bands at Our Lady of Good Counsel this year. Clare loves teaching students of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. She is a […]

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Meet: Mike Blaskiewicz 1

Mike Blaskiewicz has over 25 years of teaching experience in southeast Michigan. He attended the Center for Creative Studies Institute of Music and Dance where he was selected by the faculty to meet the legendary Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia in his last Detroit appearance. Michael holds both a Bachelor and […]

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Meet: Greg Wiklanski

Greg Wiklanski is a graduate of The American and Musical Dramatic Academy located in New York City and became a member of the Actors’ Equity Association in 2000. He has appeared in multiple professional theatre touring productions, including the European Tour of Grease the Musical, where he played the role […]

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Meet: Manjula Verma

Manjula Verma has a Masters of Music from one of India’s most prestigious universities, Kurukshetra University, where she graduated top of her class from, was on the university honor role, and was awarded the state merit scholarship for music.. Manjula has taught at the Undergraduate College in Hissar, India, and […]

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Meet: Nic Wagner

Nic Wagner graduated from Churchill High School in Livonia, MI after 4 years of drumline and orchestra, and went on to 2 years of Jazz Studies at Wayne State University. He has been teaching students ages 5-19 since 2007 at 20 years old, and has since come into his own […]

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Meet: Paula Murphy

Paula Murphy has had her feet in art and music her whole life. Paula has a fine arts degree from Eastern Michigan University, Music director of Trinity Church for over 20 years, 14 years teaching piano in home and at Palestra (homeschool co-op), as well as many years accompanying. She […]

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Meet: Kim Gnagey 1

Kim Gnagey has a B.S. Music Voice from Eastern Michigan University, teaching piano since 2003 and voice since 2005. Music Director for local theatre companies since 2005. Director of the Canton Community Chorus in 2006, Kim is currently working part-time as a vocal coach, accompanist and choral consultant at Garden […]

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Meet: Jeanne Campbell

Jeanne Campbell (known as Ms. Jeanne to her students, bandmates and friends) has been teaching in southeastern Michigan for over 25 years. She has worked in some of the best music stores and studios in the area . In addition to teaching piano, Jeanne has performed with many popular bands […]

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Meet: Darryl Pierce

Darryl Pierce has studied music at the University of Windsor, Michigan State University, The Detroit School of Music, and Interlochen School of Music. Darryl has played with such big name musicians as Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Mary Wilson and the Supremes and Alexander Zonjic. Darryl has also […]

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Meet: Bill Boley

Bill Boley has been teaching guitar for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the Musician’s Institute of Los Angeles, CA. There he had master classes and seminars with jazz greats Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Tommy Tedesco, Robben Ford, Steve Morse, Jeff Berlin, and Steve Lukather (among many others). […]

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