Learn to play your strings!
Learn to play guitar with a fun and supportive sisterhood! This introductory course, Chicks With Picks – Beginner Level 1, will teach you the fundamentals of acoustic guitar including open chords, strumming, rhythm patterns, and how to read tablature. Focus on acoustic guitar or branch out with an opportunity to learn the basics of ukulele or bass guitar.
- Date: Thursdays, April 16 – June 4, 2020 (8 weeks)
- Time: 6:00-7:00pm
- Venue: Maury Young Arts Centre
- Cost: Arts Whistler Member: $120 (check your Member News for promo code) / Non-member $140
- Ages: 18+
- Bring your guitar
Course material for this 8-week course will be available at the first class. You’ll get an overview of what to expect in the course to familiarize yourself with songs ahead of each class.
Results-oriented instruction from an experienced, professional musician with over 40 years of experience.
INSTRUCTOR: Sue Stearns
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 50 years.
In 2003, Sue founded the Chicks With Picks program at the Pemberton Community Centre and has since coached more than 700 students of all ages in the Sea to Sky corridor. Sue believes that playing the guitar should be fun! Her teaching method is both encouraging and results-oriented; allowing students to learn basic and recognizable songs so that they see tangible results in a short amount of time.
Sue was one of the founding members of the local Classic Rock Band Still Smokin’ who were the opening band at the 2008 Pemberton Music Festival and also performed on the Whistler Live Stage for the 2010 Paralympics.
These days Sue and her musical partner, Don, perform acoustic rock (with a twist) as B. Daddy & the Coconut. 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.