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Chicks with Picks – Beginner Level 2

October 3, 2019 @ 7:15 pm
Maury Young Arts Centre
4335 Blackcomb Way
Whistler BC
Arts Whistler Member: $119 / Non-member $132
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Learn to play your strings!

Extend your musical knowledge by taking the second level of Chicks with Picks, Beginner Level 2. This course will cover major, minor, and modified open chords, barre chords, intermediate tablature reading, and the art of jamming and crafting original songs. Beginner Level 1 not required to take this class.

  • Date: October 3 – November 21, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Time: 7:15pm-8:15pm
  • Venue: Maury Young Arts Centre
  • Cost: Arts Whistler Member: $119 / Non-member $132
  • Ages: 18+
  • Bring your guitar

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 familiarise yourself with the material ahead of time.

You have the opportunity to suggest songs for the group to learn.

Results-oriented instruction from an experienced, professional musician with over 40 years of experience.

Register Today for Chicks with Picks - Beginner Level 2



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 more than 45 years.

In 2003, Sue founded the Chicks With Picks program at the Pemberton Community Centre and has since coached more than 600 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, and allows students to learn basic and recognizable songs so that they are able to see tangible results in a short amount of time.

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.