Ben Sherman's Saturday Sessions begins Jan. 16, 2016 at Coffey Music
in Westminster MD.

Every Saturday for eight weeks, award-winning guitarist Ben Sherman will present a series of

self-contained workshops covering a wide range of guitar styles. Each session will be in-depth on a different topic, including performances by Ben and time for all your questions. This is your chance to pick Ben's brain and learn a lot of the practical knowledge he has accumulated in over 30 years as a full time professional musician and teacher. Two of the workshops will be jam sessions - bring your guitar, trade licks with Ben and pick up some valuable tips on improvising.
Cost is just $15 per session, with each session lasting 60 to 90 minutes. You can attend any session you want with no long-term obligation. Sign up for two sessions and get a third one free! Contact Coffey Music for advance tickets for any session. Phone: 410-876-1045, or email:

Workshop schedule:
Sat. Jan. 16, 1 p.m.: The Electric Guitar Gig - The guitars, amps, effects and techniques behind the sounds Ben creates on his gigs with renowned local bands Hectic Red and Technicolor Motor Home.
Sat. Jan. 23, 1 p.m.: Technique Workout - In depth session on the essential skills every advancing guitarist needs. Will include demonstrations and handouts.
Sat. Jan. 30, 1 p.m.: Improvisation/Music Theory Workshop - Essential music theory for rock and pop music, demonstrated with songs and backing tracks.
Sat. Feb. 6, 1 p.m.: Jam Session - You're invited to bring your guitar and trade licks with Ben. Includes discussion on improvising concepts, and demonstrations with easy backing tracks.
Sat. Feb. 13, 1 p.m.: The Acoustic Gig - The guitars, effects and techniques behind the sounds Ben creates on his acoustic gigs. Includes looping pedal techniques, fingerpicking, and full song performances from Ben's acoustic setlist.
Sat. Feb. 20, 1 p.m.: The Classical Gig - Learn what makes classical guitar style different, and how to adapt elements of classical training to other styles. Includes performances of music from Ben's classical repertoire.
Sat. Feb. 27, 1 p.m.: Jazz for Rock Musicians - An intro to the many benefits of learning jazz, even if you don't think you're going to play jazz music.
Sat. Mar. 5, 1 p.m.: Open Session/Jam Session - Your questions welcome on any topic. Bring your guitar and jam with Ben.

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