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We're bringing The Music of the Spheres to Newton! 

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Jake is bringing this intriguing workshop from Groton to Newton! In this month's "Music of the Spheres" workshop, Jake intends to enchant your mind with the simple yet complex similarities between geometry and music. The Universe speaks one language, and that is mathematics. What better way to enjoy the rules of mathematics than the real time experience of music? 

Jake has searched high and low for every piece of information he can find from ancient and contemporary sources. This includes the fairly recent illumination of facts from Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian philosophy. The results of his research have filled his thoughts with incredible veneration for the harmony in our Universe (One-Verse). 

Jake's hope is to assist you in seeing the correlation between sound, color, mathematics, the human body, and the stars. Come join him as we discuss and discover these beautiful rules on our guitars! 

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In this discussion-style workshop, we will: 
-- Learn the origin of notes, cords and scales 
-- Discuss 440hz vs 432hz tuning and dispel some common misconceptions 
-- Learn how to hear pitch colours 
-- And more! 

Workshop Details: 
When: Sat, 7/13, 1:00-2:30pm 
Who: Teens & Adults (Ages 13+) 
Where: RGS Newton (48 Chandler Pl, Newton Upper Falls) 
Max: 8 people 
Taught by: Jake Hallett of Rob's Guitar School 
Please bring your guitar 

REGULAR ADMISSION: $40 
EARLY BIRD: $30 when you register before 5pm on 7/6 
STUDENTS: $20 when you register before 5pm on 7/12 

Registration: 
Registration will be open until 5pm on Friday, 7/12/19. Please be sure to register and pay in advance in order to secure your spot. If you do not register in advance and show up day-of we cannot guarantee there will be room. Day-of admission is $40. 

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To apply the early bird or student discount: simply put in the corresponding amount when you navigate to the payment link at the end of the registration form. 

About Instructor Jake Hallett: 
Jake Hallett is an instructor at our Rob's Guitar School location in Groton. Jake has a Master Certificate from Berklee College of Music in Guitar and Songwriting. He has been playing guitar for over 15 years and has been teaching since 2010. Aside from teaching, Jake is also an accomplished studio musician. He has done TV spots for Hammerhead Guitar Picks on VH1, and composition for multiple indie video games by Smashplug Games. 

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Musical Happenings This Weekend! 

Gary Backstrom's Road to Utopia
Our good friend and accomplished Boston area musician, Gary Backstrom, will be performing at the Regent Theatre in Arlington this Friday. Come support this Alzheimer's benefit and enjoy a Todd Rundgren tribute at the same time!

Cape Cod Rockin' Radio Comedy Night
One of our awesome guitar students, Sandi Summers, will be performing stand-up on the Cape this Saturday. Come laugh until you cry!

Finest Hour @ Pleasant Cafe
Our very own Jake Hallett will be performing with his band at Pleasant Cafe in Maynard this Saturday. Come show him some love and have a good ol' time!

Point Sebago Reggae Festival
If you happen to be traveling up north this weekend, check out Andres Wilson at this reggae fest in Maine!

The Music of the Spheres: A Workshop Event with Jake Hallett 

In this month's "Music of the Spheres" workshop, Jake intends to enchant your mind with the simple yet complex similarities between geometry and music. The Universe speaks one language, and that is mathematics. What better way to enjoy the rules of mathematics than the real time experience of music? 

Jake has searched high and low for every piece of information he can find from ancient and contemporary sources. This includes the fairly recent illumination of facts from Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian philosophy. The results of his research have filled his thoughts with incredible veneration for the harmony in our Universe (One-Verse). 

Jake's hope is to assist you in seeing the correlation between sound, color, mathematics, the human body, and the stars. Come join him on June 29th from 10:30am to noon as we discuss and discover these beautiful rules on our guitars! 

In this discussion-style workshop, we will:
-- Learn the origin of notes, cords and scales
-- Discuss 440hz vs 432hz tuning and dispel some common misconceptions
-- Learn how to hear pitch colours
-- And more!

Workshop Details: 
When: Sat, 6/29, 10:30am-12:00pm 
Who: Teens & Adults (Ages 13+) 
Where: RGS Groton (Groton Grange, 80 Champney St in Groton) 
Max: 8 people 
Taught by: Jake Hallett of Rob's Guitar School 

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REGULAR ADMISSION: $40 
EARLY BIRD: $30 when you register before 5pm on 6/22 
STUDENTS: $20 when you register before 5pm on 6/28 

Registration: 
Registration will be open until 5pm on Friday, 6/28/19. Please be sure to register and pay in advance in order to secure your spot. If you do not register in advance and show up day-of we cannot guarantee there will be room. Day-of admission is $40. 

To apply the early bird or student discount: simply put in the corresponding amount when you navigate to the payment link at the end of the registration form. 

REGISTER & PAY HERE

About Instructor Jake Hallett: 
Jake Hallett is an instructor at our Rob's Guitar School location in Groton. Jake has a Master Certificate from Berklee College of Music in Guitar and Songwriting. He has been playing guitar for over 15 years and has been teaching since 2010. Aside from teaching, Jake is also an accomplished studio musician. He has done TV spots for Hammerhead Guitar Picks on VH1, and composition for multiple indie video games by Smashplug Games.

May Newton Workshop: Beginner Ukulele for Teens & Adults! 

What: Ukulele Workshop 
Level: Beginner + Intermediate 
When: Sat, 5/11, 1:00-2:30pm 
Who: Teens & adults ages 13+ 
Where: RGS Newton (48 Chandler Pl, Newton Upper Falls) 
Max 8 people 
Taught by: Rob Compagna, of Rob's Guitar School - Newton 

REGISTER & PAY HERE: https://forms.gle/YKnEpQ5zDL3sPhhW7 

DETAILS 
This workshop is a great jumping off point for those who are new to the ukulele or are at beginner or intermediate levels. Don't have a ukulele? No problem! We've got extras. Let us know in advance if you need one. 

Have a blast learning to play songs such as: Don't Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin, This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie and more! You will also receive a workbook detailing basic ukulele chords and songs covered in the workshop so you can go home and keep having fun with it! 

TICKETS 
Regular: $10 (sign up by Thursday, 5/9, at midnight) 
5/10 and day-of/at the door (if room): $20 

Registration will close at 5:00pm on Friday May 10th. Register today! 

REGISTER & PAY HERE: https://forms.gle/YKnEpQ5zDL3sPhhW7 

About Rob: 
Rob has been playing guitar for 35 years and teaching for 30 years and has played in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Texas and throughout New England, in bands such as G3 New England, Intercept, Slight Return, C-4 and the Summertime Jazz Band. He has taught hundreds of guitar students in his lifetime.

Upcoming Workshop: An Intro to Electric Guitar! 

Workshop Overview: 
When: Sat, 4/27, 11:00am-12:30pm 
Who: Teens & Adults (Ages 13+) 
Where: Groton Grange, 80 Champney St in Groton 
Max: 8 people 
Taught by: Jake Hallett of Rob's Guitar School 

REGULAR ADMISSION: $40 
EARLY BIRD: $30 when you register before 5pm on 4/19! 
STUDENTS: $20 when you register before 5pm on 4/26 

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About this Workshop: 
Are you completely new to guitar and interested in electric? Are you an electric-curious acoustic player? Wherever you are in your guitar journey, this workshop will leave you with a great wealth of knowledge and understanding on the basic nuts and bolts of electric guitar. This workshop will provide an excellent comprehensive into to electric guitars and all of the equipment. 

There will be some opportunity to try out the equipment, however the format of this workshop is mainly informational. 

Come to this essential workshop and learn about: 
- Parts of the electric guitar and how it works, including body types and neck types 
- How amplifiers work, including EQ and pre-amplification 
- Different amp types, like tube, solid state and modeling 
- Different effects petals, such as overdrive, modulation and compression 
- And more! 

Registration: 
Registration will be open until 5pm on Friday, 4/26/19. Please be sure to register and pay in advance in order to secure your spot. If you do not register in advance and show up day-of we cannot guarantee there will be room. Day-of admission is $40. 

To apply the early bird or student discount: simply put in the corresponding amount when you navigate to the payment link at the end of the registration form. 

REGISTER & PAY HERE

About Instructor Jake Hallett: 
Jake Hallett is an instructor at our Rob's Guitar School location in Groton. Jake has a Master Certificate from Berklee College of Music in Guitar and Songwriting. He has been playing guitar for over 15 years and has been teaching since 2010. Aside from teaching, Jake is also an accomplished studio musician. He has done TV spots for Hammerhead Guitar Picks on VH1, and composition for multiple indie video games by Smashplug Games. Check out his website jakehallettmusic.com to learn more about Jake.

Kids Ukulele Workshop in April 

What: Kids Ukulele Workshop 
Level: Beginner + Intermediate 
When: Sat, 4/6, 1:30-2:15pm 
Who: Kids ages 6-12 
Where: New England Mobile Book Fair, Newton (241 Needham St, Newton Upper Falls) 
$10 in advance | $20 at the door (if room available) 
Max 8 people 
Taught by: Rob Compagna, of Rob's Guitar School - Newton 

REGISTER & PAY HERE: https://forms.gle/BujtK1utiC9fwHnU8 

Details: 
This workshop is a great jumping off point for kids who are new to the ukulele or are at beginner or intermediate levels. Don't have a ukulele? No problem! We've got extras. Let us know in advance if your child needs one. 

Your child will have a blast learning to play songs such as: Don't Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin, This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie and more! Your child will also receive a workbook detailing basic ukulele chords and songs covered in the workshop so they can go home and keep having fun with it! 

**Please note that we ask that all parents/guardians remain on the premises throughout the course of the workshop for liability reasons. There will be extra chairs available for you if you'd like to sit. Or you may prefer to get lost browsing all the amazing books that New England Mobile Book has available for your reading pleasure. :) 

Registration will close at 2:00pm on Friday, April 5th. Register today! 

REGISTER & PAY HERE: https://forms.gle/BujtK1utiC9fwHnU8

About Rob: 
Rob has been playing guitar for 35 years and teaching for 30 years and has played in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Texas and throughout New England, in bands such as G3 New England, Intercept, Slight Return, C-4 and the Summertime Jazz Band. He has taught hundreds of guitar students in his lifetime.

Teen/Adult Ukulele Workshop in April 

What: Teen/Adult Ukulele Workshop 
Level: Beginner + Intermediate 
When: Sat, 4/6, 2:30-4:00pm 
Who: Teens & adults ages 13+ 
Where: New England Mobile Book Fair, Newton (241 Needham St, Newton Upper Falls) 
$10 in advance | $20 at the door (if room available) 
Max 8 people 
Taught by: Rob Compagna, of Rob's Guitar School - Newton 

REGISTER & PAY HERE: https://forms.gle/5dkFDXZT5EKEo5g6A
  
Details: 
This workshop is a great jumping off point for those who are new to the ukulele or are at beginner or intermediate levels. Don't have a ukulele? No problem! We've got extras. Let us know in advance if you need one. 

Have a blast learning to play songs such as: Don't Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin, This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie and more! You will also receive a workbook detailing basic ukulele chords and songs covered in the workshop so you can go home and keep having fun with it! 

Registration will close at 2:00pm on Friday, April 5th. Register today! 

REGISTER & PAY HERE: https://forms.gle/5dkFDXZT5EKEo5g6A  

About Rob: 
Rob has been playing guitar for 35 years and teaching for 30 years and has played in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Texas and throughout New England, in bands such as G3 New England, Intercept, Slight Return, C-4 and the Summertime Jazz Band. He has taught hundreds of guitar students in his lifetime.  

Upcoming Workshop: Mastering the Seventh Chord with David Cymbala 

Taught by: David Cymbala 
When: Sat, 3/16, 2:00-4:00pm 
Who: Ages 13+ 
Where: RGS Newton (48 Chandler Pl, Newton Upper Falls, MA) 
Tickets: $40 in advance | $50 at the door (if not full) 
Max: 8 people 

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About this workshop: 
Have you ever opened a “fake book” and felt overwhelmed by jazz chord notation or had difficulty figuring out which form of the chord to play? Or do you just want to be more comfortable with the many voicings for 7th chords and other chords that build on them? If so, then this workshop will map out the territory and show you the way ahead. 

This workshop will provide the aspiring guitarist with helpful tools to visualize the fretboard relationships that form 7th, 9th, 13th, and diminished chords. Fretboard diagrams for families of movable chords will be provided in handouts, along with exercises to enhance selection of voicings when playing. We’ll learn tunes full of 7th chords and practice soloing on top of them to get comfortable with that jazz chord sound. Knowledge of the circle of fifths and some knowledge of bar chords will be helpful. Please bring your own guitar. 

Registration will be open until noon on Friday, 3/15/19. Please be sure to register and pay in advance in order to secure your spot. If you do not register in advance and show up day-of we cannot guarantee there will be room. If you arrive without registering in advance and we do not have room, we will extend to you a $10 credit towards a future workshop. 

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About Instructor David Cymbala: 
David has been playing guitar for the last 40 years. He has developed his own unique style, which is heavily influenced by Brazilian jazz. He has broad interests in many different kinds of music and also plays piano, mandolin, and percussion. David has been composing and recording since the early 90’s, with more than 50 compositions to date. 

We hope you can make it!

We're Back at New England Mobile Book Fair for Another Workshop! 

Beginner/Intermediate Ukulele Workshop 
Taught by lead ukulele instructor, Cole Bigonet and Owner/Chief Instructor, Rob Compagna, from Rob's Guitar School - Newton 
When: Sat, 3/2, 2:00-3:30pm 
Who: Ages 13+ 
Where: New England Mobile Book Fair, Newton 
$10 in advance | $20 at the door 
Max 8 people 

Register HERE

We're excited to be back! Learn some easy chords and play some equally easy songs! Work on strumming patterns and technique. 

Details: 
Open to ukulele players of all levels and particularly good for people who have never played. Don't have a ukulele? Let us know in advance if you need one. 

Learn to play songs such as: Yellow Submarine, Something, and Help! by The Beatles, This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie, Three Little Birds by Bob Marley and more. 

Attendees will receive a workbook detailing basic ukulele chords and songs covered in workshop. 

Registration will be open until 7pm on Friday, 3/1. Register HERE

About Cole: 
Cole Bigonet has been playing ukulele for six years. Attended Bennington College for music and art. Cole was recently a featured performer at the Mystic Chorale concert in Boston. 

About Rob: 
Rob has been playing guitar for 35 years and teaching for 30 years and has played in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Texas and throughout New England, in bands such as G3 New England, Intercept, Slight Return, C-4 and the Summertime Jazz Band. He has taught hundreds of guitar students in his lifetime.

February Workshop! Beginner/Intermediate Ukulele 

Beginner/Intermediate Ukulele Workshop 
Taught by lead ukulele instructor, Cole Bigonet and Rob Compagna, from Rob's Guitar School - Newton 
When: Sat, 2/9, 2:00-3:30pm 
Who: Ages 13+ 
Where: New England Mobile Book Fair, Newton 
$10 in advance | $20 at the door 
Max 8 people 

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/ge4IthXPMZCM13MQ2

We're excited to be back! Learn some easy chords and play some equally easy songs! Work on strumming patterns and technique. 

Details: 
Open to ukulele players of all levels and particularly good for people who have never played. Don't have a ukulele? Let us know in advance if you need one. 

Learn to play songs such as: Yellow Submarine, Something, and Help! by The Beatles, This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie, Three Little Birds by Bob Marley and more. 

Attendees will receive a workbook detailing basic ukulele chords and songs covered in workshop. 

Registration will be open until 7pm on Friday, 2/8. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/ge4IthXPMZCM13MQ2

About Cole: 
Cole Bigonet has been playing ukulele for six years. Attended Bennington College for music and art. Cole was recently a featured performer at the Mystic Chorale concert in Boston. 

About Rob: 
Rob has been playing guitar for 35 years and teaching for 30 years and has played in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Texas and throughout New England, in bands such as G3 New England, Intercept, Slight Return, C-4 and the Summertime Jazz Band. He has taught hundreds of guitar students in his lifetime.

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/ge4IthXPMZCM13MQ2