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Wanna rock? Try ladies’ camp or all-ages ’school of rock’

UPDATE 1/25: Ladies Rock Camp was moved from February to March 12-14.

Audrey Maloof, 12, a member of The Lockouts and 500, played the Girls Rock Camp showcase at the East Atlanta Strut earlier this year. There's a new program for adult women, run by Girls Rock Camp organizers. AJC file photo

From the folks that brought us Girls Rock Camp-Atlanta, there’s a new gig in town: Ladies Rock Camp.

It will be a weekend for women ages 19 and older who know they want to rock, but need a little encouragement. The 25 campers don’t have the equipment or experience, but they’ll experience the same model as Girls Rock campers: forming bands, writing songs, learning the basics of an instrument and the music business and performing before an audience. The weekend ends with a performance at The Five Spot in Little Five Points on the weekend of Feb. 21 March 12-14.

The $350 Ladies Rock Camp tuition is a fund-raiser for Girls Rock Camp-Atlanta, which I wrote about here and here. There are more Rock Camp photos, too.

If you’re looking for a longer committment, Firehouse Guitars and Music just announced another run of its Academy of Music Performance, a 10-week, all-ages “School of Rock.” Tuition is $350 to $400, and students must have equipment to practice at home, or be willing to rent it. This program ends with an April 13 performance at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur.

Want to go?

  • Ladies Rock Camp. March 12-14. $350, no equipment required. Atlanta Charter Middle School, 820 Essie Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-964-5976, Final performance on March 14 at The Five Spot.
  • Academy of Music Performance. Jan. 25-April 13. $350-$400, equipment required. Firehouse Guitars and Music, 2520 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 404-929-0012, Final performance on April 13 at Eddie’s Attic.

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