Join New York City’s guitarist Will Bernard as he shares insights into his compositions, bandleading, accompaniment and guitar mastery.
Will Bernard is one of New York City’s top jazz and funk guitarists and has been nominated for a number of Grammys. He has worked with Don Cherry, Tom Waits, Ben Sidran, Charlie Hunter, Dr. Lonnie Smith Medeski/Martin/Wood, Dr. John, Ben Allison, Jai Uttal and many others.
This masterclass is NOT just for guitarists, but is for musicians and artists of all types. Will shares his experiences, stories and technical musical knowledge. All levels and all ages are welcome.
You don’t want to miss this event. This is Will’s first visit to Bellingham and is a rare opportunity to learn from a true master of the guitar and music in general.
July 11th, 18th, 25th & August 1st, 8th (Wed nights) – Downtown Sounds
5:30 pm – Busking at the Bellinghome tent – Make tips, win prizes, meet other musicians
Aug 11th – Bite of Sudden Valley
12:00 – 3:00 pm – Bite of Sudden Valley – Busking at the Bellinghome tent, Open mic, Rockband Performances
Summer recitals – More students – 2 venues:
June 9th will be our next round of recitals held at the Majestic and at Diventi Music Performance and Conservatory Center. Call or stop in to the front desk to sign up and secure your time slot today! Check out photos of our past recital from the Majestic here.
Upcoming Commercial Street Night Market Performances:
Our Kids Rockband class featuring The Green Frogs and also Cash and the Spare change have been honing in their skills with several months of rehearsal and both with a few performances under their belt. Their next performance opportunity comes on May 18th (Cash and the Spare Change) and June 15th (The Green Frogs) at the Commercial Street Night Market under the main performance tent here in downtown Bellingham. These night markets and events like downtown sounds are put on by our friends at the Downtown Bellingham Partnership. Check them out and all the amazing things they’re doing for our community!
Also those evenings there will be busking opportunities at the market at the Bellinghome tent. Stop by the front desk for more information on how to participate in that! Here are some photos from our last busking event.
Kids Bands chosen to represent for Whats Up Magazine’s 20th Year Anniversary:
The Bellinghome Rockbands (The Green Frogs and Cash and The Spare Change) along with Bellingham’s very talented kids band “Heros” (https://www.facebook.com/BellinghamHeroesBand/) all played a terrific show at the Sylvia Center for the arts on March 3rd! Check out the photos and videos here on our facebook page.
Winter recital at the Majestic was a hit!
We had over 40 performers, which included individual and instructor performances, and our two rockbands “The Green Frogs” and “Cash and the Spare Change” . Check out some photos and videos here! We will be having the next recital this coming June. Also there will be several performance opportunities this spring and summer, including busking at the commercial night street markets, and Saturday farmers markets. Stay tuned here and on our facebook page for announcements! Thanks again to Alborz for letting us to use his beautiful space!
Welcome to Bellinghome!
Bellinghome School of Music is a musical center of community minded people working together to let the world know that music education is important for people of all ages and skill levels. We have an awesome collection of talented and fun teachers who care about helping people down their musical journey.
We strive to inspire people to love learning by choosing age appropriate activities and community involvement. Whether you’re just wanting to try music for fun, are a beginner or advanced and preparing for college entrance auditions or playing on stage we have you covered.
Our teachers not only work well with people of all ages and learning styles but are professionals in the music industry themselves. From local, regional and world band tour performances, to performing, running sound, or busking at the farmers markets locally, our teachers have the industry know-how and contacts around the country to bring that real world experience to one place. Bellinghome is filled with people and teachers who care about the future of the industry and art and are inspired to motivate our youngsters in that direction. We appreciate you stopping by and hope to hear from you soon!
We look forward to meeting you and hope to share many fun experiences in the years to come through music!