Read below for the latest news going on at RGS!  See you in class!

Holiday Sing-Alongs Happening This Month! 

Groton
We are so excited to present Rob's Guitar School's fifth annual Holiday Sing-Along in Groton! Be prepared to sing holiday classics like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Let It Snow and many many others. You won't want to miss this! This is a blast every year as we all get together and sing and play holiday music at a beautiful retirement home. The residents love it and friends and family are welcome to join us! 

This event will take place at the Rivercourt Residences in West Groton on December 13th from 6:45pm to 7:45pm. 

All students are asked to arrive 15 minutes early at 6:30pm for setup and tuning.

Newton
We are proud to announce that this year's Newton holiday sing-along will be in conjunction with Newton City Hall's annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony! 

We will gather on the steps of City Hall and play as the ceremony commences. It is an honor to be chosen by the Mayor's office for this opportunity and we hope you'll join us! 

Be prepared to sing holiday classics like Wonderful Time of the Year, Let It Snow and many many others. You won't want to miss this! 

The Holiday Lighting Ceremony will be happening on Friday, December 7th at 6:00pm at Newton City Hall. We ask that all student arrive 15 minutes early for setup and tuning.

We invite you to join us at either one or both of these events!

Red Sox Rally at Newton City Hall! 

We had a blast playing for the mayor at Newton City Hall’s Red Sox Rally a few weeks ago! Rob and another RGS instructor, Cole, played alongside a local ukulele jam group lead by Paula Gannon. Thanks to Paula for thinking of us and inviting us to come out and play with her talented group!

Ukulele 101 Workshop This Saturday! 

Come learn the fundamentals of the ukulele at our Newton location! All ages, beginner and intermediate levels welcome. In a matter of minutes you'll be playing simple chords and easy songs. This workshop will be taught by one of our instructors, Cole Bigonet. Scroll down for his bio! 

Event Info:
48 Chandler Place, Newton Upper Falls, MA
Saturday, 10/13/18, 1:00-2:30pm

Tickets: 
Regular registration: $10/person 
Day-of registration: $15/person 

Don't have a ukulele? Don't worry! Extra ukuleles available (reserve in advance). Sign-up & workshop fee paid in advance required. Go here to register.

About the instructor: 
Cole Bigonet has been playing ukulele for close to five years. He attended Bennington College where he primarily studied music. He now lives in Newton where he grew up attending many creative programs in music and the visual arts. He loves to compose his own pieces on the ukulele and he also loves playing pieces that he's learned. He also loves sharing what he's learned with those who care enough to ask. As Jake shimabukuro says "if everyone played the ukulele the world would be a better place." He looks forward to sharing the joys of ukulele with you. It's easy and fun and you'll pick it up in no time!

Rob's Guitar School at the Newton Harvest Fair! 

Come out and enjoy this fun family event! Not only will we have a booth, but we will also be performing at 11am on Sunday! Come by any time between 10am and 5pm and stop by our table. Or better yet, join us for our 11am performance! The more the merrier :). We will be performing some fun, easy songs suitable for students of all levels. Get in touch with us if you're interested in this great opportunity!

Rob's Jazz Band at the Bull Run This Friday! 

Come and see your favorite band perform at the famous Bull Run! This location has had many, many famous acts perform there: Jefferson Starship, Blue Oyster Cult, Asia, Eric Johnson, Patti Smythe... the list goes on and on and on. 

In this amazing location, we'll be performing to benefit the Shirley Historical Society. The Shirley Historical Society Dinner Dance & Fundraiser is your opportunity to support this local organization that keeps us all connected! The mission of the SHS is to preserve books, photos, papers, stories, and artifacts relating to Shirley, Massachusetts people, places, and history. 

The Society also works to educate the public regarding historic matters, and seeks to encourage preservation of historic sites within the town. 

Your ticket purchase includes Dinner, gratuity, Silent Auction, Music & Dancing with the Summertime Jazz Band! Cash bar.

Event Details:
Friday, 10/5/18 at 6:00pm
Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road in Shirley, MA
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Newton Open House in October 

Join us for our second ever open house event at our Newton location! 

Meet the instructors, check out the space, socialize and have fun! Invite friends and family! Want to perform? We'd love that! Please let us know if you are interested!

Event details:
When: Sunday, October 21st, 1:30pm
Where: 48 Chandler Pl, Newton Upper Falls

We hope to see you there!

Come see us at Grotonfest! 

Grotonfest is a yearly celebration in Groton, MA. First launched in 1979, the Grotonfest was formed to celebrate the town’s small businesses, showcase the budding artists and their crafts, as well as introduce non-profit organizations around our community. It is primarily sponsored by the Groton Business Association, formerly the Groton Board of Trade. The Grotonfest is created through GBA’s vision and is launched as a part of the town’s local business development campaign.

Rob's Guitar School is excited to have a booth here this year! Come say hello, sit down and play a few tunes, and chat with our knowledgeable instructors!

We'll be here all day from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the RGS booth!

Event Info:
Where: 75 Hollis St, Groton MA
When: Sat, 9/29/18, 10:00am-4:00pm

Grotonfest Website
Grotonfest Facebook page
 

Groton Community Dinner 

It is with great sadness that we share that this Friday's dinner will be the last Groton Community Dinner for at least a year, if not for good. All the more reason to come out, show your support, and enjoy all that this wonderful event brings to the community.

Come out and enjoy delicious food, great entertainment and lovely friends. We will be there. Will you? 

Here are the details: 
1 Powderhouse Rd, Groton (First Parish Church) 
Friday, 9/28, 5:30-7:00pm

Groton Community Dinners Website
Groton Community Dinners Facebook page

If you are interested in helping this wonderful event get back on its feet, there are so many ways to volunteer your time and skills! Contact them here.

Rob's Jazz Band at the Fruitlands Craft Festival 

Come and enjoy original handmade craft by 40 New England Artisans during the 8th Annual Craft Festival at Fruitlands. The Festival is a two-day outdoor tented show set on the picturesque grounds of the museum. Quality juried craft, museum offerings, and stunning views has made the Festival a popular September destination for all. It's the perfect opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping and find that original gift for the hard-to-buy-for! 

For your entertainment, there is a food truck, the Café, and live music, courtesy of the Summertime Jazz Band, on both days of the Festival. The Guests' admission also includes entry to the Museum exhibits and trails. It's a fun day out with family and friends. 

Fruitlands Museum- 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard MA
Craft Festival - September, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23
10AM-4PM 

Cost:
Member Adult: $5;
Member Child 12 and under: FREE
Nonmember Adult: $10;
Nonmember Child 12 and under: FREE

Come See Us at the Pepperell Fall Festival! 

We are very excited to announce that we will have a booth at this year's Pepperell Fall Festival! If you've never been, it's a blast! There will be food, music, vendors and more for the whole family. 

We will utilize our booth space to allow students to come and play. We would love to get a good number of students to participate! If you (or your child) are interested, or have any questions, please reach out! See below for event information. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 9/15, 10:00am-4:00pm
Pepperell Town Field - 4 Hollis Street, Pepperell