Guitars in the Classroom – PeaceThruLoveMusic
Auction Ends: Nov 28, 2011 11:00 PM PST


(2) 30m Bluegrass Lessons w/ Janet Beazley of New Expression

Item Number
Estimated Value
$70 USD
Opening Bid
$23 USD

Item Description

Janet Beazley is an accomplished bluegrass banjo player, singer, songwriter, and teacher. She is a founding member of Chris Stuart & Backcountry, a Bluegrass/Americana band that focuses on the original material of acclaimed songwriter Chris Stuart. CSB has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe, and in the Middle East.

A veteran music educator, Janet has taught banjo, harmony singing, music theory, ear training, song writing, improvisation, band ensemble skills, and audio engineering/production at numerous bluegrass workshops, including the British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, California Bluegrass Association Music Camp, Midwest Banjo Camp, American Banjo Camp, Banjo Camp North, Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week, Munich Banjo Camp, and Sore Fingers Bluegrass Week in the UK. 
Janet's solo CD, 5 South was the focus of the profile article in the August 2005 issue of Banjo Newsletter, and spent one month on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Survey Chart for Top 15 Albums. The song, “Julia Belle,” spent eight months on the Top 30 Songs Chart, reaching #9. Janet produced and engineered all of the CSB band albums, as well as solo projects by IBMA award-winner Chris Stuart and flat-picking guitar virtuoso Eric Uglum. 

Janet is also an expert on Renaissance and Baroque performance practice, and holds a Doctorate in Early Music Performance from USC. She teaches Early Music at UC Riverside and Claremont Graduate University, and is in demand as a clinician at Early Music workshops throughout the Western US.  Janet performs on Baroque flute and recorder with Bach Collegium San Diego ( and other Renaissance and Baroque chamber ensembles in the So Cal area. She enjoys teaching bluegrass banjo, penny whistle, recorder, flute and viol to players at all levels of expertise!

Lessons will be given at New Expression Music.

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Item Special Note

Winning Bidder will make arrangements w/ Janet to schedule lessons on agreed upon dates/times. Proceeds raised from this item will go towards Guitars in the Classroom's mission of transforming pre-k through high school classrooms by training teachers to integrate musical learning in lessons in order to increase student engagement, employ oral language practice, and promote student achievement across the academic curriculum.  In our free workshops, teachers learn to sing with confidence, play guitar, lead songs, and to select, teach, and facilitate the student writing of educational songs. This daily integration of music with academic learning provides positive, inspiring musical access for all students as part of the regular school day.

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New Expressions Music