Chicks with Picks Melbourne is a music teaching business run by Helen Begley from Melbourne. It encourages women and girls to pick up their guitars and ukes and get strumming together.
This blog is where students of guitar and ukulele can access chord charts, youtube videos, tab sheets, audio files and meet each other through sharing comments.
Honorary Chicks (Blokes) welcome!
I'm looking forward to a new 10 week term of new songs, ukulele moves
and guitar action starting this Monday 13th April. And..........a midyear gig in June! to you on dates.
Term 2 Dates: 13th
April to 26 June (10 week term)
TERM 2 OFFERINGS:
Monday 8pm Ukulele Group in West Brunswick
There are a couple of spots available in the Monday
night Ukulele Group. It's always good fun learning an instrument and having a
bit of a sing and a strum with other friendly players. You just need to be able
to play a few basic chords. Each week we learn a new song of the group members
choice to add to the repertoire. By the end of term you will have learnt 10 new
songs! Come and join us in the West Brunswick backyard bungalow for a sing and
Wednesday Songwriting Group 7pm West
Brunswick- Write a 3 to 5 Song EP of your very own songs.
Every fortnight in term 2, songwriting students
will work towards writing their very own EP of songs by the end of term. Each
session will include songwriting exercises to get the creative juices flowing,
and song sharing and feedback to help with editing their work into finely
wrought, bloody good songs! There is one spot left in this creative group. Let
me know if you are the one!
Wednesday Guitar Group 7pm West Brunswick -
Learn the songs from the musical, ONCE.
Every fortnight in West Brunswick, guitar students
will meet to learn a song from the brilliant musical, ONCE. If you didn't get a
chance to see the stage play, get the film out and enjoy one of the best
contemporary musicals I reckon I've seen. There are 3 spots available in this
group. If you're up for a bit of a sing, possibly a couple of duets, as well as
learning some simple but interesting guitar parts, come and join this
Chicks with Picks Sweet Strumming and Singing
Song Group - 7.30pm Armadale
This might be one of the most delightful musical
group's south of the river. Every Tuesday evening, a group of women brandishing
ukuleles, guitars and gorgeous voices meet in Marilla's back room to learn two
songs chosen from suggestions from the group and have a fine time singing and
strumming their way through them. New members to the group are always welcome.
You just have to be able to play a few basic chords on your guitar or ukulele
and come prepared to have a good sing. Hope you can join us.
Chickettes with Pickettes write their own
EP's - West Brunswick
This term the West Brunswick Chickettes with
Pickettes, girls aged between 10 and 14 years old, are writing their own 3 to 5
song EP's. They produced some terrifically fresh and intelligent songs last
term and I can't wait to hear the results of their creative endeavours this
term. There are two spots available in the Monday group at 5pm. If you know of
any young women that would like to write some songs and play some guitar with a
couple of lovely Chickettes, let me know.
Drive by Lessons - Inner Northern Suburbs
I shall be continuing home visits on Thursday
evenings. It's been a dream of mine to encourage music making in people's
homes. The dream is now a reality and I love popping into student's lounge
rooms each Thursday with new music and my trusty guitar and ukulele at the
ready. If you'd like me to come to your house, I still have a 5pm- 5.45pm
timeslot available each Thursday in the Inner Northern suburbs.
Private Tuition - West Brunswick and Armadale
I have lots of half hour spots available for
private tuition in West Brunswick on Monday and Wednesday evenings and one spot
available at 6.30pm in Armadale on Tuesday. If you'd like that little bit of
extra attention or you'd like to book a double lesson with a friend and learn
together, let me know and let's start playing music. Times below:
Monday (West Brunswick): 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm
Wednesday (West Brunswick): 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm,
I look forward to hearing from you and spending
Term 2 making music with you in the lounge rooms and bungalows of Melbourne,