Strum & Spirits debuted their first corporate team-building event at Robert Lee & Associates LLP in San Jose on Friday, July 7th. The song taught to this group of wild men and women was appropriately enough “Wild Thing” by fabulous Troggs. The song was paired with a lovely jammy Zinfandel of the same name from the Queen of Zinfandels, Carol Shelton Vineyards in Santa Rosa, CA.
The beginning group guitar lesson was capped off by an acoustic performance from class instructor David Victor. David performed several BOSTON classics as well as selections from Journey and Led Zeppelin. “Thank you for…coming to work today!” said Mr. Victor, as he exited the stage.
A good time was had by all. In fact, several commented that they wanted to learn another that same night! Check out the smiles from this group of budding rock ‘n rollers — those are accountants!
We had a great first graduating class for our event at the Firehouse Arts Center on Thursday, June 29th! Our largest group to date enjoyed some rock ‘n roll history, a nice Malbec and Syrah red blend called “The Fiend”, and together we all learned a song on the guitar (even all of the total beginners!) By the end of the class, we were all jamming along together to “Wild Thing” by The Troggs.
The end of the class featured a performance of some of David’s favorite rock ‘n roll tunes including selections from BOSTON, Journey and Led Zeppelin.
Special thanks to my great team: Tamra Bedford (hostess with the mostest!), Jack “All-Business” Barton (guitar) and Michael Brandon (percussion).
We’ll see you all back at the Firehouse on Thursday, August 24th for another great rock ‘n roll song and wine pairing and some new performance music with Strum & Spirits.
We had a great group of eager rock ‘n roll students at the Strum & Spirits debut at Hannah Nicole Winery in Brentwood, CA for Father’s Day 2017. The class was treated to a special opening number featuring David’s “Strum & Spirits” band with Jack Barton on guitar and Michael Brandon on cajon and percussion. After learning and jamming on our “Song of the Evening”, the class was treated to a very special acoustic performance of some of the songs David performed with BOSTON as well as a few other classic rock favorites from Journey and Led Zeppelin.
We had a very nice article written in the Brentwood Press about our Strum & Spirits Father’s Day event at Hannah Nicole Winery in Brentwood, CA. The event starts at 1 PM and autographed guitars from David Victor are available for sale.
I am very excited to announce my debut Strum & Spirits events, which will take place in three Bay Area cities in the month of June 2017.
Strum & Spirits is like a “paint-and-sip” class, except that the “art” is making music! The content is tailored for absolute beginners, but players will enjoy it as well. I provide the guitars (or you can bring your own), and show everyone the fundamentals of the guitar. I also “pair” the song to be learned with an adult beverage. By the end of the show, you’ll actually be jamming along with me as we play a rock ‘n roll classic and probably feeling pretty good. At each event, we learn a different song together and enjoy a new adult beverage. Of course, you don’t have to drink to enjoy the class, though you might think you sound better if you do. 😉 At the end of the class, you can relax as I perform several rock ‘n roll classics on the acoustic guitar. It’s a full night of fun for everyone!
My first event is at The Grand Theatre in Tracy, CA on Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 PM. Join us early for a warm greeting, cocktail hour, getting your guitar ready and finding your favorite seat. Tickets for this event are available on the Grand Theatre online box office here. You must be 21 or over to attend this event.
Following quickly on the debut, Strum & Spirits will host a very special Father’s Day event at Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood, CA. At this event, you can actually buy a very nice beginner’s guitar for dad as part of your ticket. Tickets for this event are available on the Hannah Nicole EventBrite link here. Ages 8 and up are welcome at this unique event! Obviously, the kids won’t be drinking, but dad can relax and enjoy on his special day. Get dad something cool and unique for Father’s Day!
Finally rounding out the month is the Strum & Spirits debut in Pleasanton at the very beautiful Firehouse Arts Center on Thursday, June 29th. At this event, the class will actually be able to sit on the incredible Firehouse stage with me as we jam together! Tickets for this event are available on the Firehouse Arts Center website here.
Welcome to the home of Strum & Spirits, beginning group guitar lessons with adult beverages and entertainment by David Victor, former guitarist/vocalist for the multi-platinum band BOSTON. Strum & Spirits is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.