Connecticut Shoreline Studio for Music Lessons
in Voice, Piano, Guitar & the Fundamentals of Music

All Skill Levels Welcome, Ages 4 -104

Connecticut Shoreline Studio for Music Lessons
in Voice, Piano, Guitar & the Fundamentals of Music

Gig 101 with John Hurley

If you are a singer, guitarist, bassist, keyboard player, drummer or play a lead instrument and have some basic musical ability and want to step it up, come join a group of similarly motivated individuals. Have fun, play music, and get your chops with John Hurley!

Genres: pop, blues, jazz, country, rock.

What to bring: singers bring a chart in your key. If you don’t have one, we will help you find or create one!

Full PA and backline* provided.

*Don’t know what a backline is? Great! That’s one of the things you will learn 😉


Here are some things you can expect:

  • Experience two-hours of supportive structured rehearsal run by John Hurley
  • Learn how to communicate tempo, song key and style to other musicians
  • Develop a new repertoire and/or polish your existing library of songs
  • Meet other singers and musicians looking to collaborate in musical projects
  • Perform using professional music equipment provided by Crescendo Music Loft
  • Learn how to communicate with people who play different instruments
  • Learn band etiquette (so you get invited back!)
  • Learn effective rehearsal techniques
  • Hone your own musical skills in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • Gain confidence to perform at by performing at other CML Crescendo Music Loft events and at local open mics

Whether your goal is to become a professional gigging musician, or just gain confidence playing with others, this workshop provides you with the tools and experience you need. We’ve taken beginning and intermediate musicians who hadn’t ever been on stage to performing professionally.

Contact us at 203-584-2814, write to, or fill out the form below to secure your spot now! Class is limited to ten participants.

COST: $250 for an eight-week course

Must have at least six participants to run the course

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