There are two ways to book a House Concert with Muriel.
1. Private House Concert
A house concert is a chance to experience music in a personal way. It’s a chance to meet the performer and is also a great social evening of friends and neighbors. House concert and patio concerts can also be live-streamed if you like.
Hosting a house concert is rewarding and fairly easy to do. If the artist is touring in your area with an open day, that might be the perfect time to plan such an event, at a fraction of a regular concert fee. The host sets up chairs and prepares refreshments for intermission or after the concert. The artist generally sells CDs at this time or the host can choose to purchase CDs in advance for the guests.
You may opt to encourage the audience members to give a recommended donation as in the public house concert, which in most cases covers the artist cost completely.
If you chose to do an Acoustic Chef Party, Muriel will be glad to provide the recipes from her Acoustic Chef to match the music she’ll be playing, and you or your cook can prepare some bite-size portions for your guests to sample. Muriel will also help, schedule permitting.
2. House Concert in private home, open to public
A house concert can be set up when routing permits and when there are no other concerts in the immediate region. You invite your friends and the artist’s fans to share in a live performance in your home. The audience members are encouraged to give a recommended donation (usually $25 or more). Advance reservations may be made on Muriel’s website. Your address is only given to the people who make a reservation, so you will know how many will be attending. Typically either all of the proceeds go to the performer, or a percentage to the the host, with a guaranteed minimum amount to the performer.
- Contact your family and friends in your area. Tell them you are hosting a house concert. You may mail invitations, post some flyers or find other ways to get the word out. Poster/flyer templates are downloadable.
- We’ll send out an email to fans and post it on the website. We can also take prepaid reservations online. Recommended donation can be determined by the number of seats available and by the region.
- Rent some folding chairs if needed
- Prepare refreshments and beverages for intermission or after the show, or alternately, you can advertise it as a pot-luck house concert.
- Please let us know if you have pets that may be an issue to audience members with allergies.
Ready to set one up? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Muriel Anderson Guitar Workshop
Open to guitarists of all levels.
Muriel has learned from legendary musicians Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Christopher Parkening, and jammed with Jimmy Page among others. She hosts the famous Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night and founded the Music for Life Alliance charity. Muriel is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.
Muriel can help you make the most of your time with your guitar. She has a unique ability to share her innovative approach to technique, arranging, interpretation and inspiration. You’ll learn some new hands-on techniques, riffs, or tunes, and Muriel will play a few tunes for you as well. Every participant will have the opportunity to ask questions, and for individual attention exploring techniques for better playing and musicianship. Includes a free set of GHS signature strings and handouts will be provided. Bring your guitar and it’s OK to record the workshop if you like.
More about Muriel at murielanderson.com
View from Space video
Open to guitarists of all levels. Muriel will cover technique, arranging, interpretation and inspiration, interspersing performance with discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and try Muriel’s innovative techniques in real time. Muriel will also share sheet music/TAB with participants and everyone will get a chance to win her signature GHS strings and other items.
You won’t want to miss this guitar workshop with renowned guitarist/harp-guitarist and composer, Muriel Anderson. We hope you will join us!
Muriel Anderson Interactive Concert-Workshop
Muriel will perform and teach on both guitar and harp-guitar, and show how she has created new techniques to bring out the unique sounds of each tune. In addition, the audience gets the opportunity to ask questions. Muriel will share her insights on technique, composition, musicality, and inspiration. Each participant gets a free set of signature GHS strings. Bring your guitar and it’s OK to record the workshop for your own use.
Muriel Anderson Custom Workshops
Upon request, may include a free set of signature GHS strings for each participant.
Muriel Anderson – Finding your own voice on the guitar
A course on bringing out your heart into the music and developing artistry at any level. I have discovered that there are steps and techniques you can use towards bringing more emotion to your music. These work in many different styles, paired with particular things for particular songs. I’ll also play some tunes for you and discuss the more interesting things that go into creating the music, from the variety of tone to the inspirations. I’m looking forward to working with you and taking your questions!
Fun and Flashy Fingerstyle (Intermediate)
We will emphasize tunes and riffs that are fairly easy to play, yet sound great and help you grow as a musician. You’ll learn some cool and authentic sounding tunes including Travis-style guitar the way Merle Travis actually played. We’ll do some of my signature harmonic techniques, and every participant will have the opportunity to ask questions and to explore techniques for better playing and musicianship. It’s OK to record any part of the workshop if you like.
Travis Picking, the way Travis picked it (easy-intermediate)
Play Travis-style guitar the way Merle Travis actually played. Based on Muriel’s “Take 5 Travis” course, she covers the unique and rarely taught stylistic details that gives Merle Travis’s music its charm. Will teach easy arrangements of “Nine Pound Hammer,” “I Am A Pilgrim” or other signature Travis tunes.
Chet Atkins Cross-String fingerings (Advanced)
Learn Muriel’s cross-string and harmonic techniques for her original style on guitar and harp-guitar. Techniques Muriel learned from Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Christopher Parkening as well as her own discoveries can help you find your own voice on the guitar. Includes material from 50 Right Hand Techniques. Time allowing, Muriel will have several of her arrangements to choose from. Includes individualized work with each student.
Based on Muriel’s 1-2-3 Fingerstyle Guitar course, it is designed for players who are ready to throw down that pick for a while to finally get a handle on fingerstyle. This workshop presents presents a way to get at the heart of the music, without being bogged down working through a ton of remedial instruction. You’ll find the left-hand side of things very familiar and accessible. You’ll dive right into developing that finger/thumb independence on the right-hand, and to get going playing cool and authentic sounding fingerstyle tunes and riffs.
Master Class format
Muriel Anderson will hold a master class for up to 5 performers in different styles. Audience members (auditors) are invited as Muriel works with these performers and demonstrates techniques though her music as well. It is an excellent way to learn from her teaching. Auditor fee, two or more from the same family discounts available.
International touring artist Muriel Anderson discusses her path in the music business, performs her pieces and explains the techniques and philosophies behind the music. She has performed with legendary musicians cross a huge span of musical styles. She hosts the famous Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night and founded the Music for Life Alliance charity. In 1989, Muriel Anderson became the first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. This is also a chance to ask questions on a one-on-one basis in a group setting.
International touring artist Muriel Anderson demonstrates the many different styles of music that can be played on acoustic guitar. Her interest in foreign languages and continued learning about people and places has proved useful in her travels abroad playing music. Muriel uses this opportunity to encourage continued learning and delving more deeply into music and other disciplines. She takes questions from the audience, so please prepare your students to do research ahead of time and have some questions ready. Muriel has performed with, jammed with and learned from legendary musicians Chet Atkins, Christopher Parkening, Les Paul, Jimmy Page, and others. She hosts the famous Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night and founded the Music for Life Alliance charity. In 1989, Muriel Anderson became the first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.