City Music Center, Pianos N’Stuff Team Up for ‘Duquesne Days of Summer’

The City Music Center and Pianos N'Stuff are teaming up to present The Duquesne Days of Summer: Technology and Guitar on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, at Duquesne University.

The new, two-day workshop will include a variety of classes held on Saturday, and Sunday will feature a Gear Expo.

Among the class offerings include hands-on courses in music technology and guitar, with classes ranging from digital audio basics to guitar effect pedal techniques. Expert advice will be provided for the beginner looking for inspiration, the student working hard on music over the summer or the professional trying to stay on the cutting edge.

Classes will be taught by members of the renowned Mary Pappert School of Music faculty and professionals from around the region, including some of the most respected performers, educators and clinicians in the industry. Course topics include the studio guitarist; building a band; the professional recording studio; walking the bassline and more.

In the program's technology track, students will receive state-of-the-art education on some of the industries' newest devices, including iOS apps. Guitar and bass students will have the chance to learn a wide range of styles from the best in the field. In addition, a number of career-related discussions and workshops will, cover topics such as auditioning, performance and the history of rock and roll.

Some of the largest names in music manufacturing will be at the Gear Expo on Sunday. Representatives of guitar, microphone, computer and pro audio companies will be on site with a wide array of new products. Attendees will have the opportunity to see exciting new products from brands including the venerable JBL, AKG and Fender Musical Instruments.

Among the Duquesne Days of Summer clinicians are Jesse Naus; Eric Brockschmidt; Justin Bechak; Michael Chapman; Mike Dorman; Mike Elliott; Mark Koch; Jeff Mangone; Ryan McMasters; Jordan Mroziak; Bill Purse; Frank Rodriguez and RJ Zimmerman.

To register and for more information, visit or contact the City Music Center at 412.396.5872.

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