By: Emily Windram Staff Writer
By Emily Windram Staff writer Music lovers looking for a place to make friends and hone their talents have a great new outlet this semester: the Guitar Club. Started by Trish McLernon this spring semester, the club welcomes members of all skill levels and is split into three parts: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Members will be able to improve their guitar skills, befriend others with common interests and even network to form their own bands. “When I was looking at what clubs Hofstra had, I was surprised there wasn’t a club like this already formed,” Trish explains. “So I created it because I know a lot of people who wanted to learn guitar, but had difficulty teaching themselves.” A typical meeting requires members to bring their own guitars. They tune their instruments as a group before splitting into their smaller sections. Then they can network, help each other improve their playing, and practice songs together. Some special meetings don’t require members to bring their instruments, and instead a guest guitarist will give a seminar or demonstration. Members will be able to ask the guest for advice, hear about their experiences and even listen to them play. Much of the club is still in its planning stage, but they hope to hold many events to spread their passion for music and encourage more people to play. At the end of every semester, they intend to show off what they’ve learned by holding at least one show in a coffeehouse-like atmosphere. Anyone who wants to learn more about guitars in a friendly, open atmosphere can come to the club meetings, held on Tuesdays at 8:00 pm in room 142 in the Student Center. To keep up on announcements and updates, you can also like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hofstrauniversityguitarclub. Spread the word and join the Guitar Club today!