A Weekend of All Things Guitar and Bass

Make Some NOISE!!

 October 13th – 15th 2017

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Video Produced by Liz Vaughn

Workshop Schedule

Friday, October 13th  9am – 5pm

Guitar 101 with Rachel Brashear & Reese Tanimura & Bass 101 with Jenny Logan – Learn the basics of guitar and bass to lay the foundation for your weekend of shredding!

Song Writing with Alicia Jo – Learn the mechanics and art of songwriting.

Pentatonic Scales with Rachel Brashear – Scales are the steppingstone to building up your musical ear, stamina, and your very own sound.

Chord Progression & Soloing with Jenny Logan – Learn basic chord progressions and how to lay your very own solos over them.

Music Theory with Reese Tanimura – Music theory basics delivered in an understandable and super fun way!

Saturday, October 14th 9am – 5pm

Punk Rock Aerobics – Exercise, but better! Get your heart pumpin’ for a day of jamming!

Strumming, Rhythm, and Listening with Becky Miller – When playing with others for the first time it can be hard to know when to start and how much to play. Becky will teach you some strumming and style basics that will help!

Pedals with the members of Skull Diver – Bring your sound to the next level by exploring the exciting world of effects pedals

Guitar/Bass Maintenance with Megan Rinker – Learn re-stringing and basic instrument maintenance in this hands-on workshop.

Jamming with Jessa Graves – Learn how to jam with others and practice during a live jam session – we’ll even provide drummers to accompany you!

Closing Circle – “Building Us Up” – Let’s take all that awesome power we’ve built up all weekend and expel the negative from within, and fill each other up with awesome affirmations!

Saturday Night – Karaoke Crash Party

Become a part of our empowering community of women who support each other’s creativity, our right to take up space, and the belief that women can play any kind of music they want!

New Sliding Scale Tuition: 

This session we are piloting a sliding scale tuition for LRC. A sliding scale is a tool that can provide equitable access to skill-building and life-long learning opportunities, regardless of financial resources. This method of payment requires active participation and personal reflection on what makes sense for your family’s financial situation, and how you would like to support learning in the Rock N Roll Camp for Girls community. The sliding scale is one way of acknowledging differences in wealth, income, costs, and privilege and actively addresses the economic disparities in our communities and society. Rock N Roll Camp for Girls is using this model as a way to say ‘no’ to the way things are and ‘yes’ to the way we believe things can be, while providing an excellent rock camp experience for all. We hope that this fee structure offers more rad people the opportunity to engage in our community.

The tuition scale has been set at the absolute lowest amount possible for us to cover our costs and meet expected financial goals for our programs. If you can give more than the tuition or would like to sponsor another Ladies Rock Camper, we will gratefully accept your donation! Simply increase the amount in “Additional Tuition” at registration check out.

While your tuition is not considered a donation, any amount beyond that is, and all donations are tax deductible. Whether you can give $5.00 or $500.00 above the full tuition amount ($400), every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated!


LRC: Strings Retreat will be held at The Old Church – 1422 SW 11th Ave. Portland Or 97201 in southwest Portland! There is a parking lot and the location is close to plenty of restaurants and bars.  For more information please email

Benefit Show: 

Since we will not be forming bands at the LRC: Strings Retreat we will host a benefit show on Sunday afternoon, free to all LRC participants. The show will be at The Old Church, which is donating the venue space to Rock Camp for the weekend. Line up for the show TBD – but if you are an LRC Alumni and currently rocking out in your own band that might like to perform please email Caley Murray, RNRC4G Program Manager at

Tickets at the Door: $10

You can find LRC policies and registration information HERE. Any questions you have for us send to!

We look forward to making some more noise with you!