Students learn about guitar, recording and Les Paul
Students at Stax Music Academy in Memphis have not only been learning how to play blues, rhythm & blues and jazz, they know a lot more about the solid body electric guitar and its creator, Les Paul. And all during Spring Break; actually, the Les Paul Soul School Spring Break to be precise.
This past May, middle school students through adults attended the Les Paul Memphis Guitar Summit where guest instructors taught classes and a representative from Gibson Guitars was on hand to show various guitars and speak about Les Paul and the creation of the electric guitar.
Les Paul Be the Band, another Les Paul Soul School Spring Break activity, guided middle and high school students through various forms of music that culminated in a competition to produce a record on analogue 8-track tape.
We are very proud to partner with the Soulsville Academy where students continue to learn about Les Paul by using the tools he created. Find out more about Les Paul, Les Paul's Legacy and the programs we support.