Online learning resource Lessonface has announced Lessonfest, a weeklong festival featuring over 100 free music, language and arts classes.
The festival will take place between 25 and 31 July. Kicking off things will be an open mic afternoon on Sunday 25 July, hosted by Lessonface’s Classical and Flamenco Guitar Teacher of the Year Leah Kruszewsk, joining live from Spain.
Alongside a host of guitar lessons, including a class on improvisation from Gina Sobel and Chris Dunnet teaching how to Play Like An 80s Rock Star, there will be some more esoteric topics covered – the didgeridoo, for instance. Classes are free, however enrollment is limited – see the full schedule here.
Lessonface’s teaching roster includes graduates of top conservatories, members of major orchestras, professional educators, and recording artists, who’ll be calling in from over a dozen countries.
Lessonface founder and CEO Claire Cunningham said of the festival: “Ultimately Lessonfest is not only a celebration of expression through music and arts, but a way for students and teachers to be introduced to our platform and community at Lessonface.com.
“We believe that sponsoring great teachers to offer excellent classes in engaging topics, and inviting interested students to learn for free, is a better use of our resources than buying a bunch of ads that chase people around the internet. Lessonface is all about real people teaching and growing with other real people, and we see Lessonfest as a fun and joyous occasion to make more connections and more music and art.”
Cunningham also noted how many people purchased their first guitar over lockdown, and the opportunity offered to beginners by the festival, saying: “If you got a new guitar in the past year, as so many did, or even if you didn’t, Lessonfest is our way of helping you keep progressing this summer by introducing you to new teachers, tools, and techniques, as well as to the Lessonface community and platform.”
Find out more and sign up for Lessonfest at lessonface.com/lessonfest.