Janis Ian Master Class


A one time 2-3 hour presentation that includes live performances, the history of music “from cavemen to syphilis, and its effect on the arts”, personal anecdotes based on Ian’s three decades of experience as writer, performer, and business person, and a “shoot from the hip” Q&A session. Known for her honesty, Ian encourages participants to “bring your hopes, your dreams, your fears” and lay them on the table.

Berklee College calls Ian’s class “An open-ended, free-wheeling graduate level seminar featuring one of the best live performances we’ve ever seen. Bring your questions and a hearty appetite for knowledge!”

A professional, published singer/songwriter since the age of twelve, Janis Ian has made 22 major label albums that have sold a combined 9 million records worldwide. With 9 Grammy nominations and 2 Grammy awards in her arsenal, she has also been recognized by the New York State Senate for her civil rights work, honored by Queen Beatrix of Holland for her work helping people understand the Holocaust, and received honors from a host of other organizations including the Human Rights Campaign Fund and MADD. Ian trained for a decade under noted acting teacher Stella Adler, as well as Chao Shao Lin of the Peking Opera Company and Dora Krannig of the Royal Ballet. She has had numerous short stories published, and most recently won an Audie Award and Grammy for narration, as well as having her first children’s book, The Tiny Mouse, named a “best book of the year” by Kirkus Reviews. She counts among her admirers people as diverse as Wally Lamb, Steve Wozniak, Pat Conroy, Celine Dion, and John Mellencamp. In other words, she brings a lot to the table!


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McCabe’s Guitar Shop requires masks to be worn for all entry on to the premises. For the safety of our patrons, artists, and staff, PROOF OF VACCINATION will also be required to attend group lessons. This policy extends to all staff and teachers.

We appreciate your understanding while we take the necessary steps to preserve the safe and comfortable environment that our intimate listening room and music school has provided for over 50 years. All sales are final. In the event of a cancellation, the lesson will be rescheduled or store credit will be issued.

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Event Details

Date: March 13, 2022

Start time: 12:00 p.m. PST

End time: 02:00 p.m. PST

Venue: McCabe's Guitar Shop

Phone: (310)828-4497

Email: mccabes@mccabes.com