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School of Music

(708) 488-8117

7641 Polk Street
Forest Park, IL 60130

GSM’s Free Open Guitar Studio Session in Forest Park on October 5th.

Gasse School of Music’s Free Open Guitar Studio Session in Forest Park on October 5th.

Guitar players from amateur to professional are invited to participate in Gasse School of Music’s First Annual Open Guitar Studio Session on Sunday October 5th. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a special performance by Mr. Zhivko Nikolov including short pieces from different periods, styles, and genres, as well as participate in a complimentary guitar class to learn key principles in playing a guitar. Feel free to bring your own guitar.

The Open Guitar Studio Session will take place at GSM, 7641 W. Polk St in Forest Park. Hours are from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday October 5th. The performance will start at 2:30 p.m. There will be a class for young students (ages 5 – 10) from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m., another class for older students (ages 11 – 18) from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. and a third class for adults from 4:30 to 5:00. Mr. Zhivko Nikolov will be available for consultations after the performance.

There is no entrance fee for this event. Space is limited and on a first come first served basis. Reserve your seat now and RSVP by October 1. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Beth Ryan at (708) 488-8117 or e-mail

About Zhivko Nikolov
Zhivko Nikolov has taught guitar at The Gasse School of Music since 2013. He has been teaching private guitar lessons since 2006. In addition he was also the guitar instructor at two Bulgarian Learning Centers and has experience in teaching students of any age. In addition to his classical musical training, Mr. Nikolov is also interested in various musical styles and genres. In 2012 he formed a clarinet-guitar duo with which he often performs world music at various venues in Chicago.

About Gasse School of Music
Gasse School of Music, founded in June 2001, serves Chicago and the near-west suburbs, including Forest Park, Oak Park, River Forest, Elmwood Park, and Berwyn. The school is dedicated to: (1) providing quality, instrumental music instruction for children and adults of all ages, and (2) making the playing of a musical instrument a fun and enjoyable part of everyday life. The school provides individual and group instruction with an emphasis on self-expression, creativity, teamwork, fun and proper technique. Lessons are given in instrumental music, elementary music for early childhood, chamber music and music reading. The school promotes public performances by its students, faculty and guest artists.