Teen Songwriter Circle

April 23

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Guitar Mash invites teens (ages 12-19) to a FREE session of
playing, singing and writing together.

Led by musician and activist Morley and Guitar Mash alum Renee Goust, this special event will celebrate SONGS FOR CHANGE, a theme which will carry through to Guitar Mash’s signature Urban Campfire in New York this fall (November 15, 2020).

Date: Thursday, April 23rd
Time: 5:00- 7:00 pm
Location: VIRTUAL (info to come soon!)


The Guitar Mash Teen Songwriter Circle aims to cultivate the individual voice through songwriting. You will have the opportunity to share songs in progress and learn basic tools in the songwriting process. If you don’t have any songs written… that is ok! Hopefully, this will inspire you and be the beginning of your journey into songwriting.

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Teens of diverse backgrounds and all musical abilities come together to share songs, write, and jam. Join us! 

GM Teens Co-Chairs:  Evie Dolan, Brandon Niederauer, Chloe Hennessee




“A lot of people tell teens it’s time to get off your phones and do something. What’s great about Guitar Mash is they actually give you something to do.”
-Tom Colicchio 

Check out the gallery of photos to see our teens in action!

A huge congratulations to 2018’s MY NYC SONG Teen Songwriting Contest winners! 

Click Here to hear the 2018 winners

Click Here to hear the 2017 Winners

Teen Acoustic Guitar Project

Bringing together a group of young guitarists, the Teen Acoustic Guitar Project (inspired by “The Acoustic Guitar Project”) passes one acoustic guitar from one musician to the next within New York City. After receiving the guitar, each teen has one week to write and record an original song using only the guitar and their voice. The project reinforces the Guitar Mash commitment to the communal and aims to bolster the community of teens making and sharing music together.

Are you a teen guitarist?
Do you want to be a part of this project?

Want to hear more?


Guitar Mash serves as a hub for musical teens from a wide variety of communities. We are grateful to our community-based partners serving teens:

Baja Musical Arts Initiative
Berklee NYC
Church Street School for Music & Art
The Door
Face the Music
The Lower Eastside Girls Club
Renaissance Youth
Road Recovery
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