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

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

Thank you to all the teens who attended our signature Urban Campfire in New York City on November 18th. Check out the gallery below including photos of them performing on stage and their session with artist Ani DiFranco.

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

Click Here to hear this year’s winners

Click Here to hear the 2017 Winners

Teen Songwriter Circle

We are excited to be kicking off the Fall season with a very special Teen Songwriter Circle and performance hosted by Chloe Hennessee (Teen Co-Chair) and her family! All of the details are below and we hope to see you there!

DATE: Saturday, September 7th
TIME: 5:00 PM-7:30 PM* (Songwriter Circle with artist Shane Hennessey)
8 PM- Concert
*Food will be served

Magnolia Mansion (home of Paul and Chloe Hennessee) (Teen Co-Chair)
309 E 108th Street #3C
New York, NY 10029
(Between First and Second Aves)

A little bit more about Shane!
Opening Season 2 of the Musicians of New York (MofNY) House Concert Series is Irish virtuoso guitarist, Shane Hennessy. Shane’s energetic performances, which showcase his cross-genre playing style and cinematically vivid compositions that tie in multiple forms of world and ethnic music, have amazed audiences all over the world.”

Please contact Guitar Mash Producer Britt Marden (britt@guitarmash.org) with any questions.

Support Provided By

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?

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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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