OURSTORY

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanna change the world?
There's nothing to it
Founder Krystle Baller traveled around the city teaching bass and guitar in people's homes after discovering her knack for teaching with Girls Rock Charlotte, a nonprofit that uses music to amplify confidence in girls.  Her work as Music Director with GRC also sparked the idea for Lady Rockstars. She started Lady Rockstars in a warehouse in NoDa and then opened up Pachyderm in June of 2016. Don't let all of the girl power fool you, though.  Pachyderm is a super inclusive spot.  If you want to learn more about our culture and history check out our blog: Pachyderm Prose.

OURVALUES

Create genuine sounds and meaningful things to connect and empower the world in the raddest way.
​1.  Be genuine in helping others.

Be genuine in your interactions.  Find common ground and create alliances.  When you build real relationships, helping others becomes second nature.

2.  Listen to people and the music they make.

The easiest way to find common ground is to truly listen.  Whatever sound is being produced, hear it.  Stay in the moment and focus on what is being said through words or notes.

3.  Create a space where people feel comfortable getting a little uncomfortable.

Growing as a musician and as a person is not easy.  Mold an environment around you that is one of encouragement and accepting of mistakes, easing people out of their comfort zones and into a place of self-discovery.

4.  Educate people adequately so they can go into the world with confidence.

Start with fundamentals and build lesson plans off of a solid foundation.  Keep a map of lessons learned and milestones achieved and make students aware of their successes.  Acknowledge those accomplishments with the students so they feel inclined to play with and in front of other people.

5.  Be passionate and inspire others to share their gifts.

Ideas turned into actions change the world.  Be a contagious positive force for change.

OURTEAM

Our knowledgeable and experienced team of teachers, facilitators and instructors are as diverse as our student base and support us in our mission to make genuine sounds.   Click below to learn more about our instructors, if you are interested in becoming an teacher or facilitating a group class or workshop please come in or contact us!

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