WARREN - Area girls learned how to play different instruments and perform as a small band all part of the Girlz Rock Camp.
Girlz Voices, Inc. teamed up with the YWCA of Warren to present the week-long music camp for girls ages 7 to 17 that concluded with a performance by the campers at the Warren Community Amphitheatre.
Pianist Dana Morgan, of Washington, D.C., was among those who served as a mentor and instructor.
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Alfred Simpson, a music instructor, helps Jonese Henderson, 13, during the Girlz Rock Camp held at the YWCA. The one-week camp included instruction on various musical instruments.
Terri Morgan, program coordinator along with January Williamson, said campers received small group instruction on electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, turntables and vocals; then learned how to form a band, collaborate to write an original song and perform in front of a live audience.
''Campers participated in workshops about the history of women in rock, gender and cultural identity, band merchandise and promotion, conflict resolution and other skills young women need to take over the world of rock,'' Terri Morgan said.
Terri Morgan said local musicians showed the campers how to play an instrument in a band.
Girls Rock Camps, originating 10 years ago in Portland, Ore., are located throughout the United States. They aim to build a supportive, inclusive and creative space for girls to develop their self-confidence.
Terri Morgan said Larry's Superpawn Shop donated all the equipment and instruments needed for this musical camp.