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Helen Avakian  ... is a Singer-Songwriter performing Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic, and New Age music.

Ambient pop music with new age elements from singer/songwriter/guitarist voted No. 1 Acoustic Act 4 times (Rhythm and News Magazine Poll). Influences from Heart to Suzanne Vega to Ralph Towner.

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Contact Info
Location: Dutchess County, NY
Website: helenavakian.com/
Email
Phone: (845) 797-6461
PO Box 1571 Pleasant Valley NY 12569

Calendar for Helen Avakian
Sunday
June 23
12:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
Punch Out Parkinson's
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Americana, and Singer-Songwriter. Rock, Fingerstyle Guitar
Capital Brewery
7734 Terrace Ave
Middleton, WI   See Map
Dave and I are grateful to help with this benefit to raise money for a cure for Parkinson's disease. (My Grandmother, Great Uncle and Mother In Law all suffered from this disease.) There is a golf outing at 8:30 at Pleasant View Golf Course followed by music, food, and prizes at Capital Brewery in the afternoon. All proceeds will go to the Wisconsin Parkinson Association and the Parkinson Support Group of Central New York. A number of bands will be featured including The Evan Riley Band from Edgerton. We participated in this last year and it was an inspiring and fun event!
Sunday
July 7
11:00 am
to
2:00 pm
Music in the Garden, Paoli Flea Market
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Americana, and Singer-Songwriter. Fingerstyle Guitar
The Hop Garden Tap Room
6818 Canal St
Verona, WI   See Map
Dave and I will play acoustic guitar originals and covers; songs and instrumentals in a beautiful garden setting on the banks of the Sugar River behind the Paoli Mill and Terrace. Outdoors with plenty of shade, local beer and food. Out back in the Paoli Mill Terrace and Park. Indoors if weather isn't good for outside. (608) 516-9649
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Friday
July 26
3:00 pm
to
4:00 pm
Workshop: Transform Stage Fright to Stage Excitement
with Helen Avakian
Acoustic. Fingerstyle Guitar
Brown County Inn
51 State Road 46 East
Nashville, NY   See Map
This will be an exploration of ways to work with the energy of stage fright and turn it into something more positive so that one can enjoy performing more. The more a performer enjoys what they are doing the more confidence they will have which helps for a stronger presentation all around. I will offer various techniques and tips from ways to prepare in practice sessions to ways to calm down onstage. There will also be anopportunity for participants to perform and share with the group.
Friday
July 26
8:00 pm
Indiana State Fingerstyle Pre-Contest Concert
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, and Americana. Fingerstyle Guitar
Brown County Inn
51 State Road 46 East
Nashville, NY   See Map
Excited to return to the Indiana State FS Fest afetr several years away. Dave and i will be performing our eclectic mix of songs and instrumentals, originals and covers with extra emphasis on the fingerstyle.
Saturday
July 27
8:00 pm
Friday Night Party
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, and Americana. Fingerstyle Guitar
Brown County Inn
51 State Road 46 East
Nashville, NY   See Map
Excited to return to the Indiana State FS Fest afetr several years away. Dave and I will be performing our eclectic mix of songs and instrumentals, originals and covers with extra emphasis on the fingerstyle.
Saturday
August 10
5:30 pm
to
8:15 pm
Access X Artist Showcase
with Helen Avakian
Singer-Songwriter, Jazz, and Acoustic. Pop
Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA   See Map
Indie artists from around the world are convening for a conference with Catch the Moon Music's Members-Only Access Course Music Licensing Mentorship. After the conference, many of these artists will gather to perform at the renowned Hotel Cafe in LA. Open to the public. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Full Line Up TBA!
Saturday
September 7
1:00 pm
to
4:00 pm
Music in the Garden
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Americana, and Singer-Songwriter. Fingerstyle Guitar
The Hop Garden Tap Room
6818 Canal St
Verona, WI   See Map
Dave and I will play acoustic guitar originals and covers; songs and instrumentals in a beautiful garden setting on the banks of the Sugar River behind the Paoli Mill and Terrace. Outdoors with plenty of shade, local beer and food. Out back in the Paoli Mill Terrace and Park. Indoors if weather isn't good for outside. (608) 516-9649
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CDs by Helen Avakian

 
 Notes from Helen 2015
Instrumental
A collection of Helen's original guitar instrumentals and arrangements of some of her long time top favorite songs
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 I Love the Moon 2008
Folk/Traditional
Helen's newest CD released in June 2008
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 Musikos Peripatos 2002
Acoustic, Classical/Opera
Terry Champlin and Helen perform Classical guitar duos fron Vivaldi's Concerto in D Major to Champlin's Musikos Peripatos to Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
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 Vanishing Point 2001
Singer-Songwriter, Pop/Soft Rock
Helen's long-awaited CD "Vanishing Point" Appears! Voted Number 1 Favorite Recording by Rhythm and News Magazine Poll.
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