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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
Phone: (845) 797-6461
PO Box 1571 Pleasant Valley NY 12569

Original Songs

"Sister Song" Acoustic Guitar Solo by Helen Avakian

Calendar for Helen Avakian
March 15
5:00 pm
6:30 pm
Happy Hour
with Helen Avakian Red Door with Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Americana, and Jazz. Celtic
Cafe Coda
1224 Williamson St
Madison , WI   See Map
We are excited to play at Madison's premier jazz club for again! We will perform our Eclectic Americana plus jazz standards, Brazilian styles and Irish music. Let's get started celebrating St. Patrick's Day togetger! Free Admission. Donations accepted.
March 30
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Red Door Duo CoffeeHouse Music
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin, Matthew Ackerman
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, and Classical/Opera. Fingerstyle Guitar
Cargo Coffee East
Madison, WI   See Map
We are so happy to return to this friendly Madison venue!
Coffee, smoothies, wine, and all kinds of food.

We share the evening with classical and Flamenco guitarist, Matthew Ackerman, who I am also proud to say has been my guitar student for 7 years!

Matt will open the evening with a set of guitar instrumentals form the Renaissance through present. Red Door will play a set of our Eclectic Americana selections and we will close with all of us performing a song or two together.

Admission Free, Donations accepted
April 12
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
Happy Hour for Residents
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, and Jazz. Fingerstyle Guitar and More!
Cardinal View Senior Living
3820 Tribeca Dr
Middleton, WI   See Map
We will play some originals, classic folk and rock, oldies, classical favorites and more!

April 15
7:00 pm
9:00 am
Southern Wisconsin Guitar League
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Americana, and Rock (classic). Jazz Guitar
Knapton Music
2475 Milton Ave
Janesville, WI   See Map
In honor of International Guitar Month this will be a special meeting of this group for guitar lovers. I will lead a guitar circle with chord/tab/bass options and Dave will lead a "how to spice up your chords with 7ths and 9ths" workshop frorm 8 - 9 pm. There will be string changing/guitar care demos, open jams, and a "what to llok for when buying a guitar workshop" as well.

CDs by Helen Avakian

 Notes from Helen 2015
A collection of Helen's original guitar instrumentals and arrangements of some of her long time top favorite songs
 I Love the Moon 2008
Helen's newest CD released in June 2008
 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.
 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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