Internet, television, video games, sports, chores, and homework ferociously compete for your child’s music making time at home and, unfortunately, they often win. If we truly want our children to succeed in music, to enjoy the rewards of mastering a musical instrument, both indirect and direct, and to lead culturally rich lives, it helps […]
As an educator, I’ve both learned from experience and learned from research about the importance of empathy. Teachers and parents who empathize with their students and children can transform a negative dynamic to a constructive one.
Reflect on your language at home during guitar time and if you are an educator, during class. Phrases […]
Another spring concert has brought our KinderGuitar community together. Students ages 5-17, some veteran performers and some first-time performers, prepared solos, duets, trios, and even some quartets for an eager and excited audience of parents, siblings, friends, and family. Performers played folksong arrangements for multiple guitars, rounds, Spanish music, music from both the classical […]
Recently, our Licensed and Certified KinderGuitar Teacher, Rodney Burr, appeared on KASA Fox 2 Live. His KinderGuitar NM has grown tremendously this last year and is getting the attention it deserves. Rodney’s expertise with the KinderGuitar curriculum is quite evident: one of his talented students performed a very difficult song for someone only in […]
After auditions in January, two extraordinary KinderGuitar students, Cate Muller (12) and Max Garcia (9), were chosen to perform in the 60th Junior Bach Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Junior Bach Festival is a San Francisco Bay Area institution dedicated to touching young lives by promoting the study and performance of […]