Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to teach so many talented, kind, energetic, and musically curious children. I’ve also been fortunate to see many of these children who come to me when they are 5 or 6 grow into young adults with a very sophisticated sense of music. I thought I would post a picture of one of them today, who after 12+ years has gone from a wide-eyed curious little fellow to becoming a phenomenal musician and guitarist. We just had our spring concert and he ended the show playing a solo arrangement of Manuel de Falla’s La Vida Breve. An arrangement in which it seems like you need an extra several fingers to pull off!
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About the Author: Leo
Award-winning guitarist Leo Garcia is the founder of KinderGuitar. He has worked with hundreds of children and families for over 15 years, and also is an active performer who has performed across North America, South America, and Europe. His writings have appeared in the leading guitar journals. Leo grew up in Venezuela but left to pursue higher education in the U.S., eventually earning four degrees (in economics and in music) from Yale University and the New England Conservatory, before developing the KinderGuitar music education system. KinderGuitar now offers training and licensing to highly qualified educators to help them create successful and sustainable music-teaching studios in their communities.
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