The 2013 Winter/Christmas Guitar Recital is set for this Sunday, December 15th. at 6PM! It will be held in the beautiful sanctuary at University Congregational Church (9209 E. 29ht St. North, 67226) Participating students should plan to arrive starting at 5:30 to check in and get tuned up, earlier (closer to 5pm) if a sound-check is required so we can start promptly at 6pm.
Casual dress is fine. Invite whomever you want, no cover charge or tickets to sell. But we are asking that everyone bring a canned good or staple food item to benefit the Kansas Food Bank. Please be sure to hang around for the Group Picture and the Grab Bag giveaway (sponsored by Midwest Drum & Percussion) for the participating students afterwards. It should last about an hour.
I have a blast conducting the Mini-Recitals. Students are doing a great job gaining experience while playing songs by artists that they are interested in studying. It’s great to give students that are motivated to perform a chance to do so in an encouraging setting. It is a fantastic way to hone performance skills, enhance repertoire, prepare for auditions, meet some fellow students & parents and see results from your guitar lessons as you progress.
Over the years we’ve had a wide variety of music performed at each recital from beginner melodies, solo guitar pieces, singing and playing contemporary songs and jamming along with backing tracks. Students often pick a pretty wide range of music to perform: Steely Dan, Bob Dylan, Cream, Jason Mraz, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Jimi Hendrix, Kerris Dorsey, Radiohead, Megadeth, The Beatles, REM, and Lynryd Skynyrd just to name a few…check out some of the most recently added highlights http://www.guitarrw.com/ !
Be sure that your plans for this Winter and Spring include participating in the new series of Mini-Recitals! We plan to offer more opportunities like this throughout the year, so keep practicing and be ready for your chance. Looking forward to doing more in 2014!