TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 5/27/14

TL shouts 5-27

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are this week’s shout outs!

Toby R. in Austin, TX wrote, “Kassidy has been doing an excellent job at our guitar lessons! Whether we’re working on the lyrics or her unique melodies in one of her own songs, sharing music with each other that neither of us have heard before, exploring new approaches to playing classical guitar, or generally gushing about art, lessons with Kassidy are always a treat. I’m very proud of the time I’ve had teaching her, and though our regular time together will soon come to a close, I know she’ll find her way and do something great in whatever her future endeavors bring. Whether it’s directly musical or not!” Great work, Kassidy!

Diane G. in Gaithersburg, MD wrote, ” On May 18, two of my violin students, Arianna and Furkan, performed at the Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts and front of a crowd of almost 1500 people. They were part of an small group that performed with the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area String Festival. They did an incredible job, looked wonderful and I don’t think they were nervous at all.” Well done!

Octavio M. in Houston, TX wrote, “I just wanted to share with y’all that My guitar student Jatin was practicing his first song in the instrument today: ‘Let it go’ of Walt Disney’s Frozen. I was really impressed. his devotion and willing to learn has improved a loooooooooots in the past 3 weeks. I am very Proud of him Kudos Jatin!!!!!!!” Congratulations Jatin, and keep up the good work!

And finally, Milton J. in Corona, CA sent us lots of great updates on his studio! He says:

I am preparing my studio for an August summer recital at my home. My students are already excited for the performance opportunity and I’m so happy to be able to provide the venue as well!

Jarica recently made the Treble Choir at her high school in her very first choir audition! I’m so very proud of her and she’s very excited for it in the fall. Additionally, we’ve already prepared over ten songs – both original and covers – that are performance -ready in preparation for open mics in the summer and the summer recital!

Sariah recently participated in her school’s talent show, singing “When Will My Life Begin?” from Tangled and she was marvelous! She’s made big strides with stage presence and her voice was as wonderful as ever. I was one proud teacher!

After we’ve migrated from piano to vocal lessons with Leonard, the improvement he’s made is newsworthy. We’ve completed two songs with full vocal notes from me and he’s nearing an open mic night in June! Full speed ahead!

Brittany is also readying an appearance at an open mic night at a local coffee house, and we’re preparing “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles and two original songs for her to perform. We’re working on her stage presence and staying vocally open through nervousness.

Recently, we’ve been doing half of our lesson outside in order for Theresa to get over her stage fright. The feedback she’s been receiving from passersby on the Redlands campus has been very important. I can see the light getting brighter with each lesson!

Share your good news with the TakeLessons community by sending an email with your shout out to GoodNews@TakeLessons.com. Don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram to keep the conversation going!


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