“Guitar lessons near me”

When people are looking for services on google, the words “…near me” are contained in 4-8x more searches than not. We all want convenience and these words represent it. The question brings to mind, “is quality sacrificed for convenience?”...

GUITAR LESSONS FOR KIDS

 Teaching children guitar is not the same as teaching adults or even older teens. This essay shows some of the typical mistakes guitar teachers make with students. Forewarned is forearmed. Parents know that children’s interests and thinking ability grows with age....

DOES MUSICAL TRAINING REALLY HELP KIDS?

In 2001 a much touted experiment suggested that listening to 10 minutes of Mozart improved performance on certain spatial-temporal tasks. There was much acclaim about the research but the acclaim was mostly media exaggeration and even the researchers admitted it was...

Two Round Rock third graders win national Childbloom contest!

ROUND ROCK – Two Round Rock students won a national Childbloom contest performing a piece called “Tomorrow’s Bells.” Emerson Davis and Sargam Jajoo, both 9 year old girls, performed the work on video and submitted it. There were many entries...

The Questions Parents Usually Ask First About Music Lessons

IS MY CHILD TOO young (or old)  FOR CHILDBLOOM GUITAR LESSONS? Musical experiences come in all forms. Even infants and toddlers respond to music. Music lessons are different. They are best started after a child has heard music, moved and sang to music and have seen...

PRACTICE: THE COMPLETE WORKS – Part 1

PRACTICE: THE COMPLETE WORKS PART 1 – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE NATURE OF PRACTICE By Kevin Taylor     Before you enrolled in guitar lessons you may have already noticed your child’s interest in music or the guitar. If your child was interested, you may not...

Austin High-Schooler Wins International Competition

Aytahn Benavi, a student of Kevin Taylor, recently participated in the Ex Aeque Artist International online competition. Over 145 entries of professional guitarists of all ages participated with video entries. There were 24 semi-finalists and eventually 12 finalists...

3 Childbloom Alums Qualify for Prestigious National Competition

 3 Childbloom teens reached the semi-finals in the prestigious Stroud Competition in Cleveland. There were 41 applicants and 15 were chosen. Aytahn Benavi (17) is from Austin, Tx.. He is a student of Kevin Taylor. Kassandra Hughes (15) is from St. Charles, Mo. Her...

Local Student Wins Top Honors in International Guitar Competition

Aytahn Benavi, a 17 year old Austin student of Kevin Taylor, recently competed in The Guitar Foundation of America’s International Sr. solo Competition. Aytahn competed against 40 of the best young guitarist in the world.  He was awarded 3rd prize, representing the...