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 have 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...

Austin Student Wins 1st Prize in International Competition

We just found out that  Aytahn Benavi, competed at the “Domain Forget” guitar festival in Quebec, Canada. Although only 16, Aytahn competed in the college division, playing “Caprice 1” by Mario Castlenuevo Tedesco, “Etude 12” by H. Villa Lobos and “Joyful Island” by...

Childbloom Student Wins Major International Awards

In June of 2016, Aytahn Benavi, a 14 year old student of Kevin Taylor, recently was awarded 2nd place at the Guitar Foundation of America’s International youth guitar competition JR. Division. He competed agains dozens of the world’s finest young players. This is the...
Guitar Day in Downtown Round Rock on April 30

Guitar Day in Downtown Round Rock on April 30

On Saturday, April 30, the students and teachers of the Childbloom Guitar Program will be in downtown Round Rock for ”Childbloom Guitar Day.” At 11 am pedestrians may walk by one of our volunteer ”Sound Oasis” teams, students playing near the Plaza and on the street...

Childbloom Student Takes National Competition Honors

A 14 year old student of Kevin Taylor, Aytahn Benavi, just was awarded 1st prize in two national youth competitions. He traveled to Columbus, Georgia and performed in the youth competition, at the Columbus Guitar Symposium. He also competed in the University of Dallas...

Gift of the Magi

A reading. Free and open to all ages. Introduce your family to this inspiration seasonal favorite,  Saturday, December 12, 5 PM at the Round Rock Public Library. Music by the Childbloom Christmas Guitar...
Austin Bella Corda Guitar Ensemble

Austin Bella Corda Guitar Ensemble

Austin Bella Corda Guitar Ensemble is a premier guitar ensemble drawing students from the Childbloom Guitar Program. The 2015/16 performers are (from l to r) Ben Parrish, Aaron Mink, Simon Krauskopf, Jeneve Wider, Maxwell Dodge, Elle Smith, Elyce Garcia, Aytahn...
Austin Bella Corda

Austin Bella Corda

Austin Bella Corda, the elite performing group of advanced Childbloom students, will be performing at Lakeway Activity Center ballroom on Sunday, April 19, 4 to 5 p.m. Their performance is free to the public. Players are (l-r) Aytahn Benavi, Avi Medina, Sam Forbes,...

Childbloom Students at Our Austin Open Mic

Austin/Round Rock Instructors, Adam Carney, Jody Moseley, Chris Stone and Katie Kerwin just put on an open mic for any students who wished to participate. And WOW! did they. Childbloomers packed the New World Cafe. Students from the most beginning to the most advances...

The 12th Day of Christmas in Round Rock

The Childbloom Christmas Guitar Choir will accompany a reading of  O’Henry’s ”Gift of the Magi” on Dec. 13 in the Round Rock City Council chambers. This group is comprised of 24 Childbloom students. The performance is...