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’Africanon & Dance’ by Kevin Taylor. This is one of our latest additions (2005) to our ensemble repertoire. It is in five parts and was recorded by seven kids: Dylan Clement (15), Catie Hungerford (17), Kevin Mullin (15), Mikaela Thomas (17), Ryan Voldstad (13), Eliot Wilde (13).

Africanon & Dance
  

Here are some tunes from our beginning literacy ensemble repertoire, played by the Childbloom Select Guitar Choir at the 2000 Guitar Foundation of America’s International Festival.

Goat Dance

Choral

These are tunes from our intermediate ensemble curriculum, played by the Childbloom Select Guitar Choir at the 2000 Guitar Foundation of America’s International Festival.

Shenendoah

Quatro Milpas

These are two pieces from a Childbloom student ensemble CD called ”Tunes For Christmas” (available from the Childbloom Co.). These arrangements and this MP3 file are used by kind permission of Plucked String, Inc., Box 2770, Kensington, MD 20891.

Coventry Carol

Angels We Have Heard on High

This was an encore piece at the GFA festival performance – a favorite of all who learn it.

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Some recent Childbloom students perform at our monthly open mic.

We seek to provide performance opportunities for our students in the forms of recitals, performance groups, charity performance, concerts and our popular open mic.

 

CHILDBLOOM STUDENT WINS 1ST PRIZE AT PRESTIGIOUS GUITAR COMPETITION

12-year old Childbloom student, Aytahn Benavi was awarded 1st prize at the University of Dallas Youth guitar Competition on March 1. Aytahn competed in the under 14 category. There were dozens of competitors from around the state and beyond. Aytahn began his studies with Chris Stone at age 5 in the Childbloom Guitar Program. He currently studies with Kevin Taylor. Aytahn performed 2 pieces for the judges: Prelude from J.S. Bach’s 1st Cello suite (BWV 1007) and Tango de Lejos by Maximo Pujol.

Aytahn

 

TYLER RHODES

Tyler began his Childbloom lessons at age 7 with Kevin Taylor. He won his first guitar competition at age 11 and several more after that. He appeared on the NPR radio Show, ”From The Top” and received the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship for young artists, which allowed him to study abroad in 2012. He is now a freshman at the University of Texas studying under Adam Holzman.




COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES

Many of the Childbloom Guitar Programs involve their students in performance groups that regularly play in the community. Childbloom groups throughout the country regularly perform for hospitals, retirement centers, schools, libraries and offices. Wouldn’t you like your children to make this valuable outreach part of their lives? This is part of the Childbloom spirit. Come join us!