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Houston Young Artists

Post by AndreaCannon » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:58 pm

This trio of students were fortunate to be selected as performers on the Houston Young Artist Concert Showcase, which is a great honor for them and me also.

The two pieces are "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day"(from the Renaissance) and JS Bach Invention Number 10 in 3 voices


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Thanks for watching!

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Post by ... » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:46 pm

superb andrea, a very relaxed performance, delightfull :D

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Post by oski79 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:00 pm

Congratulations to all, Andrea. They look quite at ease and interact well with each other.
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Post by KeMe » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:21 pm

:bravo:
Great performance, Andrea.
I know that it must be fun to teach such talented students.
You've done a wonderful job with them.

Thanks for sharing your victories.

Kay :sorride:
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Post by Sean » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:38 pm

Kay, was that your picture in the latest issue of Soundboard?

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Post by KeMe » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:44 pm

Sean wrote:Kay, was that your picture in the latest issue of Soundboard?
Yes it was. That was one of my students who was killed on a motorcycle accident with his father on Mother's Day last year.
Valerie Hartzell who is the director of "Classical Minds" guitar festival was instrumental in setting up a memorial scholarship for my students to be able to attend Classical Minds.

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Post by Ruark » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:46 am

I can't help but ask why all three of them are playing with both feet flat on the floor, instead of with the left knee raised. Did you teach them that way, or what? Just curious. They are wonderful, in any case.

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Post by oski79 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:05 am

Ruark wrote:I can't help but ask why all three of them are playing with both feet flat on the floor, instead of with the left knee raised.
Ruark-- They're each using a guitar support of some sort. It looks like the young lady in the middle has an Ergoplay, and the other two Gitanos, or something like it.
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Post by AndreaCannon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:05 am

oski79 wrote:
Ruark wrote:I can't help but ask why all three of them are playing with both feet flat on the floor, instead of with the left knee raised.
Ruark-- They're each using a guitar support of some sort. It looks like the young lady in the middle has an Ergoplay, and the other two Gitanos, or something like it.
Ruark is correct. The young man uses a neck-up, the girl in the middle a tappert version ergoplay and the other girl a gitano guitar support. When they started their guitar study (at 4-6 years old) I taught them with footstools. However, when they were old enough for full-sized guitars, I encouraged them to try guitar supports and they all preferred them over the footstool.

Thanks for asking and thanks for watching!

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Post by Ruark » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:49 pm

Very interesting, Andrea, thanks. Why did you encourage them to use guitar supports instead of the "standard" on-the-knee position? I'm guessing it was because the guitars were too large for their small physical size - the headstocks would be up over their heads... ??

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Post by AndreaCannon » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:30 pm

I encouraged them to use guitar supports because I think they are more beneficial ergonomically speaking. We waited until they were big enough for full-size because not all supports can be used with smaller instruments.

Whether they use a footstool or a guitar support, the guitar must be the proper size. It's funny that you think the full-size is too large for their bodies as all of these students are taller than I am (5' 2") and are comfortable with full-sized instruments. In fact, the young man is 6 feet tall!

From Left to Right in the video the ages are: 14yrs ; 16yrs; 13yrs
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Re: Houston Young Artists

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:00 am

:casque: :casque: :casque:
:bravo:
Congratulations to all, Andrea.
a very relaxed performance, delightfull :D
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Post by Cary W » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:02 pm

That was great. Those students were so well prepared. :bravo:

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Re: Houston Young Artists

Post by James » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:52 am

Thanks for sharing that with us , Andrea. That was great! Also, as a physiotherapist, I am a big fan of guitar supports. Much kinder on the spine, particularly during hours of practice!

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