GFA Youth Showcase

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GFA Youth Showcase

Post by AndreaCannon » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:19 am


This student group was selected to perform in the prestigious Youth Showcase at the last GFA Convention in Ithaca, New York.

As their teacher, I was very proud of their performance and also very happy that it has heightened their enthusiasm for classical guitar.

This video is a piece for guitar trio by Texas guitarist and composer Eddie Healy. Eddie teaches at UT/Dallas and at Eastfield College. He gave us permission to post this performance: The students are 12, 15 & 13yrs old

Here are two additional videos which feature the quartet if you would like to check them out also:

Rumba (Stepan Rak)
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Take the A Train (Ellington / Strayhorn)
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Thanks for watching!
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Re: GFA Youth Showcase

Post by jas » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:52 pm

That was great, what tallent those young people showed. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: GFA Youth Showcase

Post by KeMe » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:17 am

Congratulations, Andrea.
You have done an amazing job with your students. I know that you must be very proud of them and you should be.
It is so rewarding when you see your students succeed and enjoy learning and performing.

Kay :sorride:
Music touches the heart, but playing classical guitar can lift your heart and enrich your life.

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Re: GFA Youth Showcase

Post by Vesuvio » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:50 am

Hi Andrea,

You must be delighted with the way your students are developing! I'm sure being a music teacher is a real challenge, but what a gift you offer when students are prepared to work hard at their art,

Best wishes, V :D :merci:
"There are only two things worth aiming for, good music and a clean conscience." Paul Hindemith


Re: GFA Youth Showcase

Post by Murdick » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:41 pm

Very nice Andrea. I went to school in the the DC area may years ago. I bet we know a lot of the same people. Your students appear to have been well-trained and actully know how to hold the guitar - something rare in student performances. Well done!! And you'r a jazzer. Take a look at my free straight rhythm guitar videos on youtube; do a search for: murdick rhythm guitar. Although crude, they are still useful.



Re: GFA Youth Showcase

Post by AndreaCannon » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:00 am

Hey, Kent

I have looked at your straight rhythm vids on you tube. What a good idea. very fundamental stuff. Thanks for posting and for giving me the tip to share.

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