Thanks for stopping by A Family Place. I enjoy working with families, and sharing the power of music with them. Kindermusik provides this outlet for me. This blog will allow me to share thoughts and ideas that can help families in their journey.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kindermusik Grads Make Debuts

Living in a small community, I can keep tabs on Kindermusik graduates. This past week, three Kindermusik graduates all had debuts. Two college sophomore's gave concerts and released their first CD. A middle schooler made his opera debut. Kindermusik, a good beginning never ends!

Drew Carroll is a sophomore church music major at Shorter University. Drew began Kindermusik at the age of 18 months. He continued through about age 7, completing the Young Child curriculum. Drew continued his music experience through children and youth choir at church, plus he was in band at Model High School. During his senior year of high school he began leading worship at his home church and then other local churches. He taught himself to play guitar and began to write songs. This past weekend he released his first solo album, Beautiful Mystery. His CD contains numerous original compositions.
Lisa Anders is a sophomore at Berry College. Lisa was in Kindermusik from about ages 3 - 8. Her family moved to Columbus Georgia when Lisa about 9 years old. When Lisa was applying to colleges, she applied to Berry College. I was delighted to re-connect with her as a young adult when she returned to Rome last year. During her high school days she participated in a worship band at her church. She continues to lead worship at a local church while studying at Berry. She plays guitar, piano and writes songs. She recently released a CD entitled, Misty Pathways. She produced her own CD using MacIntosh Pro Tools at Berry. The college course taught her to use this software, and she took those skills and turned her school project into something more.

Chase Brackett is a home schooled eighth grade student. Chase began Kindermusik at the age of 18 months and continued through age 7. He began violin lessons with Maria Griffith during his elementary years. Chase currently studies violin with Mirna Ciric. Chase sings with the Spivey Tour Choir in Atlanta, conducted by Martha Shaw. He has appeared in 15 Rome Little Theatre shows. Chase also studies dance with the Dance Centre and Claddagh School of Irish Dance in Rome. Chase made his opera debut as Amahl in Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" as performed by the Rome Symphony Orchestra.

Kindermusik is a great foundation in music, and you never know where it will take your child!

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