I love to read, and in the last few years I’ve been gravitating towards non-fiction. Lately I’ve been reading and working through a very interesting book, The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron. It’s a 12-week study to discover and cultivate a person’s creativity. I’ve loved it so far and the short exercises at the end of each chapter have been very eye-opening.

One of the main points of the book is that every person is creative; we were designed to be creative and it is part of our humanity. Some people had their creativity nurtured in life and it flourished.   Others had it squashed by people or situations, but it can always be rediscovered and developed again. The book is so encouraging–it’s like having a dear mentor coax you out of insecurities and self-destructive habits, encourage you to take care of yourself, and take your creative pursuits seriously.

I’m in week 3, so 9 more weeks and chapters to go. I encourage you to check it out and see how the creative part, the artist, in you can begin to bloom!

Happy Music Making!

Laura Lee Crandall, owner, KC Rock Band & Guitar

Our schedules are very full!   If you are interested in lessons, call ASAP to reserve your spot.

Matt Crandall – Mondays-1 opening; Thursdays-2 openings

Karren Schiele- Mon.- 1 opening; Thurs-1 opening

Laura Lee Crandall – Mon.-1 opening; Thurs.-1 opening

Mike English – Thurs-2 openings

Fall Recitals — Free and open to the public!

Come see what KCRB students can do!

Friday, November 18, 7:00pm


Sunday, November 20, 2:00pm

Both recitals will be held at the Evangel Church Youth Lodge.

Address: 1414 E 103rd St. Kansas City, MO 64131

The Youth Lodge is a separate building behind the main church building at the North side of the parking lot.

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London Nero

London has been taking piano lesson from Karren Schiele for 4 months!   Here’s a little about London:

Q: What grade are you in?
A: Second grade

Q: Why did you choose to learn piano?
A. Because the sound is good.

Q: What is your favorite songs you’ve learned so far with Karren?
A. Old MacDonald

Q: What is another song you’d like to learn one day?
A. Fur Elise

Q: What do you like to do besides playing piano?
A. I like to play basketball.

Congratulations to London for being picked as Student of the Month!   Keep up the good work, London!

Fall Concerts and Cultivating Creativity