Hello KCRB Students and Families!
Congratulations to everyone who performed at last month’s recitals! They were amazing and we couldn’t be prouder of the students. One very special thing about being a music teacher is seeing our students grow over years of learning. Many of our students have been with us a long time, and it’s truly inspiring to remember where they were a few years ago, and watching them tear it up on stage now!
Please note – we’re closed May 29 & 30 for Memorial weekend. This is one of our scheduled four weeks off per year.


Years ago, one of my drum teachers told me, “A live show is worth 3 lessons.” — and I agree! Seeing music performed is SUCH an important part of a person’s music education. What better way than to watch your own teacher perform? Here’s where some of your very own KCRB teachers will be performing in the next few months. Check them out! – Laura Lee

Karren Schiele – June 11, 2:00pm – with the A-flat Orchestra at the Kauffman
Josh Talley – May 21 & 28, 10:30am – Center Church, inside The Truman
Matt Crandall – May 28, 5:00pm – Celebration at the Station (Union Station)
with Drive On, rock band of the 312th Army Band
Laura Lee Crandall – May 27, 6:00-10:00pm – with country band, Midnight Rodeo, at Los Cabos Mexican Grill in Independence, MO
Nick Baker – May 19 & June 3, 7:00-9:00pm – with The Daniel Dissmore Group at The Ship
— May 20 10:00am-4:00pm – Drum Safari at the Turkey Creek Festival at Antioch Park
Ryan Sieh — May 21, 10:30am – Center Church, inside the Truman
May 27, 9:00am and 10:45am – Evangel Church

Congratulations to KCRB student, Eliot Wagner!Eliot Guitar Student from Kansas City

Eliot graduates from Shawnee Mission South High School this week! Eliot is going to study Mechanical Engineering at Kansas State this fall.
Eliot started at KCRB in 2016 on drum set and took lessons for four years. He began guitar lessons two years ago. We’re so proud of him; he’s an creative, smart, and kind young man!


Student of the Month – Molly McDonaldMolly and Bryson

Molly McDonald has been taking guitar lessons for 1 year at KCRB, with teacher Bryson Thomas.  Bryson choose Molly because, “Molly is a natural and fast learner.  She has a love for music that everyone should have!”
Way to go, Molly!  Here’s more about her:

How old are you? 11
What grade are you in?  5th
What’s your favorite song you’ve learned so far?  Love Story by Taylor Swift
Who is your favorite super hero?  Wonder Woman
What do you like about playing guitar?  I can learn to play my favorite songs.
Any advice for other student musicians?  Keep practicing and never give up. 

KCRB Teachers Performing!