Hello KCRB students!

    Congratulations to everyone who participated in the recitals last weekend!  I LOVE seeing our students sharing their music onstage–you all did a fantastic job.  Performing can be wonderful, nerve-wracking, terrifying….and everything in between.  I’ve also found it can teach us a lot of important life lessons.  My biggest steps in learning to deal with anxiety, self-doubt, negative self-talk, and distraction were on stage, playing music.  My hope is that KCRB recitals give our students a place to share their musical achievements and gain confidence in a low-pressure environment!  Thank you to all our students who played!

    Summer is almost here; if you need to miss lessons, remember you can always sign up for make-up lessons on our website!

   And speaking of summer, this is a great time to try out something new in music — I encourage my students to explore a new genre or technique for these upcoming months.  How about playing at a jam session in the city?  Let me know and we’ll come cheer you on!  There is a ton a live music going on in KC each summer, see how many shows you can catch.  

      If you make a summer goal, tell your teacher and we’ll help you achieve it!  Keep rocking!

  Laura Lee Crandall
 Owner, KC Rock Band & Guitar School of Music

Student of the Month – Olli Vannaman!

  Olli has been taking voice lessons at KCRB for 5 months with Ryan Sieh.  He’s involved in Musical Theater and has been doing a great job in his lessons!  Keep up the good work, Olli!  Here’s a little more about him:

School and Grade: Center High School, 11th grade

Why did you start taking lessons?  To be a strong singer for Theater

What’s your favorite song you’ve learned so far? 
          You’ll Be Back from Hamilton

Are you in any other music groups?  I play trumpet in band

What do you want to be when you grow up?  An Architect

Favorite pizza?  Margherita or mushroom

Any advice for other musicians?
  Have fun.  Go big or go home!

Recital Pictures!

Here’s a few pictures of the wonderful recitals we had this month!

Summer = Try Something New!