Classical guitar students show off their talent
More than 20 guitarists performed for family and friends at the 4th Wall Theatre in New Plymouth on Sunday.
Students of classical guitar teachers Dominique Blatti and Ross Townsend showed off their skills by performing solos, duets, trios and ensembles.
Working together is always a good way to learn more about keeping timing and having to listen to others, Blatti said.
"It's good for any music students to be able to perform to an audience, even though it's going to be nerve-racking for some of them. The experience is going to be sensational and awe-inspiring and for their parents as well so they can see what all the hard work and practice leads up to."
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The students all learn the guitar properly, she said.
"In terms of learning to read music, where the notes are. It's not just a few chords and a bit of strum. Once you learn to read music you can play with other people."
The concert was also good practice for the students who will compete in the New Plymouth Performing Arts Competition next week, she said
"It gives to our performers a chance to air their piece before the competition."