Classical guitar students show off their talent

From left, Aengus Gordon, Ross Townsend and Reuben Chan.
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From left, Aengus Gordon, Ross Townsend and Reuben Chan.

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.

Reuben Chan gets into it.
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Reuben Chan gets into it.

"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.

26062016 NEWS Photo CHARLOTTE CURD/ Fairfax Classical Guitar Society's mid year concert at the Wall Theatre. Hamish Goodhue.
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26062016 NEWS Photo CHARLOTTE CURD/ Fairfax Classical Guitar Society's mid year concert at the Wall Theatre. Hamish Goodhue.

"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."

Thomas Williamson performs.
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Thomas Williamson performs.

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Classical Guitar Society's mid year concert at the Wall Theatre in New Plymouth, From left, Aengus Gordon, Ross Townsend and Reuben Chan.

Classical Guitar Society's mid year concert at the Wall Theatre in New Plymouth. Hamish Goodhue plays for the audience.

Classical Guitar Society's mid year concert at the Wall Theatre. It's Thomas Williamson's turn to shine.

Classical Guitar Society's mid year concert at the Wall Theatre in New Plymouth. Reuben Chan shows how it's done.

Classical Guitar Society's mid year concert at the Wall Theatre in New Plymouth. Angus Gordon plays a solo.

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