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June 7, 2013

Guitar students deliver at area talent shows

In wrapping up their school year, guitar students from Parker County’s Childbloom Guitar Program have been busy honing their fingers and music skills for talent shows, competitions and more, including students such Abriela Bailey, Kellen Jones and Isaac Chavez.

“These types of events are a great way to not only motivate students to perform but also provides them an oportunity to showcase their skills to their friends, classmates and teachers who may not be aware of their skill level,” Childbloom program director Kevin Towson said.

Guitar students Kellen Jones and Abriela Smith previously participated in their school’s talent shows. Jones, 8, from Garner Elementary School, performed two songs: ‘The Ladder and La Folia.’ Smith, 10, from Peaster Elementary School, performed ‘Morning Has Come’ and ‘When the Saints Go Marchin’ In.’ 

“I had to concentrate on my songs,” Jones said after his show. “I like the challenges of learning how to play the guitar.”

Kellen said after the show about being nervous “I had to concentrate on my songs. I didn’t worry.” Kellen also says, about why he likes playing the guitar, “I like having the challenges of learning how to play the guitar.”   When asked about her performance Abriela simply said “I was a little nervous.”  

Isaac Chavez, 9, participated in The Texas Organization of Christian Schools (TOCS) Elementary State Bible and Fine Arts Competition at Victory Baptist Academy, where he placed third in the instrumental solo category.

“I was very nervous in the beginning but after I started playing I got more relaxed,” Chavez said. “I just enjoy playing the guitar and the sounds it makes.”  

The Childbloom Guitar Program is a comprehensive music program which introduces music to young people through the guitar ages from 5-12. For more information, visit or call 817-596-7333.

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