Last Thursday morning, November 8, Laurence Juber gave two spell-binding performances for students in San Luis Obispo, CA….
Says Melody Klemin, GITC coordinator and teacher trainer,
“Laurence positively captivated his young audience throughout his entire performance, encouraging participation through clapping, guided listening, exploration of the parts of the guitar, storytelling and taking questions. He invited the kids to consider learning the guitar as he did and as their teachers were doing, reinforcing the concept that music is an important part of education and of life. The students roared with applause as he ended each song, especially the finale sing-along of “Yellow Submarine” with the teachers singing and playing along onstage. Laurence Juber is not only an incredible musician, he is an incredible human being whose warmth and passion for music education inspires both educators and students alike.”
We hope you enjoy these photos from the morning shows in this central California community! To learn more about Laurence, his music and life, please visit www.laurencejuber.com. In the days ahead we will have a report to share about the evening show Laurence did to launch the Robyn Brancart Infinite Music Foundation as well as to fund GITC in the area. That report will also have video footage from the performances at Pacheco, featured in still photos, below. Guitars in the Classroom thanks Laurence, Melody Klemin, National Resophonic Guitars- Don, Eric and Shannon, and especially Sarah Mason and Jim Vanko of Harvest Moon Presents and the Robyn Brancart Infinite Music Foundation for raising $4800 to cover the cost of new programs for the teachers and children of San Luis County! Way to go!