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September 2016 
 
RESIDENT VOCAL INSTRUCTOR KIM YARBROUGH TEACHES MASTER CLASS
 
Want to fulfill your dream of learning to sing? Our resident vocal instructor, Kim Yarbrough, finalist on NBC's "THE VOICE" will be teaching a master class on vocal techniques at the Tarzana store, Friday, September 30th at 7:00PM.
 
Kim will be featuring three of her Knauer students for the class, guiding them in an "open lesson" for those interested in getting an inside glimpse of what it's like to have a vocal lesson. There will be time allowed for questions from the audience.
 
All ages 6 and up are welcome.  Admission is $10 each for adults and children 12 and over. For those adults wishing to bring their children under 12, the cost is $10 for the adult, and $5 for each accompanying child.
 
 
Knauer Music School Recital -
Knauer Music School Recital -"If I Ain't Got You"- Instructor Performance
Fun Articles!
Interview with the Student: Abby Callister

Abby recently sang in the National American Miss Pageant and won first place for talent.

How long have you been taking voice lessons?

About a month or two.

What do you like about singing?
 
I like that it is a way to express my emotions and it makes me feel good.
 
What is your favorite part about coming to your lessons?
 
It helps me improve my singing. I really like that Kim expresses her opinion and can tell when I'm doing something wrong and tells me.
 
What has been your favorite song to sing?

Headphones by Britt Nicole

Who is your favorite artist?
 
Sabrina Carpenter
 
What advice do you have for other students?
 
Keep working hard even if it is really hard and you don't think you can do it because in the end you will be happy that you did.
Fun Facts!
1. American composer, John Cage, composed a piece called 4' 33'', which is made up of 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence.
2. A grand piano can be played faster than an upright piano.
3. The world's best-selling musical instrument is the harmonica.
Teacher Spotlight: 
Kim Yarbrough
  
Kim Yarbrough has a "voice as sultry and haunting as a Southern Summer." Starting at a young age, Kim was trained as a singer, actor, dancer, and instrumentalist making her a quadruple threat. She is classically trained and sings in every style--Broadway, Blues, Rock, R&B, Jazz--you name it and she can sing it.

Ever since her appearance on Season 2 of NBC's "THE VOICE,"the world knows just how gifted Kim Yarbrough truly is. Her voice has been compared to that of Aretha Franklin and "Jennifer Hudson meets Chaka Khan." Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera consistently pronounced that Kim is "A force to be reckoned with."

After her appearance on "THE VOICE", Kim was interviewed on the"TODAY" Show with Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda and Al Roker. That same evening she sang with "The Roots" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon".

When she's not teaching at Knauer Pianos, Kim has made appearances as an actress and singer in commercials, films, and TV smash hits such as "The Mindy Project", "The Soul Man", "Jane the Virgin" "New Girl", "HOT in CLEVLAND", "BONES", "2 Broke Girls", "Dexter", "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", and is a regular comedy sketch character on the "CONAN"show.

Kim Yarbrough not only sings and acts, she has also been a producer since the age of six and a violinist since the age of seven. As a child, Kim encountered several opportunities to perform violin as a professional. One of the highlights of her instrumental career was playing for the Vice-President of the United States as a violinist in the Kenny Loggins TNN television special, "December" with noted violinist Karen Briggs.

To add to her extensive list of talents, Kim has made her own films and written her own original R&B, Gospel, and Jazz songs. She has released three CDs, two singles: "Nice and Slow" and "Brand New Day," and an EP of inspirational songs entitled "Dharma 888." Kim is releasing her newest EP this summer, entitled "Champagne & Grits."
Ask the Music Wizard!
 
Q: My child is 9 years old and has been taking piano lessons for a little while, but always resists me when I tell them to practice. They would rather be playing games on the iPad! I can't tell if they just don't like piano or if it's just a phase. I don't want to push them to take lessons if they really don't want to. Do you have any advice?

A: Thank you so much for your question! It is not uncommon for parents to come across this problem with their children. Throughout the course of lessons, students will have highs and lows when it comes to practicing. My recommendation would be to keep going with the piano lessons because after 1-2 years time you will really see a difference in your child's progress and the benefits of music lessons are endless! It might be difficult at first, but try to treat piano as if it were another subject in school. Making piano practice as important as school homework might help your child practice more. Did you know that learning to play an instrument actually makes a person smarter? Just keep encouraging your child and remind them that learning to play an instrument is a wonderful skill to have!
Just a Friendly Reminder

Out of courtesy for our teachers, please be sure to let us know if you need to cancel a lesson with 24 hours advanced notice. 

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