This live jam of Creep by Radiohead was recorded at a student performance. The young kids here both take guitar lessons through Lessons That Rock and worked hard at being able to play this song form start to finish, as well as how to play in front of a large crowd, and with other musicians in a live setting. It might not seem like a lot, but those are big steps to take when you’re just 12 years old!
In this beginning piano lesson, we will learn how to play Clocks on piano by Coldplay. Clocks is a great piano song for beginners to learn as it incorporates a few basic elements that repeat over and over throughout the song. It can also be simplified for beginners and made more difficult for more advanced piano players.
This electric guitar cover and vocal cover of The Middle by Jimmy Eat World was recorded live at a Recital That Rocks at a home. The kids in this video worked hard at playing their songs from start to finish for their friends and family in the audience.
This live jam of House of the Rising Sun by the Animals was recorded by my guitar students and myself at a home performance. The performance, known as a Recital That Rocks aims to put together groups of students to help them learn how to play together with each other, and gain some experience performing live in front of an audience.
This full band, guitar and vocal cover of Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones as recorded live at a student performance featuring a kid rock band I helped put together. Our kid rock band focuses on playing easy guitar covers to help them gain experience and confidence as young musicians. Each of the kids in the band has taken both private music lessons, and group music lessons to help them prepare by learning songs from start to finish, and learn how to work, play and cooperate well with other musicians.
This live vocal and guitar cover of Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was recorded at a student performance. The students in this video hadn’t met until the day of the performance, which is a great testament to how much they practiced, considering how well the song came off.
This live full band cover of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen was recorded by two guitar students and myself playing cajon. My students prepared for a couple of weeks to help them learn how to work with other players, play in front of an audience, and of course, learn how to continue playing through the song no matter what happens.
This full band cover of Ho Hey by The Lumineers was recorded live by a kid rock band I put together featuring my guitar and bass guitar students. In our kid rock band, I play cajon, and the kids play guitar, bass guitar and sing lead and backup vocals. This video was recorded live at Peet’s Coffee in Seal Beach, CA – a great first gig for young, new performers to “get their bones” playing out live.
This is a kid rock band I put together from my various guitar and bass guitar students. All of the kids playing this vocal and guitar cover of Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival were between 8 and 11 years old at the time of this live performance. They worked really hard at playing this song for their friends and family at a local coffeehouse in Seal Beach, CA.