Parent Testimonies

About Kevin Townson

Listen to Parents talk about the Childbloom Guitar Program:

”The one thing I’ve told …several friends…just how amazed they’ll be at how much they learn so quick and that the kids love it just as much as we love.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

”What attracted me to the Program was that it said it catered directly to children.”

”The group lesson and the idea that the parent is the…. guide…dynamite!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

”What we liked instantly was when she came home that first night she could play something.”

””..He can grow up with this program. I like the idea to think that when he’s getting into adolesence this is something positive that he will have.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

”Your kids drag out the guitar when grandparents come over…they’re really proud of that you know… ”

”The fact that they could play a song so quickly.. ”

 

This was an encore piece at the GFA festival performance – a favorite of all who learn it.

Click here to see a video of Childbloom students playing Gypsy Teens

About Kevin Townson

Kevin Townson was born 1962 in Ft Worth Texas.  Initially starting with the electric guitar playing Rock and Roll, he performed throughout the North Texas area from 1978-1983.  In the late 1970’s he was inspired by a video of Andrea Segovia performing at the White House for Jimmy Carter. This inspired and motivated him to further his classical studies. He says “I was so taken back by the fact that this guy must be 80 years old and he’s playing guitar (very well) to people that were absolutely spell bound.”  Kevin decided at that point he wanted to be like that when he grew up.

In 1985 he began his studies with Tom Johnson at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX where he received both his Bachelors and Masters degree in Classical guitar performance.

Kevin is currently performing extensively as a soloist and with his Latin-Jazz group, The Kevin Townson Band, for a variety of events throughout the DFW Metroplex.  He has released two CD’s to date featuring his unique blend of flamenco, jazz and pop sounds.  Pictures from Spain (2003) and Between The Lines (2005).

Kevin is also parting with his experience by teaching guitar.  For the past 22 years he has been teaching the Childbloom curriculum.  Kevin says “I really love teaching this method.  It’s so wonderful to see the kid’s eyes just light up when they learn something they thought was not attainable. It’s such a fun way to communicate with young people and hopefully inspire them to greater goals.

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Teaching Philosophy

His teaching philosophy is very simple.  Provide a safe and positive learning environment within the studio, as well as, present the student with the appropriate material needed for long term musical and technical growth.  Students must have a clear, focused and obtainable lesson plan and assignments need to be presented in a clear and concise manner to not only the student but the parent as well.   Communication between everyone is also very important in order to avoid confusion and conflicts about the lesson, the home practice and any goals which need to be focused on for the lesson.  As the students progresses and more challenges arise it’s important to encourage the student to have more and more ownership over their tasks.




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”Practice Counseling” is serious business. This is an important topic in every Childbloom teacher’s training and is robustly discussed at teacher workshops. We want to help your child get through the ups and downs of motivation and to build a lifelong love for music and learning. Important in that effort is the the Childbloom Monthly Newsletter that addresses the typical challenges you will experience regarding motivation and practice. Parents overwhelmingly agree that the newsletter is an important tool in helping them support their musical child.