Happy Birthday ImaginOn!

Happy 10th birthday to ImaginOn, Charlotte’s premiere venue for children.We are delighted to be participating in the event, this Saturday, October 10th by featuring one of our special students, Will Thames, age 14. Will is an 8th grader at Alexander Graham Middle School and plays in our jazz jam band. With us since Kindermusik at age 5, Will has mastered complex jazz at a level not normally reached until adulthood. He has been blind since birth, but we were able to notice within the first few weeks of teaching him that he has the rare musical gift of perfect pitch and beyond.

Saturday from roughly 2:00- 3:00 he will perform with John, his teacher and with adult jazz drummer, Paul Walker. They will play jazz standards  with jazz arrangements of children’s classics sprinkled in. Will’s primary ambition is to become a professional broadcaster, so on Saturday he will be the MC, practicing his other special gift of rousing the crowd with his passionate narration skills. He was a huge fan of Garrison Keillor when we first met him and our early lessons were kind of a mock imitation of the show “A Praire Home Companion.” His delight in playing jazz and connecting with an audience is infectious!

On Saturday October 24th, Ms. Betsy will be following the well known Charlotte Symphony Musical Petting Zoo with a Kindermusik playdate.The Charlotte Symphony has offered children this up close experiences with orchestral instruments for many years. It will take place at the Joe and Joan Martin Center of ImaginOn from 11:00-12:30 with the Kindermusik fun beginning at 12:30. We will have a drawing for a month of free tuition. The first 20 Kindermusik kids to RSVP to Betsy  704-258-2022 that you are coming get a free “We Love Kindermusik Tee shirt!’!


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