One of our goals in teaching music lessons is to encourage students to share their talents on stage. Unfortunately, finding opportunities can be difficult for budding performers. You may have noticed our mention of VillageFest while looking around the site. VillageFest is an annual concert hosted in conjunction with our friends over at Dunwoody Music. It features a lineup of young performers and also doubles as a charitable event. We raised over $1,500 dollars this year, which was donated in full to Camp Twin Lakes and Canine Assistants. Please follow the links if you would like to know more about each charity.
As professional teachers, we strive to offer our students all the musical knowledge we have. History has shown again and again what a powerful tool for good and change music can be, and we believe this lesson to be as important as knowing the music theory behind a G#maj7add13(b5) chord. . . Actually, we’re pretty sure it is more important, unless you are in a room full of music snobs. In that case, you may equally need to know the theory behind that chord. Should you find yourself in such a scenario and don’t know what that chord is, just play a power chord and those music snobs will scatter like roaches. FOR REALS.
The weather was perfect, the sun was out, and there were over 500 people in attendance. All total, there were 22 acts that performed on the stage in front of Dunwoody’s own Village Burger. Atlanta-based teen act Array closed out the evening with a livened barrage of punk and new wave influenced originals. Please feel free to contact us if you have a young musician that would like to be a performer in future concerts.