About three or four years ago, George Bell, classical music man about town in San Miguel de Allende, cultural capital of Guanajuato, expressed, (what at the time), I thought was a wonderful idea of
how to involve the young people of Mexico in music – “SUZUKI” method for guitar.
(George is one of the founders of the San Miguel Allende Chamber Music Festival; a former classical violinist, and, a champion of the Suzuki string method).
Now that music classes in the school system, during classroom academic time, have all but disappeared, I concurred with George.
What a brilliant idea!
- Mexico is known and world renowned for guitar instrument making
- Mexico is world renowned for its guitar playing and players, (probably only second to the trumpet)
- Mexican folkloric music is rooted, historically, to and with the guitar
And, last but not least,
- Mexico has an abundance of guitar teachers to inspire the next generations
Now we have the Cha Sun Chong et al Kindergarten to thank for what may be a new movement in guitar playing.
(They are pretty darn good too!; in my humble opinion).
Take it away and play us on and out…Cha Sun Chong!