Its not uncommon for our students to do well in music but sometimes a student comes along with exceptional aptitude for his instrument, sometimes music in general. This young man is such a student. Cello was the first instrument young Caleb Dingle wanted to play. His ambition was to play in a major symphony someday. That day would be sooner than later as it turns out. 14 year old Caleb came to Janis Music seeking lessons for his newly aquired Cello rented from us by his mother. He wanted to try out for the Central Valley Youth Symphony and he only had a short time before tryouts would begin. He began lessons with music teacher Randy Carnahan, our string specialist, and working extremely hard was able to complete a years worth of work in a few short weeks. An 8th grader at River Islands Technology Academy, and a electric bass player in his school band, Caleb already had a head start on reading music. This along with intense instruction by Randy allowed Caleb to bypass the Prepratory Orchestra and jump right into the CVYSA Symphony with the advanced students. His trial by fire came on April 30th - Spring Concert 2017- at the University of the Pacific in Stockton were he sat with 3 other cellist and performed his first concert. From “Suite from Sigurd Jorsalfar op 56” by Grieg and Concerto for Piano in A minor op16 with 17th Annual Concerto Competition winner Kiko Torres-Velasco all under the direction of Music Director Thomas Derthick, Caleb performed well along side other more experienced musicians. When asked what his favorite piece was he replied, The Love Theme from Star Wars by John Williams. A great answer for a young man at his age!
Janis Music along with Randy Carnahan would like to express our pride in Calebs accomplishments and perseverance. He is a great example of how hard work can pay off in the end with rewards of self accomplishment and pride. Also we would like to recognize Calebs mom Carol. Without you this would not be possible. I takes dedication to your children to go the extra mile. Thank You for choosing Janis Music for your music needs.
Our spring Recital is just around the corner Stay tuned for more information on time and place.