Meet 12 (soon to be 13) year-old Jack Henningsen, who has been taking guitar lessons for just under 1 year, and also plays the violin in school! Jack’s favorite song is “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, and his overall favorite band is The Beatles. Jack really likes his guitar lessons mainly because he gets to choose the songs he wants to learn, and gets all of the support he needs in learning with his instructor. He likes practicing just after school when there is some quiet time in the house.
When Jack looks at his future in music, he is happy with his current instruments he has chosen and wants to continue to grow with them. For now, his goal is to get to a level in his abilities where he would be able to make music with his friends. If Jack could play his guitar anywhere outside of the US, he would choose England. However he likes the variety of music available here in the states including rock, country, and jazz, and likes playing music here with people he knows!
According to his guitar instructor Andy, Jack is a very fast learner, and has been burning through his song list and exercises with impressive speed. His song choices have been ambitious and they are currently making great headway in learning “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin. Jack also recently played “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas at our recent student performance evening in front of our music community. Keep up the great work Jack!