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Tahoe Music Institute announces ‘Musician of the Month’

Ken Gracey is so enamoured with playing the clarinet he totes it along just about everywhere.
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TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Ken Gracey has been announced as Tahoe Music Institute’s “Musician of the Month” for December 2013. He was nominated by clarinet teacher Shauna Righellis because of his dedication and commitment to playing the clarinet.

According to Righellis, “Ken should be the spokesperson for adults learning a musical instrument. He comes to every lesson excited to learn and even says they are the highlight of his week.”

Gracey has participated in every Tahoe Music Institute event since he started taking lessons including recitals, jazz events, master classes, and ensembles.

He has proven himself to be a very inspired and passionate musician, jumping at every opportunity to play his clarinet. He takes his clarinet everywhere, including family vacations and camping trips.

“I was inspired watching my middle school aged children learn to play wind instruments, so I thought I’d try it myself,” Gracey said. “Now I’m over a year into learning clarinet and I look forward to every lesson. I really appreciate the customized professional instruction, Shauna’s patience and encouragement, the master classes and recitals. TMI’s approach has worked really well for me.”

This month Ken performed at the Kings Beach Holiday Tree Lighting and the Tahoe Music Institute Holiday Recital.

Tahoe Music Institute is located at 2810 Lake Forest Road in Tahoe City. For information about the school or lessons call 530-581-0618 or visit http://www.tahoemusicinstitute.com.

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