CGCA 009 : Kari Conroy

CGCA 009 : Kari Conroy

2018-12-06T12:12:20+00:0015 Comments


  1. Roger Ramirez December 6, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    As mentioned in the podcast, you can send me a message with your 2019 guitar goals by going here:

  2. Mark C2 December 6, 2018 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Great to hear two of my favorite CGC members in conversation!!
    Many thanks,

  3. Janiesplace December 6, 2018 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Really nice interview! I always love seeing glimpses or sounds of Kari’s child in the background and now I know there are 3 of them! Lovely to know you play lullabies to the babies at bedtime. Congrats on your guitar accomplishments!

  4. Donna Zitzelberger December 6, 2018 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    So great to hear Kari’s guitar story – she is an inspiration to all of us at the academy! I didn’t realize she brought the Bach Adagio to the table – it is fast becoming a favorite of mine! Thank you, Kari! And, as always, thank you Roger for this podcast!

  5. John Rabinowitz December 7, 2018 at 1:08 am - Reply

    Roger, Kari…great conversation. I came across Adagio on youtube when I found our own Julie Watson playing the piece. Not sure how she came across it but Kari, if you are the source for getting it on our site, thank you, thank you, thank you…I have fallen in love with this short sweet piece. You are raising three little ones and still find time to study guitar…I am in awe, wow!

  6. Richard Croad December 7, 2018 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Great to hear your Podcast again, Roger, and Simon’s update. But alas, the grade 7 and 8 repertoire is a distant dream for me. One day, perhaps I will wake up and find it is reality. And Ms. Conroy, you are an inspiration and followed many members, including moi. You set a great example of dedicated learning fitted around many other commitments. We appreciate your observations, advice, support, cheering, and infectious enthusiasm. That’s leadership!

  7. RKordel December 7, 2018 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Roger, Kari,

    A great podcast.

    Roger – thank you for your work on this podcast, and all the other podcasts. They are a great boost to the community and are much appreciated. I did need to answer a question you had – how could someone not take part in the forums? It is simple and something I have said to Simon as well. I am still working and sometimes I need to make a decision – do I post in the forum or do I practice? On some days (like this one) I can do both. Other/most days I need to choose. On those I usually read some of the comments but don’t have enough time to post coherently.

    Kari – I was smiling as I listened to your history. I also started serious study with a 1 credit course in college. I think my parents would have been somewhat shocked to learn that my “homework” consists of 30 minutes for the 4 courses/16 credits I was taking, and 4 hours for the 1 credit course I was taking. But I am still playing the guitar. That other stuff? Think of Guido Sarducci’s 5 minute university ;-)

    All the best to the both of you.


    • Roger Ramirez December 7, 2018 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      I understand Richard. But you still found time to post. ;)

    • Kkc December 7, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much for listening. I’ve really enjoyed the insights you share when you do have a chance to post. For what it’s worth, I think you contribute in meaningful ways, even with your time commitments.
      You are such a dedicated guitarist. I look forward to see you grow!
      As for the 1 credit, LOL! I’m glad to know I’m not the only one.

  8. Michael Clunn December 7, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Another great RogerCast! Or maybe we can shorten it further to just RogCast. :) I always the insight you get into your chats with Simon and, even thought I have a decade before I get to grade 7, it’s still exciting to see how the site and the curriculum is always developing and getting better.

    Thank you Kari for giving us an insight into your life! I don’t know how you manage to find the time with 3 little one running around, I’m amazed at your dedication to guitar. When are you going to convince your husband to record a duet piece with you? As usual, I will be stealing prolifically from your example. You’re definitely right about the impact the community has on my progress. I’ve learned just as much from my friends here as I have from my own studies, maybe even more. Good luck prepping for your next concert, send us all an invite!

    • Kkc December 7, 2018 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Thanks for having a listen. I have to make a big clarification. My husband studied classical PIANO for eleven years in his youth, NOT guitar. Slip of the tongue on my part. And yes, I would love to get him back to those keys for a duet. ;)

  9. Narayan Kumar December 7, 2018 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Well done, Kari and Roger. I have a lot to catch up on the podcast front. Haven’t been a regular visitor to these parts. But glad I got to hear from Kari of Nebraska and about her old guitar from the attic that started it all. Wishing you, Kari, a satisfying future, you sure deserve it if only for all the support and appreciation you’ve been giving a lot of us.

  10. Martha Kreipke December 8, 2018 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Roger and Kari, for an enjoyable interview. Both of you work hard to both increase your level of classical guitar performance but also – and maybe just as important – to enhance the value for all of us to be part of this special community of musicians. I am starting now to draft my classical guitar goals for 2019. What a great idea!

  11. Jeff Peek December 9, 2018 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Just listened through and am smiling ear-to-ear at Kari’s story. Thank you both for a great Podcast.

  12. Scott Brandenberg December 14, 2018 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Wonderful podcast. Kari, it was great hearing about your journey. Your appreciation for the CGC community was sincere and heart-felt, and I think many of us feel the same way. I hope to see you play with your kids one day on that 3/4 guitar!

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