Congratulations to Pablo on being selected as our February Student of the Month!
At the intersection of curiosity and inspiration, one name shines brightly this month as we proudly announce Pablo McConchie as our February Student of the Month. Pablo, a dedicated and passionate guitar player, began formal lessons with SoundLife in September of 2023. In the short amount of time from then until now, he has left an indelible mark on his instructor Jason, who comments regularly on his courage and work ethic, saying:
“He’s focused, he listens, and his love of music is fueling his enthusiasm, and the results are beginning to show.”
One of the defining moments of Pablo's musical journey occurred just before he began taking regular lessons. Shortly after signing up Pablo suffered a painful broken wrist. He was sidelined for quite some time, pushing the start of his lessons further back. For some, this might challenge their momentum or even prevent them from ever getting started. But that’s not Pablo’s story. Since getting his cast off, he’s been playing the guitar like a man on fire. He’s become increasingly self-motivated. Over the holiday break, he learned nearly four new songs all on his own.
In lessons, he approaches each challenge with a positive attitude and an insatiable curiosity. His dedication to mastering both the technical and expressive aspects of the instrument sets him apart as a true guitar monster in the making. Pablo is currently working on “In the Meantime” by Spacehog. One of the main hooks includes a repetitive string bend, which is a milestone technique for any electric guitar player. During a recent lesson, he struggled with it at first but never became discouraged or disinterested because it seemed “too hard.” Jason commented on this, saying, “I’m fully confident that he will have practiced the part all week and will have added string bending into his ever-expanding bag of tricks.”
As we celebrate Pablo McConchie as our Student of the Month, we are not just acknowledging his musical talent but also recognizing the positive example he sets for our musical family. Congratulations, Pablo! Your journey is an inspiration to us all, and we can't wait to see where your musical path leads next. Keep strumming and shining!
Q&A: Get to Know Pablo!
What do you like most about taking lessons/playing in a band/etc?
I like expanding my mind, learning new techniques that then give me the skills to teach myself songs in my spare time. Music is a nice way for me to express my emotions.
What is your ultimate goal with music?
I don't have an ultimate goal yet; I'm just enjoying making it a bigger part of my life. It's becoming more and more a part of who I am.
Who is your favorite artist/singer/player (and why)?
It is hard for me to choose a favorite, but I do love the White Stripes. I like Jack White's rhythmic style of playing and the whole vibe it gives off.