Remember Connor, the 7-year-old whose recording of “Wild Thing” I posted a few months ago? He’s preparing the song for a school talent show next month, and he’ll be standing on the stage (at the altar actually—the show is being held in a church) and singing into a mic, so he needs some practice coordinating playing, singing, and strutting about like Angus Young. I decided to film him so that he could review his mic skills—moving in close during the whispered parts, and backing off when he hollers.
As you can see, he’s a natural. I hope he doesn’t blow out any stained-glass windows…
Inspired! That kid is adorable….and talented, too! I hope his parents continue to foster his creative streak.
What a wonderful blog (still don’t know what that means). I live in the UK, am 63 years old and have just bought a Taylor Baby. I’m finding it really difficult but am putting lots of time in. Each day I read your articles to give me inspiration. My teacher is really nice but embarrassed by my lack of talent and doesn’t really know what to do with me.
Best wishes and thank you. Pat B
I was half expecting him to fall on the ground and start rolling around while still soloing… that kids pure gold!
Hah! That was awesome! He’s gonna knock their socks off!
I appreciate how Connor seems naturally to balance serious guitar-playing with an unaffected stage persona. I’m guessing that he has a noblesse oblige attitude toward those who can’t help but say, “Look at the cute little kid jamming away!” Rock on, Connor.
Seriously, if you ever decide to make a TV ad to promote yourself as a teacher, this is your video footage.
Is it wrong for me to hope he does in fact blow out a few stained glass windows? Best of luck to Connor and …
LONG LIVE ROCK
Dude, you’re awesome!
Connor is totally awesome on the guitar. He is going to blow them away with his talent and enthusiasm. He rocks my world. You rock dude!
You totally rock dude! Awesome! You are an inspiration! Play it again, Connor!
Can we start a fan club?
This kid is amazing! He’s got the song and the attitude nailed. Rock on!!
You go, guy! If you have even Half the fun playing as folks have watching and listening to you, then you’re having a blast! Do me (but mostly, yourself) a favor and have your mom by you some earplugs so you can still hear your great music when you’re my age.
Thanks for the lift!
Impressive! That kids is the shiznittobam snip sap sap.
How cute! And admirable too!
I’ve started teaching my 9 year old son to play guitar and this video of a 7 year old rocking out has motivated him beyond words.
Connor’s got great presence.
Brilliant, I’m a guitarist and a teacher at the age of 17, this guy blew me away for his age, he’s fantastic! Keep at it Connor.
hi, i live in india and am 12 years old and i am learning the spanish guitar and i am truly inspired by this talented kid . i wish i would be like him someday!!!well done connor and may you succeed in the future
Somebody get this kid a recording contract!
This kid rocks!
I’ve added him to our freshly created Fretpoint website, dedicated to guitar related videos. You can vote for this video there: Fretpoint
Gosh, I wish some one had given me a guitar at the age of 7! Hope he keeps up the good work.
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Hey Rob, you’ll always be one of most important people in Connor’s life. Your work is so important! Keep it up!
Hi ya ROB,
I am a guitar teacher from AUSTRALIA with over 20 years of experience. I can relate to what your doing and have to congratulate you. You are a great teacher. This guy is passionate about his guitar. Do his parents play guitar or music? I work alot with young children and would love swap stories http://www.g4guitar.com.au Hope to hear from anyone who teaches or learns guitar.
I bought my guitar a few years ago, super-inspired by so much local talent & passion. Soon after, I moved, eventually lost the motivation & stashed my guitar in a closet. Recently, I decided to give it another shot. Just as I was becoming frustrated, I see this rockin talent.
Thanks, Connor (& teacher)… this is the inspiration i need! TOTALLY PHENOMENAL!
holy smokes thats great. i’m teaching my nephew how to play guitar, and i just know he will love this video..
I am learning this at school to!
Hope it went well!