Jon Yerby
  • Apr 18, 2013 6:00 am
  • 47:06 mins
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Jon Yerby had his own drum set when he was five years old and grew up in a musical home listening to his Dad play country western, blues, rock ‘n roll and folk music. When he was ten he started electric guitar lessons which went well until the day he heard music unlike anything he’d heard before.  He tried to describe the sound to his teacher calling it “Spanish” music—and he really hoped his teacher would start teaching him it immediately! Puzzled, his teacher eventually brought a nylon string guitar to one of their lessons and played it a bit. When Jon told his teacher that “that was it! That was the sound he’d heard!” His teacher kindly told him that what he wanted to play was classical guitar and he’d need a new instructor!  Today, Jon Yerby is the president of the Utah Classical Guitar Society and director of the guitar department at Salt Lake’s Gifted Music School. He’s also a professor at Utah Valley University.  In this episode he plays An Malvina, La Catedral, Una Limosna por el amor de Dios, Grande Overture Op. 61 and Rondena  Follow Highway 89 on twitter @byuH89 and on instagram @byuh89