Although it is far from mandatory, all students will be encouraged to perform once a year in a relaxed environment. The Sumner Brothers will host this evening in conjunction with local coffee shops. These performance spots will provide students with an opportunity to get ‘real world’ experience performing live in front of an attentive audience (something that is too often ignored by traditional guitar lessons). It will also present an occasion for family members and friends to participate in and show support for their loved one’s undertaking.