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Inspirational musician Sarah Getto to give concert

Sarah Getto, a musician who was born blind and with a severe cleft palate, will perform a concert on September 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Alexandria Covenant Church. (Contributed)

Musician Sarah Getto will give a concert on September 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Alexandria Covenant Church, 4005 Dakota Street, Alexandria.

A free will offering will be accepted to support the Every Kid a Camper Fund.

Despite being born blind and with a severe cleft palate, Getto began teaching herself to play the piano at age 3 and the violin at 10.

Along with the piano and violin, she plays the guitar, bass and the autoharp. She also writes music in a variety of styles including instrumental, country, classical and Christian. She does all of her recording in her own studio.

Her dream is to teach music at the elementary level, as she was inspired by music educators and wants to pass on some of that inspiration to her students one day. She's also interested in becoming a music therapist.

Getto placed first in the state at the National Association of Teachers of Singers (NATS) competition.

Her other musical highlights include performing with the Oak Ridge Boys for an audience of 30,000 and placing third in the 2006 Billboard Magazine World Songwriting Competition.

Since graduating from college, Getto has performed across the country at music shows, conventions, RV resorts, rallies and samborees.

Her show features music originally recorded by Anne Murray, Karen Carpenter, The Supremes, Captain and Tennille, Alison Krauss, and many other pop, country and Gospel performers.

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