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  • Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2016 11:06
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I've been slow on the blog updates here, but in 2015 I aim to rectify that.  Over the coming months I'll be adding regular entries here, discussing a range of topics that arise in different areas of my life as a musician and teacher.

My teaching life resumes next week after the summer break.  As any sessional music teacher will understand (except perhaps guitar teachers!), this is the time of trepidation, not knowing whether or not you will have enough students to pay the mortgage and the bills.  I've been fortunate enough to have worked in a number of excellent music departments over the years, but that doesn't necessarily lead to wage security.  We rely on many different factors in order to build a good student list that can be sustained.

Firstly, our own skill as a teacher, which helps in getting current students to continue.  Poor teaching loses students quicker than anything else.

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Upcoming Gigs
Sept 29 - Paul Williamson Quartet at Uptown
Dany Maia - Fridays at Vamos
Oct 6 - Panorama Brasil in Wangaratta

Upcoming Gigs

Please click through the tabs for information on our upcoming gigs.

Sept 29 - Paul Williamson Quartet at Uptown

Saturday September 29, 8:30pm

Paul Williamson Quartet at Uptown Jazz Cafe

One of Australia's leading trumpeters, Paul Williamson, presents music from great Australian composers, with his quartet featuring Joe O'Connor, Hiroki Hoshino and Al Kerr.  uptownjazzcafe.com 171 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.

 

 

 

Dany Maia - Fridays at Vamos

Dany Maia Quintet at Vamos

Fridays from 7:30pm

Dany Maia brings the best of Brazil to Vamos every Friday night.  Joined by her stellar band, Dany brings incredible joy and energy to every performance.  Singing great songs from samba, bossa nova, MPB, and forro, Dany brings the spirit of Salvador da Bahia to Melbourne.  Bookings here.  Level 1, 37 Little Bourke St.Dany Maia 1

 

 

 

Oct 6 - Panorama Brasil in Wangaratta

Panorama Brasil in Wangaratta

Saturday October 6

Featuring Doug de Vries and Diana Clark

Panorama Brasil hit the road for a one-off concert in Wangaratta, featuring the amazing Doug de Vries and Diana Clark.  Full details and tickets here.