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Dancing about architecture June 4, 2014

I was interviewing someone for my Musical Bundaberg project (which is pretty much in rest mode at the moment) and we were talking about playing in public. This person had been a fine pianist and studied music at UQ. That was some years ago and she confessed to no longer wanting to play in public […]

A grand piano and a room to put it in please…. June 3, 2014

For a number of years at Christmas I have been going to a lovely Christmas party where the hosts finish the evening asking everyone what they hope Santa will bring them. For a few years now my answer has been ” a grand piano and a room to put it in”. The most I ever […]

Goldmark May 31, 2014

In preparation for #blogjune which starts tomorrow I thought I best do a little practice run at the old blog here. I have fallen in love with a piece of music I have never heard before and am now playing. It is the second movement of the violin concerto by Karl Goldmark. He was a […]

of this and that…. May 24, 2014

Lots of things have been happening and I have once again turned into a slacker with blogging. So, to get ready for #blogjune I probably should write a few posts this week. Let’s start dear blog by catching up. I’ve been having a lovely time nearly all of the time over the last months. I’ve […]

I have time to think…. March 27, 2014

Hmmm….I don’t have anything particular to post about but thought I should pop in another one before March finishes. Life is settling into its new routine quite nicely now. Studying without working full time is strange but I’m getting used to it. At first I was suspicious that I seemed to have plenty of time…so […]

and then….. December 17, 2013

I noticed something unusual a couple of weeks ago during a piano lesson with one of my younger students. We were learning a new piece which basically means he was sight-reading his way through it. Depending on a student’s sight-reading skills this can be quite a halting process as they stop to work out what […]

Today I played the piano September 14, 2013

Now, you’re probably what’s interesting about that. Yes Wendy, we know you play the piano. You play for a choir, you teach the piano, you accompany students for exams. Blah blah blah. Today I actually played for myself. I pulled some music out of the cupboard that I used to play a lot. Classical music. […]

The last day of June June 30, 2013

This is one of my all time favourite songs…and bonus it’s called the last day of June. Love.

to be an “accompaniste” June 29, 2013

I’ve finally started going through the treasure trove of choir programs and newspaper articles that date back to 1977. I’m scanning them in preparation for my cultural heritage research project. So hurrah for me in making a start. Today this caught my eye in a program from 1982. I wonder if I will ever graduate […]

View from the piano June 20, 2013

Here is a snippet of rehearsal on Monday night. Recorded in a very diy fashion with my iPhone. There were some strong basses missing and I was closest to sopranos so they come through more clearly than other parts.