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Music is a great teacher…or on not building failure snowballs June 27, 2015

For previous blogjunes I’ve been one of those people who challenged themselves to post everyday for fear of failing. So, this year (when I definitely haven’t managed to post everyday) I was happy to read Kate’s post on what “failure” teaches us.┬áMissing one day (or two or three) makes no difference. Success is in getting […]

At the risk of sounding like an old fart… June 16, 2015

It’s that time of the week when I put together my playlist for Tunn Rocks. I’ve been doing this since sometime last year for each Wednesday night. What a privilege it is to be able to inflict my musical tastes and choices on an unsuspecting internet radio listening public. If you are unaware, Tunn Rocks […]

The Pathetique Sonata and other things June 14, 2015

Last night I started watching Quartet after Rockwiz. I remember enjoying it the first time around but this time I found it all a little cliched yet meaning well. I had questions too. For example, where was Judi Dench? Surely she should have been in the Pauline Collins role. I didn’t watch it through until […]

Speaking of hair…. June 13, 2015

In a busy week I have managed to watch two music films and start watching one music television series. Last Sunday I re-watched Walk the Line. It was on SBS after the best TV music quiz show of all time, Rockwiz. Sidenote: Rockwiz stomps all over Spicks and Specks and always will. Controversial television opinion? […]

On teaching: humans not customers June 9, 2015

This is the last week at the school I have been working at teaching the piano. I’ve been there only since the start of this year and I thought it would be easier than this to leave. Half a year? That’s nothing. Surely, I can extricate myself gracefully. I will have barely had time to […]

Just me, my violin and some music…. June 8, 2015

I woke this morning full of grand plans for the public holiday only to discover the power was off. Not only was it off it stayed that way until midday. So no washing, no ironing (as if I was going to iron anyway), no netflix and no blogging! And I was a day behind again. […]

I really like the vest June 6, 2015

With winter weather sort of approaching here in regional Queensland it’s time to dig out the old winter woolies. A lot of the time it’s not actually cold enough for a coat with sleeves. Cue: vests. My mother is a big fan of the sleeveless vest. She has many. She wears them often. Imagine my […]

I blame Craig McLachlan June 5, 2015

When I was a teenager I was a Bee Gees fan. (It is worth noting that this was in the late 80s when the Bee Gees were well past the height of their career). I blame Craig McLachlan. I don’t know if anyone else remembers a TV special of a Bee Gees concert introduced by […]

all pizzicato

Aaah….blogjune. I’ve already missed a day and the reason was….music. By the time I got home from school yesterday and then went out to a rehearsal it was 9:45 and I was not in a blog post writing kind of mood. I love rehearsals. More than performances. Last night was Bundaberg Sinfonietta which is a […]

Music. Get with the program. June 3, 2015

It’s report writing week at school. There’s nothing like writing a report on a student’s progress or lack thereof to make a girl think about her practice as a music educator. That all sounds very formal doesn’t it? Music educator. Music teacher. Piano teacher. Pianist. Accompanist. Miss Davis. Miss Wendy. Wendy. Mrs Davis. Miss. I […]