The Pathetique Sonata and other things

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 14, 2015 and filed under blogjuneculturefilmsmusic

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 […]

On teaching: humans not customers

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 9, 2015 and filed under blogjunemusic

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….

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 8, 2015 and filed under blogjunemusic

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. […]

Last day of June

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 30, 2014 and filed under blogjunemusic

I was going to write something but decided to wrap up #blogjune with a song instead  

Have piano seat will travel

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 22, 2014 and filed under blogjuneculturefilmsmusicUncategorized

Last night I decided to take my own adjustable piano stool to play at our choir concert. At our rehearsal on Thursday evening the seat with the piano in the hall annoyed me no end. It was too low and not adjustable. As a pianist it is rare that you ever perform on the instrument […]

caught up in a swirl of sound

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 21, 2014 and filed under blogjuneculturelifeliving in the regionsmusic

Since I moved back to Bundaberg I’ve been involved with the Bundaberg Orpheus Singers. I was excited to join a choral group singing in 4 part harmony. Believe it or not – not all regional centres have adult singing groups. I was happy to sing with the altos for the first few years. I liked […]

quietly heartbreaking and chock full of romantic angst

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 6, 2014 and filed under blogjuneculturedays of the weeklifemusic

Friday has turned into what I call in my mind, “music day”. I have two adult music students who come for an hour lesson each. One is a retired primary school teacher who returned to piano lessons as an adult. I love lessons with her as we chat about all sorts of things, including piano […]

Dancing about architecture

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 4, 2014 and filed under blogjunelifemusicUncategorized

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….

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 3, 2014 and filed under blogjunelifemusic

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 […]

of this and that….

Posted by Wendy Davis on May 24, 2014 and filed under bloggingblogjunelifeliving in the regionsmusicstudytelevisionUncategorized

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 […]