Music Blog Week 4

By February 26, 2015 Blogs, Music Media Art Drama

ENSEMBLES
Our newest ensemble to come to life is the Senior Jazz Band. With the help of Lazare, this talented group of musicians is creating a beautiful jazz vibe in the music room. They get together every Monday and Friday lunchtime so come and listen to Moondance, Summertime, Autumn Leaves and much more.

MUSICIAN PROFILE
Ben Carr

Hi, my name is Ben Carr.

I play all the instruments in the Saxophone family, and the Saxophone’s close cousins, the Flute and Clarinet. My education since the Victorian College of the Arts has taken me to London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Krakow and New York City.

I am very passionate about composing, performing, recording and touring original music, and I am grateful for the opportunity to pass my knowledge of music, from all over the world, on to the students at Preshil.

I have a website with a full bio and plenty of video footage: www.bencarr.com.au

PRACTICE TIPS
Work in Sections – This week’s practice tip encourages you to work on tricky things in small sections. Don’t play through everything everyday but rather work on small sections that cause you trouble. Go on, give it a try!

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Music Healing – ever had trouble sleeping, or find yourself stressed? This free app helps you to relax and get away from it all. Give it a go and try it!

PRESHIL TEACHERS’ GIG GUIDE
Catherine Wood (Piano/Keyboard)
Strictly Ballroom (Music Theatre)
Her Majesties Theatre, Melbourne

Ainslie Wills (Voice)
Thursday 26 February 7.00pm
The Toff (Folk)
Swanston Street, Melbourne

Karoline Kuti (Cello)
Saturday 7 March 6.00pm
Le Diner en Blanc (DJ and cello)
Secret Venue

Atilla Kuti (Violin)
Friday 13 March 8.00pm
RAAH Project Cd Launch (a fusion of classical, electronica, hip hop and jazz)
Playhouse Theatre, Arts Centre, Melbourne

GIG GUIDE FOR ALL AGES
Angus and Julia Stone (Folk)
Friday 27 February 7.00pm
Margaret Court Arena

Drake (Hip Hop, Rap)
Friday 27 February 7.00pm
Rod Laver Arena

Conor Orberst (Folk)
Saturday 28 February 7.00pm
Melbourne Zoo

Foo Fighters (Rock and Pop)
Saturday 28 February 7.00pm
Etihad Stadium

Brunswick Street Music Festival
Sunday 1 March – Sunday 15 March
Brunswick Street Festival

Rufus Wainwright (Rock & Pop)
Wednesday 4 March 7.00pm
Palais Theatre, St Kilda