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Summer is for...relaxing and getting rusty?!

Every summer, I make the solemn pledge to myself that this summer I will take on practicing a different Paganini Caprice every week or challenge myself to an etude a day.   734 more words

Boot Camp

Honours All Round!

Three Top Notes Music Studio students entered for AMEB exams in this mid-year session, and I am very excited to report that all of them were awarded As (Honours) passes and glowing comments on their reports!   64 more words


Hannah shares her talents to help disadvantaged students

A special commendation this week to Top Notes Music Studio flute student, Hannah who took time out of her busy schedule to play in a concert organised by the Inner Wheel Club of Baulkham Hills to help raised funds for disadvantaged students attending Stewart House.   68 more words

Performance Skills And Tips

Is it Gospel or R&B/Soul? Whatever it is, keep giving me more. 

Hey y’all, hope all is well. And if it’s not, take a second, go talk to God, meditate or something, then come right back to KQ, and finish reading about this amazing soulful artist who goes by the name of Mali. 380 more words


The Art of Practicing Jazz Bass: Design Thinking

Note: this post was originally published on my other site, Gig-Ready Jazz Bassist.

Lately, I’ve become mildly obsessed with “design thinking” – the process of finding creative, practical solutions to real-world problems – particularly its applications to practicing “smarter, not harder.” As I wrote about on this site, I’ve recently been dealing with some… 265 more words


Garden Chit Chat #6

Despre ‘musicianship’ – aspect fundamental pentru un mediu sanatos si lucrativ in music business…

No Longer The Outsider

I wore out my copy of Uriah Heep’s debut album Very ‘Eavy, Very ‘Umble in my teens. I absolutely adored Gypsy and in those days, you could borrow LPs and cassettes from Coventry City Lending Library for pennies. 629 more words