Saturday, 22 January 2011

Music anyone?

Music anyone?

by Pip Cotton (PhD, MEd BA Hon)

Hi, my name is Pip Cotton. I recently moved onto my section at 15
Brown Street, Waitati. You may have heard me practicing piano in the
hall if you visit the library regularly. A number of people have asked
me if I teach music, and yes I did so for many years as a private
tutor in Nimbin, and at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium in Lismore
NSW. During those years I also worked as a musician, mainly with my
partner in the piano violin duo 'Czardas'.

Depending on interest I could make one or two afternoons available and
arrange to use the hall piano. This is an old Bechstein, probably more
than 100 years old, a bit rattley in parts but I am finding it a
wonderfully responsive instrument. Not so good for young beginners but
that is not my preferred area of teaching anyway. I have tended to
teach adults and older children, and often people looking for an
alternative to standard piano teaching that moves through grades. So,
if anyone out there has an interest in lessons, or wants help with
music theory, or perhaps needs piano accompaniment for their own
instrument, or just wants to jam, then please come and talk to me in
the hall sometime or call me on 0210358383. My own musical interests
are pretty broad and I am happy to try to jam with anything and
anyone.

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