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Wakatipu Music Festival - Public Talk

Wakatipu Music Festival  - Public Talk

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  • Fri 4 Jun, 1:00pm – 1:45pm
  • Fri 4 Jun, 2:00pm – 3:45pm


Thomas L. Brown Gallery, 568 Speargrass Flat Road, Lake Hayes, Queenstown


All Ages

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  • Registration : $0.00

A vision for classical music education in Queenstown.
With Kinga Krupa, local classical pianist and piano teacher, Committee Member of Otago Branch, Institute of Registered Music Teachers NZ.

Kinga will paint a vision for classical music education in our region, sharing her experiences of the Eastern and Western European education systems, the pros and cons of each and how we can use the best of both worlds to enrich our cultural environment. This presentation will explain the vital foundations for quality music education, the importance of students understanding classical music and how to support their instrument learning with musical skills and in-depth education (ear training, theory of music, history of music, harmony, listening to classical music etc.). There will also be a practical aspect, comparing orchestral and piano scores of some well-known pieces – classical music is fun!
Suitable for anyone who is interested in furthering the conversation around classical music in the region.

Jazz Improvisational Tutorial with Christchurch jazz tutor Wytze Hoekstra (piano) and local legend Alex Yevstifeev (saxophone)

The workshop provides an intensive learning experience for musicians of all abilities and focuses on the "how to" of jazz. Participants will come away with an understanding of how to:

- Play jazz rhythms and learn how to swing
- Interpret a chord chart
- Understand the sounds of jazz
- Improvise a melody over a chord sequence
- Get started with a jazz combo

You will be encouraged to actively participate but there is no need to bring your instrument.
Topics covered will include: Listening, Improvisation, Demo Songs, Jazz Styles and Blues, Lead sheets, Jazz Rhythm and Harmony. You will receive useful handouts to put the workshop material into practise at home.

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