Musical Monday

Hello Music-makers,
A reminder that this coming Monday is the last Monday of the month and therefore May's Musical Monday.
 

On offer this month is -
  • 10 am to 11 am  Morning Zither Run/Group -  a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $10 per session, includes the new tune-sheet and morning tea.
  • Please note that for the Zither Runs we have instruments available for you to use, should you not yet have your own, so why not give it a go? 🎶
  • 1 pm to 2:30 pm - Running with Zithers Ensemble rehearsal - this ensemble is a group of Zither & Autoharp players who, with a percussionist, challenge their music-making to play and harmonize in a group. Ensemble membership asks for commitment to attend rehearsals, a sense of fun and an annual membership fee of $10 to cover the cost of sheet-music. Please note - the Running with Zithers Ensemble rehearsals are not open-to-all music lessons, they are genuine rehearsals for instrumentalists working toward performance and/or recording. If you would like to try out playing with this ensemble.
  • 3 pm to 4 pm - Afternoon Zither Run/Group -  a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $10 per session, includes the new tune-sheets and afternoon tea.
  • 4 pm to 5 pm - Birregurra Community Arts Group Family Music Sessions with John James - These are fun, family music tasters introducing music to children of all ages through an eclectic range of instruments. $5 per session.
  • 7 pm to 8:30 - The Birregurra Community Arts Group Singing Circle - singing for fun because it is sooo good for us. Everyone's welcome $5.
  • Private music tuition - unable to attend Musical Mondays but wanting to start your own musical journey? Contact the following music teachers directly!
  • Piano & Violin - Jill Price 0417 207 298
  • Music Theory - Julie Payne 0413 255 687
  • Blues Harmonica - Ron Eichler 0429 222 422

Birregurra Painter's Collective News


During the school holidays we had the pleasure of a visit from Debbie McIntyre and she had the following kind words to share;

“While on school holidays I took the opportunity to visit Birregurra's newly formed painting group.
 
How lovely to find a small group quietly enjoying, exploring & sharing their love of painting. 

As founding members Sophia & Barry worked (or played!) away, the group's 'leader' Natalie introduced me & explained the ethos of the group. "I just wanted to paint with other people so I thought I'd start a group to see if anyone else wanted to as well. No pressure to work in any particular medium or way. I just wanted to be painting with others."

Barry & Sophia expressed how grateful they were that Natalie did!

As Barry explained to me about his painting, I started to get an appreciation for his skill & love of painting. Sophia was experimenting with different textural method for the base of her latest work. Thirteen year old Clodagh was having fun using water colours & looking for inspiration. That’s when Natalie brought out her computer generated art. Wow! They were fantastic! Some were dark & moody, others light & airy. All stunning.”

(Thanks Deb)

 Shortly after Deb left, Maggie arrived to work on her impressive ink study of the Church and this week Alison continued with her beautiful landscape while Chris worked on putting some finishing touches on her very entertaining journals. Whilst small, our painting group enjoys a variety of talents as well as many laughs and occasional personal concerns which all members treat with respect and care.
 
 
 
The Birregurra Painting group meets every Thursday at the Anglican Church hall from 11am - 2pm. BYO your painting gear. Tea & coffee provided.
Natalie can be contacted on  0412405922 or email natnewt@activ8.net.au


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