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Coffs Harbour, Australia

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  • About

    Coffs Harbour, Australia
    Current Setup:
    Hybrid bass of questionable origin, Gliga violin, various guitars, amps, cabinets etc, keyboards, digital piano, and all the associated paraphernalia.
    Favorite Genres:
    Jazz, jazz/rock, Rock 'n Roll, anything rhythmic, bouncy.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Coffs Harbour orchestra, C/H Swing band, trad jazz band
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Too much to list; used to change instuments like I changed my socks.
    G.A.S. List:
    Full time gigging so I can quit teaching
    Influences and Teachers:
    Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Charlie Parker, Joe pass, Barry Morton, Coltrane...
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Violin, guitar, fishing, art, cartooning, piano
    I am not available for lessons as such, but:

    I am in my 50s and don't have the energy or the inclination to pursue a career playing music. I used too, not anymore.

    I would really like the opportunity to mentor a young player and pass on my many years of experience playing music and earning a living doing so.

    Formal lessons lock me into a schedule and due to personal reasons - I have a sick wife and I am her full time carer - I can't commit. Also, the traditional weekly lesson structure is insufficient for the greatest musical growth. A mentoring relationship often grows out of the weekly lesson format anyway, so I propose cutting that bit out.

    If you are a young musician, dedicated to artistic growth first, money and fame second, then send me a message.
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