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Thanks for visiting Cello Dreaming.
Here you can find out about my performance projects, my work in the community and my passion for music education.

Take a look around. Listen, watch, read, comment and get connected. I’d love to hear what you think. If you like what you see and hear, please share.

I simply love music, what music can do for people and for a community. In my work I celebrate how music connects, inspires and uplifts the spirit.

If you are a music lover, enjoy attending exciting artistic performances, appreciate bold vision, compelling education projects, and you can see these types of events being part of your local community, please join me in celebrating the beauty of music through education and performance.

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SHOW ME ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

The year ahead is packed with wonderful music
events for you attend.

Visit this page to see events happening every month!

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Re-imagining classical music – Tedx Noosa

Cello Ballade Concert Series

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Celebrate romantic works for cello in exquisite performance.  Don’t miss two dynamic and internationally acclaimed classical musicians in intimate concert.  Experience music by Debussy, Mendelssohn, Delius, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Rebecca Clarke, Saint-Saëns, Arvo Pärt, Fauré, Ravel & Shostakovich.   Heart-felt, virtuosic and thrilling.

Louise King CELLO is known for her virtuosity, heart-felt musicianship and commanding stage presence.  An internationally renowned musician who has performed in four continents, a competition winning, award-winning and highly-prized graduate of both the Royal College and Royal Northern College of Music in London and Manchester, Louise King breaks down the barriers of classical music with her vivacious performance style making it more accessible, enjoyable and meaningful to audiences.

Catherine Guinevere Lynagh PIANO studied at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University with Oleg Stepanov. First prizewinner of the Queensland Piano Competition, the Charles and Motee Rogers Memorial Piano Competition and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University’s Margaret Nickson Prize.

Cello Ballade Performances

BYRON BAY
Sunday 14 May 3pm
Byron Community Theatre |  Byron Music Society
TICKETS byronmusicsociety.com/cello-ballade/

CALOUNDRA
Friday 19 May 7:30-8pm
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
SUNSHINE COAST Friday³Live
TICKETS gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Programs-and-Events/FridayLive

SIPPY DOWNS
Saturday 20 May 3pm
USC Art Gallery Sippy Downs
Anywhere Festival Sunshine Coast
TICKETS anywheretheatre.com/listings/cello-ballade/

BRISBANE
Saturday 5 June 7pm
4MBS Festival Of Classics
Studio Recital Series BRISBANE
TICKETS 4mbs.com.au/store/p101/07_-_CELLO_BALLADE_-_SAT_3_JUN.html

BRISBANE
Tuesday 6 June 12-1pm
Brisbane City Hall
Lunchtime Concert Series BRISBANE
TICKETS www.redchair.com.au/what-s-on/event/272-city-hall-concerts

Celtic Tunes: Workshop and Concert

Do you want to play Celtic music with Irish abandon, folksy whimsy and contagious foot-stomping chops and grooves? Sign up for your chance to play in a multi-level Irish folk band multi-generational environment. Come to the Celtic Tunes Workshop designed for musicians of all ages and all levels of musicianship.

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Louise King

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Louise King is an exciting example of an independent contemporary classical musician. A refined English cellist with extensive international experience and training, she is an inspiring concert artist, teacher, recording artist, adjudicator and event producer.

Louise has won prestigious scholarships, solo prizes and several international chamber music competitions and now performs in Australia’s finest music festivals and classical concert series.

As Artistic Director of Cello Dreaming she runs a busy private teaching studio, produces and presents community and professional concerts, workshops, collaborative performance projects, mentors emerging young musicians, and is Music Director for the Southern Cross Soloists Winter Music School and tutors for the Australian and Queensland Youth Orchestras.

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MEET & GREET

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FREE INTRODUCTORY MEET & GREET SESSION

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Your opportunity to meet and greet Louise King in an informal meeting at her private teaching studio with complimentary afternoon tea. Discuss what you would like to gain from private music lessons and find out what opportunities, student concerts, workshops and ensemble programs are planned for 2017.

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WONDERFUL NEW LESSON PACKAGES AVAILABLE

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BOOK AND PAY FOR CELLO LESSONS ONLINE

Louise King is offering a range of exciting cello learning packages, including intensive lessons and discounts on beginner and Skype lessons.

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Plan For Success : Teacher Professional Development Workshop Series

Teacher Professional Development Workshop

Louise King understands why self-development and professional training is so important. If you teach, you need to feel inspired and equipped with the many challenges you and your students face. This workshop will help you to design string lessons that inspire you and your students, help you to create an action plan for your teaching year, and provide teachers with guidance and new ideas and inspiration.

WORKSHOP DATES

1 Tues 24 Jan | 6-9pm
2 Wed 25 Jan | 10am-1pm
VENUE Teaching Studio EUDLO Sunshine Coast  COST $20 student | $35 AUSTA MTAQ member + early bird | $45 workshop participant

Workshop Participant Skill Level: Advanced player, professional string teacher, classroom music teacher.

More Info & Tickets at Eventbrite

Press Kit

View and download the Electronic Press Kit for Louise King
and Cello Dreaming.

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Cello Lessons

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New student of Cello Dreaming?
Click here for everything you need to know

Interested in learning the cello?

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Cello Dreaming 101 : Tips & Tricks for Setting Up Beginner Students

With over twenty-five years teaching experience in many fields – classroom music, instrumental music lessons, tertiary level tuition, workshops, community music, special needs education, school presentations and performance outreach projects, Louise has the motivation and experience to empower teachers to be revitalized and up skilled and suggests ways to manage work flow and student pastoral care and school responsibilities. In this Workshop, teachers will learn new insights into working with beginner students.

WORKSHOP DATES

1 Sat 28 Jan | 10am-1pm
2 Mon 30 Jan | 6-9pm
VENUE Teaching Studio EUDLO Sunshine Coast  COST $20 student | $35 AUSTA MTAQ member + early bird | $45 workshop participant

Workshop Participant Skill Level: Advanced player, professional string teacher, classroom music teacher.

 

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Adult Cello Introduction Class

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Have you always wanted to learn to play music and the cello, but never had the chance? Then this class is for you. There is no previous experience required, and you can learn an introduction to playing the cello, reading music and having fun with other learners, in a relaxed, no pressure environment.

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Performance Coaching

Dynamic, energetic and insightful, Louise seeks to engage, communicate and enthuse musicians and listeners with exciting repertoire choices that are both unusual and age and skill appropriate.

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Known for her charisma, sense of fair play and her ‘make-music-meaningful’ message, Louise King has quickly become one of Australia’s favourite Eisteddfod adjudicators.

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As a Visiting Teaching Artist to regional music conservatoriums, small regional communities and tertiary level institutions, Louise has successfully spread the joy of teaching and shared creative ways to use improvisation, games and imagery to motivated teachers.

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Improve in an engaging and musically enriching session with group performance stagecraft, repertoire choices, interpretation of the musical score, improvisation, group negotiation and communication skills, musical direction and historical general knowledge.

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Develop your school ensemble’s musical skills and discover a professional’s tips on rehearsing and playing in a group.  Enhance your school ensemble’s musical output and motivate ensemble members with a strong focus on blend, balance, energy, posture, tone quality and basic instrumental techniques.

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Why age shouldn’t be a barrier to learning music

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a musical instrument as an adult but think you’re too old or you’d be alone, think again.

Art Facts says 20 per cent of children learn music but 70 per cent of adults wished they had.

Cellist Louise King has been teaching adults for more than 10 years and spoke with Rob Blackmore at ABC Radio Sunshine Coast about this statistic and what holds adult students back.

Learn more about Louise King’s teaching style and experience teaching adults.

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Performance Projects

  • Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra

    Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra

    Introducing Sunshine Coast’s newest classical music orchestra. This is a special ‘dream project’ initiated by father and daughter musician team Adrian King – Guest Conductor, and Louise King – Artistic Director.

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    Dancing with Bach

    Lucid Dance Theatre

    Australian contemporary dance inspired by the man, life and solo cello music of J.S. Bach

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    Confluence

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    abstract art :: live improvisation :: contemporary dance :: experimental sound curation :: extended cello techniques :: live public performance :: body art :: photography

    View the full info on this project

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    Eudlo Dreaming

    Animating Spaces

    As the sun set on Saturday 7th September, over one thousand people gathered under Eudlo’s majestic Ghost Gum Tree to celebrate the launch of three Animating Spaces arts projects.

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    Tulipwood

    Postcard Series

    Tulipwood (harpullia pendula) is an Australian rainforest tree typically found from Bellingen NSW to tropical Queensland. Small, attractive and found in surprising places, this tree is much like it’s musical namesake.

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    AUSTRALIAN MUSIC FOR SOLO CELLO

    “Virtuosity, expression, vivid musical story-telling – a compelling, spine-tingling collection of Australian music.”

    View the full info on this project

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    The Muses Trio

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    chamber music :: creativity :: connection :: community spirit :: music by women played by women
    celebrate International Women’s Day the cultural way

    View the full info on this project

Teaching Philosophy

When you teach a student in a way that embodies a true sense of who they are and reflects the life, energy and dreams that pulse within, you are creating a musician whose very soul is nurtured.

Louise King explains her teaching philosophy.

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WEDDING MUSIC

Guide To Buying Your First Cello

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Cello Dreaming has created this free online guide to help you with the time consuming and often overwhelming task of buying your first cello. Whether you are interested in renting, buying or upgrading a cello, this guide will narrow down your choices and help you make the right choice for you.

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Cello Dreaming Weddings

Specialising in exquisite wedding music, Cello Dreaming offers you a stunning range of music for your ceremony, pre-dinner entertainment and canapé music packages.

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GIFT CERTIFICATES

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The perfect gift for your favourite cello student is now available!

Cello Dreaming is excited to offer a wide range of Gift Certificates for those wanting to help out their loved ones with their music education.

The Gift Certificates can be purchased online via the new Cello Dreaming shop.

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Adult Cello Ensemble Class Discuss Playing Cello

There’s often a focus on encouraging children to play a musical instrument but somewhere into adulthood, that emphasis dissipates. But not for a group of adult, non-professional cellists on the Sunshine Coast. The group of five came into the studio with ‘facilitator’ and teacher, Louise King. They spoke with presenter Rob Blackmore from ABC Sunshine Coast about losing music through their adults lives and how they brought it back..

Interested in joining this group?.

Adult Cello Ensemble Class

What people are saying

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    TEACHING

    “You have guided me beyond all expectation and have inspired me through every lesson. I don’t believe I could have received a richer experience than the one I have had with you.”
    Azadeh Knopf | Cello student,
    Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University Brisbane

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    PERFORMANCE

    “Louise plays my works with remarkable sensitivity,
    beauty and vitality.”

    Dr. Michael Knopf | PHD

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    Adjudication

    “We had the pleasure to witness your adjudication at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod. We have to say that in our experience, you have been by far the best Strings Adjudicator. We came away uplifted from the experience.”
    Turi Ducommun | Gold Coast

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    Workshop

    “Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent, passion and musical ideas with the young string players of Toowoomba. The students are very fortunate to have had such a special and positive experience.”
    Celia & Rod Egerton | ‘Stringout’ Toowoomba

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    EDUCATION

    “Louise is an extremely effective trainer and motivator of gifted young musicians and has transformed the chamber music and orchestral programs within the school.”
    Director | Royal Northern College of Music UK

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    PERFORMANCE

    “I have met few people with Louise’s energy, passion and talent. I find her marvelous to work with, an openness and input that make music-making an absolute pleasure.”
    Anna McDonald | Sirius Ensemble Sydney

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    EDUCATION

    “Thank you Louise for your most professional workshop and concert this past weekend. Playing next to a professional musician is such a great opportunity for young musicians and I am so grateful you make the opportunity exist. Thanks for all you do for music education and performance.”
    Dr Patricia M Geale | PhD Gold Coast Youth Orchestra

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    EVENT MUSIC

    We have worked with Louise for over ten years now to enhance both our beach and church location ceremonies with fine music. For anyone looking to enhance his or her event with music, Cello Dreaming will certainly make it special and very memorable.
    Annie Director | First Class Functions

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    PERFORMANCE

    “Louise King exudes a vigorous artistry that surely appeals to a younger generation of music lovers.”
    The Australian

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    TEACHING

    You are a rare find, both an excellent performer and inspiring teacher.Your lessons are always rewarding, and carefully prepared. You instinctively understand and work with all the varying personalities, abilities and goals of your students. Your practical suggestions and confidence convince us that we can all express the music within, with some remarkable results.
    Margaret Moss | Adult Student

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    EDUCATION

    “Louise is a major source of musical inspiration in Australia. She provides the richest musical experience for her students, from the enthusiastic beginner to the aspiring professional, creating opportunities to perform and to take part in ensembles and masterclasses.”
    Mr Cowley | LWCMD, ARCM, ARCO

Performance

‘Uplifting, inspiring, enriching –
music at it’s best!’

Louise King is musically adventurous and her daringly diverse performance projects explore a dizzying array of music.  Whether it’s early music, historical informed performance practice, cutting-edge experimental music, folk music, Australian music, chamber music, solo recitals, concerto appearances, community engagements or collaborations with singer-songwriters, contemporary dance and theatre, each project displays Louise’s signature style  – virtuosity, expression and musical excellence.

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PERFORMANCE PROJECTS SAMPLES

Solo Cello

CHAMBER MUSIC

PIANO & CELLO

Dreaming of making music?

What is your musical dream? Louise King provides some insight into focusing on your goals and achieving your dreams.

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Interested in workshops?

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    Ensemble Workshops

    Check out a range of workshops cello dreaming can offer your school or community.

    These Cello Dreaming Ensemble Workshops provide an opportunity for aspiring cellists to meet for an intensive, fun-filled ensemble classes of melody, harmony, group tuition, technical warm-ups, improvisation, musical guidance and inspirational tips from one of Australia’s top professional cellists and teachers.

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    For Young Musicians

    Dreaming Big
    Music Emerge Program for Young Musicians

    Offered exclusively as a part of the dreaming BIG Concert Series, these exciting workshops are ideal for young aspiring musicians. Do you love music and play violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, oboe, flute or piano? Do you play in a duo, trio, quartet or string or wind ensemble? Have you got music needing a polish ready for an upcoming performance or exam? Book in and participate in an exclusive and inspiring performance workshop and masterclass with visiting guest musicians of the Dreaming BIG concert series presented by Cello Dreaming.

    View all information on this workshop
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    BACH UNWRAPPED

    Workshop

    Unwrap Bach’s iconic six suites for solo cello
    in this inspiring workshop. Perform and polish Bach in an open and engaging learning environment.
    DATE Saturday 22 March  |  TIMES 3-5pm

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How to be happy and successful as a professional musician

Louise shares ten awesome tips to those considering becoming a professional musician.

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ROMANTIC CELLO

Eight ways to get the most out of your practice

Louise King of Cello Dreaming outlines some helpful tips on how to get the most out of your musical practice

If you action one technical or musical goal every day and focus on this for a week or a term, imagine how much closer your playing will be in reaching it’s full potential.

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GET INVOLVED

Event Volunteers Wanted!

If you love music, live on the Sunshine Coast or live in an area being visited by Cello Dreaming and fancy volunteering your time and skills to help at an event like the ones you see here, there are many things you can do that go along way to help bring quality performances and events to the community. Get in touch.

Contact Louise

PO Box 296, Eudlo 4554 QLD Australia

T:  +61  7 5445 9171

M:  0415 128 799

info@cellodreaming.com.au

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I would love to hear from you. Please get in touch here. Performance or education related enquiries are all welcome. Thank you for visiting Cello Dreaming.

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