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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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Sunshine Coast Musicians Without Borders Benefit Concert

World Music Day Benefit Concert

Experience an intimate special benefit concert featuring Cello Dreaming solo artist Louise King performing to raise awareness and funds on behalf of all who strive for a more peaceful and just world through music for social change program Musicians Without Borders. Hear some of Louise King’s favourite music from around the world featuring works for solo cello by J.S. Bach, Sarah Hopkins, Iain Grandage, Peter Sculthorpe, Mark Summer, Paul Stanhope and Aaron Minsky delivered with her signature warmth, virtuosity and passion.

A spellbinding musician who exudes a vigorous artistry, Louise King fuses classical tradition with folk, blues and experimental soundscapes delivering technical mastery, poignant melody and lyricism. Proceeds raise much needed funds for Musicians Without Borders programs in refugee camps and war torn areas.

Limited seating, benefit concert bookings essential, general café seating. Order your lunch and beverage when you arrive to accompany the charity performance starting at 12:30pm. Support local businesswomen and local creatives fundraise for a better world through music. Join Louise King in supporting the Music Without Borders foundation in the effort to bring music to children, young people and adults living in divided cities, refugee camps, poverty or exile because of war and conflict.

When

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Where

French & Gorgeous Café – 15 Diamond Street, Cooroy , QLD

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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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DREAMING BIG

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SEVEN STUNNING CONCERTS
ONE INTIMATE VENUE

UPCOMING CONCERT SERIES FOR 2015

After a series of sell-out concerts in 2014, dreaming BIG is back for 2015, bigger and even better. Great music, inspiring performances, a stellar line-up of world-class musicians; this intimate concert series is simply sensational.

Acoustically brilliant, visually stunning, enticingly tranquil, elegantly programmed, dreaming BIG concert series offers you a thrilling glimpse into the heart and diversity of classical music with a rare opportunity to get up close, mingle and engage with guest artists.

dreaming BIG concerts are held at Eudlo Hall, nestled in a tranquil village in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The hall has superb natural acoustics and an intimate stage; perfect for the performance of classical chamber music. It’s a unique setting for a unique concert series, and an experience you won’t find anywhere else.

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DREAMING BIG – CONCERT SEVEN – ENCHANTED CAROLS

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CONCERT SEVEN TICKETS NOW ON SALE – Saturday, 12 Dec

Experience a magical Christmas the traditional way with uplifting carols, good cheer, family and a festive atmosphere. Bring your best caroling voice and be introduced to the delights of a fine musical Noël. Listen to guest choristers from the Sunshine Coast Choral Society directed by Adrian King sing like angels in traditional carols arranged by contemporary English composers featuring solo cellist Louise King with sparkling glockenspiel, handbells and percussion.

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CHRISTMAS CAROL WORKSHOP

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Saturday 12 December,
Sunshine Coast Workshop

Get in the Christmas spirit and play Christmas carols from around the world guided by professional musician and conductor Louise King, and access a unique performance opportunity to join the dreaming BIG community Christmas Carols Orchestra – the grand finale of the sell-out concert series in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

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Community Workshop: Wild Music

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Come along to this hands-on creative workshop designed for young inquisitive minds and ears. For ages 6-14 years, this workshop explores the natural world through sound making within the grounds of the The Old Dairy Community Hall, Ecovillage in the Currumbin Valley.

BOOK AND FIND OUT MORE HERE

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WORKSHOP: HALLOWEEN SPOOKY STRINGS

Halloween Workshop

Saturday 31 October
Sunshine Coast Workshop

An opportunity for young musicians to meet for a fun-filled session of spooky sounds, creative musical story telling, inventive composition, improvisation and group music making with one of Australia’s top professional cellists and teachers.

FULL INFO ON THIS WORKSHOP

WONDERFUL NEW LESSON PACKAGES AVAILABLE

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BOOK AND PAY FOR CELLO LESSONS ONLINE

Louise King is offering a range of exciting new cello learning packages in 2015, including intensive lessons and discounts on beginner and Skype lessons.

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Cello Ballade ~ Louise King and Catherine Guinevere Lynagh

Cello Ballade

‘music to uplift and nourish the soul’

Audiences in Bundaberg and Cooran, Queensland can celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with an exquisite concert treat. This is a special visit to these two regional communities by two dynamic and internationally acclaimed classical musicians, performing an intimate recital of romantic music for cello and grand piano by Brahms, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Saint-Saëns, Arvo Pärt, Fauré, Ravel & Shostakovich.

Don’t miss out!  Book your ticket today.

Bundaberg Concert, May 7, 2016

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Cooran Concert, May 8, 2016

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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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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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Muses Trio CD Fundraiser

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Help the Muses Trio record their debut CD!

The Muses Trio celebrate music by women, performed by women, focusing on bringing this relatively unknown, yet vastly deserving collection of works to the concert stage. Next, the Muses will record outstanding repertoire by women for their debut CD. The trio comprise some of Australia’s leading and most exciting musicians in contemporary classical music, known for their edgy, spine tingling and virtuosic performance style: Christa Powell (violin, Topology), Louise King (Cello Dreaming) and Therese Milanovic (piano, Topology). Inspiring, collaborating, connecting, commissioning and supporting creative women to pursue and share artistic excellence are importance aspects of their research and performance outcomes.

Can you help?

By making a donation from as little as $5, you can assist in bringing this beautiful recording to life. You can also help through spreading the word, and sharing the campaign to your social networks.

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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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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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Come along to the Adult Cello Ensemble for an intensive, fun-filled class of music making. An exciting opportunity for Adult players, grades 3-6, to play music with others, develop their playing under guidance and enjoy sharing their love of music and the cello. Participants in the ensemble classes will perform in two upcoming performances in October and December, 2015.

Grab your place now!

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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

RECLAIMING THE SPIRIT WITH MUSES TRIO

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Reclaiming the Spirit: For International Women’s Day, March 11-13 2016.

Brisbane – Caloundra – Byron Bay

Experience an innovative and intimate chamber music performance of stunning music composed by women played by women to celebrate International Women’s Day 2016. Reclaiming The Spirit offers audiences a thrilling glimpse into the lives and legacy of women in music with a rare opportunity to get up close, experience live classical music, mingle and engage with the musicians and living composers.

Muses Trio discover, perform, collaborate, commission and record outstanding musical works written by women. Muses Trio are Christa Powell (Topology), Louise King (Cello Dreaming) and Therese Milanovic (Topology), who bring this relatively unknown yet vastly deserving collection of music to the stage and to enthralled audiences.

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Adult Beginner Cello Class Program

Adult Beginner Cello Classes

Have you always wondered what it would be like to make music? Do you have a secret ambition to play the cello? Have you always wanted to play an instrument and only now got the time? Are you looking for a fun new hobby? Do you want to meet people who love music and like learning new things?

The Adult Beginner Cello Class Program could be for you! Open for bookings now, be quick!

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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.

LOUISE KING'S TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

SKYPE CELLO LESSONS

Wherever you live, you can now book in a time when it suits you to be heard, seen and mentored on your own music journey from your own home, school or office. Louise King, an internationally trained concert cellist with an enviable reputation Australia-wide for excellence, exuberance and passion in teaching loves sharing her skills from the convenience of her own home studio too. The convenience works both ways – student and teacher! Skype lessons are a fun and exciting way to learn … find out more!

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Youth Beginner Cello Class

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A low cost, fun-filled fortnightly program that plants musical learning seeds in your child that will help them grow into active little cello learners. Options of morning and after-school group classes, ideal for home schooled children or children aged 4-9.

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Celtic Tunes: Workshop and Concert

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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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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 2016.

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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

    View the full info on this project

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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.

    View the full info on this project

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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

    spirit & the maiden

    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

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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A LIFELONG LOVE

Stroll through the years with Louise in a presentation of her life and career.

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YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED

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QUICK ONLINE SURVEY

Your feedback on the Dreaming Big Concert Series would be much appreciated. Click below to fill in a quick online survey of 10 questions. I would love to hear your views on how Dreaming BIG has benefited Eudlo, the Sunshine Coast region and the Australian classical music sector.

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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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    “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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    “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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    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

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Concerts

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Seven diverse concerts, seven special friendships and seven musical genres. Find out everything about “Dreaming Big – Seven Spectacular Concerts”, a unique concert series located in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.

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Events & Functions

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classical elegance ~ sweet romance ~ toe-tapping folk infusions ~ retro covers ~ contemporary pop songs ~ chilled jazz standards

cello dreaming provides clients with experienced, professional, conservatorium-trained musicians for hire.

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Solo Cello

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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

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    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.

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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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Ten tips to create spooky sounds

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Do you go trick or treating? If you are not the type to venture out and walk the neighborhood in the pursuit of sweet things, consider staying in and put on a great scary show for your family and friends – or scare the trick or treaters who come to your door!

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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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Student News

There is always a lot happening at cello dreaming!

Read the latest news for students and the cello dreaming family!

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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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10 ways to conquer your audition nerves

Louise King has guided and encouraged many students over twenty years of teaching to apply for and successfully audition for different types of music institutions, organizations, orchestras and groups. In this article she condenses her practical tips into one simple to read useful list.

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BACH UNWRAPPED WORKSHOP

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1

Date – Monday 6 July 
Venue – Brisbane Grammar School Gregory Terrace Spring Hill, Brisbane

Workshop 2

Date – Saturday 29 August
Venue – Eudlo Hall, Sunshine Coast

Unwrap Bach’s iconic six suites for solo cello in this inspiring workshop. Perform and polish Bach in an open and engaging learning environment. Louise King will lead student cellists, lovers of Bach and the cello, through a rich and artful educational experience.

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This project acknowledges recent financial contribution from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government Arts Queensland and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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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