Private Lesson Timetable Vacancies UPDATE

Dave has only four peak time private student vacancies available on his current timetable.

DEAKIN STUDIO – 71 Kent St

Mondays 4.00 pm – just the one half hour lesson available

Tuesdays 5.45 to 6.30 pm.  This is a prime after work timeslot that will get snapped up quickly!

Thursdays 4.00 pm and 4.30 pm

Contact Sharon on daveoneillmusic@gmail.com or 0418 405 236 to snap up one of these lessons whilst they are still available.

CASUAL LESSON ALERT LIST

If you are a shift worker or an adult with lots of life and work stuff happening that means you just can’t commit to a term or regular weekly lesson – but wouldn’t mind catching an ad hoc one when they are available – then email Sharon on daveoneillmusic@gmail.com and we can add you to the casual lesson alert email list.  Once a week we email notifying of any spots on the timetable that are free that week.

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Term 4 Classes & Workshops

Dave is away in France teaching now until late September – then he’ll be back for a gig with Liz Frencham at the Merry Muse on 28th September.

In the meanwhile – here’s a little bit of information on the classes and workshops that Dave will be offering in Term 4.

10 Tunes in 10 Weeks – starting Monday 14 October

A course aimed at advanced beginners or intermediate melody players who want to practice learning by ear and building a common repertoire.  You will need to know your way around your instrument and know G and D scales and arpeggios.

Dave will teach phrase by phrase a tune a week (with revision of past tunes)….starting them slowly and building them up to moderate session speed.

Location: 71 Kent St, Deakin  from 7.30 to 9.00 pm

Improvisation & Solos (10 weeks) – starting Tuesday 15 October

A course aimed at advancing intermediate players who are looking to be able to improvise and take solo lead breaks.

Location: 71 Kent St, Deakin from 7.30 to 9.00 pm

Intro to Atkins Style Guitar – Saturday Workshop – 23 November, 2.00 to 4.3o pm

A Saturday afternoon intermediate guitar workshop exploring Atkins style guitar with afternoon tea.

Irish Fiddle –  Saturday Workshop – 30 November, 2.00 to 4.3o pm

An advanced beginner/intermediate fiddle workshop on playing Irish fiddle, with afternoon tea from 2.00 to 4.30 pm.

Blues & Bluegrass Mandolin –  Saturday Workshop – 7 December, 2.00 to 4.3o pm

An intermediate mandolin workshop on both blues and bluegrass mandolin styles.

More detail will follow when Dave returns, but in the meantime, if you have any enquiries call Sharon on

T:  0418 405 236

or email

E:  daveoneillmusic@gmail.com

Stretches for the fingers for stringed instrument players

Following a request from Claudia during the mandolin workshop today:

HANDSPAN:

Here’s a great YouTube video which show some stretches for the hands that help in increasing the span and flexibility of your hands.

STRETCHING OUT ARMS & HANDS

This YouTube video from RedDesertViolin applies not only to violin, but to any stringed instrument – about how to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome.

The wrist and arm sequence from Kit Laughlin is also very good for stretching out the same muscles.

STRETCHING OUT CHEST & SHOULDERS

The video below has some great stretches for the chest and shoulders – unfortunately about the 1minute mark there’s about 20 seconds of horrid interference noise – but the stretches are very worthwhile. (Be ready with the mute button)

And here’s one for anyone with rotator cuff injuries and ‘frozen shoulder’