Tuesday, November 09, 2021

gigs and teaching oh my!

 Seems funny to write about teaching tonight at a time of gigs are starting to return after the Covid drought. But, this is on my mind. Humans. Teaching humans in person and online. 

Most recently, I have been teaching private lessons in person again at my house. It is so great to be in person again. We wear masks but there is so much quicker results and we can actually jam; in real time!

I had no choice but to get good at teaching online but it will never replace in person human music making. I am grateful and proud of my students who stuck to it during covid. Many of them improved quite a bit over the last year and a half. 

The other new joy in my musical teaching activities is my new gig at Mohwak College in Hamilton. I am thoroughly enjoying teaching there even though I have only been doing it online for the first term. The students are super fun and talented. I am teaching both 5-string banjo and guitar and it is a pleasure. I feel like I have a lot to offer and they are interested in listening to what I have to say. It is also quite a two-way experience as I learn a few things from them every day too. 

If you are reading this and live in Toronto; please mark November 19 in your calendar when I will be performing at the Tranzac Club for the Video/Single launch concert for Collette Savard and the Savants. The song is another great one by Collette and it was mixed by legendary producer (our bassist!) John Switzer. The video is fun too and it was made by my pal and bandmate Ronley Teper. 

Stay tuned for upcoming gigs with Ronley (She has a brand new CD out now) and So Long Seven too!

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