Ukulele group class starting very soon

Posted by Marion on January 26, 2015

I am starting a new group for beginner ukulele students. Monday 2 February at 9am. We'll do singing and strumming, picking, general musical knowledge and confidence, reading tab etc etc. Contact me if you wish to join us.

new classical guitar recording

Posted by Marion on May 9, 2014


I have just finished recording a new Classical Guitar Suite, Flute and Drum Music At Sunset”, which is a reimagining of an antique Chinese pipa suite by Xi Yang Ziao Gu and dedicated to pipa maestro Wu Man.

The overall title of the suite and the 8 individual titles of the short, evocative pieces are retained, but the content is very different, displaying colourful folk, jazz and classical influences.

This is spacious, contemplative guitar music, its complexity not disturbing the poetic mood. 


Titles are:

 1. The Sound Of Bells And Drums From A Distant Temple Along The River

2. Moon On The Eastern Mountain

3. Breeze Over The Quiet Water

4. Shadows Of Flowers

5. Clouds And Water Far Away Become As One

6. A Fisherman’s Song In The Evening

7. Waves Lapping At The Shore

8. The Returning Boat


Send an email if you are interested in this new original guitar music. Happily it is getting some rave reactions!

Tauranga Jazz Festival

Posted by Marion on April 14, 2014

Saturday morning in Greerton, Cameron Rd at 10.30am. Also the Historic Village on Monday at midday. See you there.

Beginners' Ukulele Group

Posted by Marion on February 10, 2014

If you have been teaching yourself and not getting far, this class is friendly, fun, kind to yourself and others. Students generally make good progress in this course.

Beginners' Guitar Group

Posted by Marion on February 10, 2014

This is a term of 8 introductory lessons which move along pretty fast. It covers the basic skills of guitar playing in a non-threatening environment (or at least I like to think so.)

Contact me soon if you are ready for this.

New tuition Term starting February

Posted by Marion on January 15, 2014

I now have the possibility of teaching out at Maketu as well as in Tauranga. Since Saturday is a possibility here, it may suit some who can't make it to lessons during the week.

Phone me (or email) to decide what your level is and what kind of lesson setup would be best for you.

new creativity workshops

Posted by Marion on October 22, 2013

'Creativity Matters' will be using art, words and music as processes to help explore, express and give form to ideas and feelings, in a safe environment . All materials supplied.

Contact me if you are interested in knowing more about this. The first one will take place on Saturday 23 November, 9.30 till 2pm at 6 Marsh Street Tauranga. Bring food for a shared lunch.

Bonjour Swing playing support for Hank Marvin.

Posted by Marion on October 9, 2013

ukulele class Term 4 (2013) about to start.

Posted by Marion on October 9, 2013

Back at "The Elizabeth", Tauranga

Posted by Marion on August 12, 2013

Sophisticated stuff this! The sound is quite pretty at this venue. Drop in for a drink or a meal.

On Friday the 16th at the same venue you can listen to Attila Cardodo and Robbie Laven. Brazilian groove!