E = V = J

“Shame, maybe he should have listened to his parents. Then he would not have had to busk to pay his rent. If he just made better choices, he could have made a decent living.” Isn’t this a parent’s worst nightmare? I recently was in an interview, and one of the people Read more…

Why learn Music Theory?

Why learn Music Theory? I’m leaving on a Jet Plane I asked one of my friends why we should learn music theory yesterday….after I asked Google. I asked him because Google gave me other people’s thoughts and opinions that were true, but because it came from Google it felt a Read more…

Art….what Art?

I think everyone who cares about the performing arts, and more particularly Opera, has had a heavy heart the last few weeks with the imminent closing down of Gauteng Opera. Even I had a short stint with the Black Tie Ensemble in 2000. Their funding model is just not sustainable. Read more…

Bandwidth is a problem!

Video seems to be the “weapon of choice” when delivering educational content in an online environment. In a first-world economy it is not a bad choice. Although it is a passive form of instruction, it is relatively ‘instructional’. In a developing country like South Africa, the equation is a little Read more…