Fun night with great friends performing 70s classics with Michelle Willis, David Matheson, Lori Cullen, Jory Nash, Maury Lafoy, Treasa Levasseur, David Celia
Another cut from Lori Cullen's new record Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs. This is a real gem. Animation by Kurt Swinghammer
Beginning January 2017, Beth will be teaching private piano lessons at Spruce Ridge Public School in Durham.
Check out Beth's students Sarah and Ellen playing her duet rev-o-lu-tion Thank you girls for your preparation and playing - amazing! (thanks Jen Smith Lanthier for recording)
Beth had a wonderful time adjudicating at the Canada Music Week Festival in Palmerston
Loved working on this special project with old friends - Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs - with lyrics by Ron Sexsmith, music by Kurt Swinghammer, and vocals by Lori Cullen. Album Release this Saturday at Hugh's Room
Inspired by unique town and city names from every province and territory across Canada, Beth and Jen enjoyed collaborating for the first time in building an exciting collection of original compositions that are both timeless and appealing to all ages. Available at Long and McQuade stores across Canada and from Debra Wanless Music
This was such a fun project! Can't wait for the release of Lori Cullen's new Album "Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs". Check out "Then There Were Three" with animation by Kurt Swinghammer. Album release show is on Sat Oct 29th at Hugh's Room
First stop - Fox Cabaret in Vancouver
Here's Anna Zandvliet receiving her Silver Medal for achieving the highest mark in Grade 2 piano across Canada with the Canadian Conservatory of Music. Way to go Anna!
After months of searching, we are thrilled this beauty arrived today! A Yamaha U3 with a warm and rich tone. Satisfies both the pianist in Beth and the sound engineer in Mark.
Landscaping continues at StarBird. We're building retaining walls with rock from around the property. Thankful to the farmer who made rock piles all those years ago, by horse and stone boat, as we use our tractor to pull them out of the bush. We made the wire baskets by hand and are carefully selecting and piling the rocks within.
Rehearsing with the Niagara Symphony
So excited for this new Lori Cullen album - with lyrics by Ron Sexsmith and music by Kurt Swinghammer. Here's a sneak preview - "Strange is This Life" a collaboration with Lori, Kurt, Maury Lafoy, and Carols Del Junco
Summer Sizzle here we come! Making our way to Yorkton, SK by air and jeep with these wonerful women from Ontario: Norine Broomhead, Marg Livermore, Beth Hamilton, Martha Hill Duncan, Debra Wanless, and Kathy Anderson. Beth will be presenting a workshop for music educators and will be working with 15 students in a group composition class.
Beth is thrilled to have her piano duet rev-o-lu-tion selected for the Canadian National Conservatory of Music's publication of early intermediate duets! The book will be released at Summer Sizzle and will be available for purchase in August from www.debrawanlessmusic.ca . Congrats to fellow Canadian composers: Nicholas Fairbank, Carolyn Garritano & Keri Puckrin, Susan Griesdale, Ruth Watson Henderson, Andrea Neustaeter, Maryanne Rumancik, Ernst Schneider, Judith Snowdon and Irene Voros!