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Presented by drummer/educator Ronny Ferella and special guests, the BMI Music Workshops are open to all ages and all musical styles.

Each workshop will focus on a different element of music-making; theory, practice and a little bit of musical history all rolled into one.

Bring your own instrument and come along and play or just soak up the info.

5.30 – 7pm in the Hooper Room
$10 per workshop


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Saturday 30th November

Ways to get better at reading music with Ronny Ferella

Based in Melbourne, for over 25 years Ronny has been performing, composing and teaching jazz-related music in many and varied environments.  His vast experiences have taken him to many parts of the world, performing at jazz festivals and clubs and as a student and teacher.  A committed student of jazz and its history Ronny has developed his teaching around various folk traditions that have influenced jazz rhythm, and how and why elements of these traditions influence today’s contemporary music.

Ronny is currently teaching at Melbourne University where he is working with jazz students teaching small ensemble studies, improvisation techniques and runs a lecture in jazz history/culture.  Alongside this position he works for the Song Room, running music engagement programmes for primary school students, and teaches drumet and percussion privately and at Ringwood Secondary College.

Friday 31st January

developing your own musical style with Fran Swinn

Friday 27th March

rhythms from different cultures & styles with Javier Fredes