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 Photo Credit: Lingsi Lu

Photo Credit: Lingsi Lu

School Workshops

I've taught improvising workshops for primary/high schools and folk festivals all over Australia and New Zealand. I think its such an important and overlooked ability, especially in the classical paradigm. For string ensembles specifically, I have a number of games and exercises to encourage musicians of all ages and ability to begin improvising with each other, focusing on duo interaction, violin/string instruments in an accompanying role, the chop, additive time signatures and many more.

Although mainly focusing on strings, I have run improvising workshops for all instruments, in jazz, classical and folk settings. For bookings, please email me at michaelodonnell1990@gmail.com

 w/ Juke Baritone & The Swamp Dogs

w/ Juke Baritone & The Swamp Dogs

Violin/Fiddle:

I've toured locally and internationally with several Australian acts. My own gypsy swing outfit, The Squeezebox Trio: folk/jazz songstresses Alana & Alicia: award winning Croatian cabaret; Wild Violet, puppet shows; circus acts and so many more. For bookings, email michaelodonnell1990@gmail.com

Arrangements

I have 5 years of arranging and transcribing experience. I've arranged hip-hop for a 20 piece string orchestra, music for jazz ensembles, string quartets and solo guitar.

For bookings, please contact: michaelodonnell1990@gmail.com