It's been a year since I launched this website, as well as my facebook business page at Anna Kho Music! I cannot believe a year has passed. It seemed like yesterday I was putting together this website, getting photos done, and officially clicking 'publish'. I can't explain my gratitude for the amount of generosity and love from all my supporters - fans, friends, family, colleagues and fellow musicians! It was a massive dream to put this together, and a big decision to put myself out there with my music and passion!
There were so many exciting projects in this annual period! Super excited for my emerging ensembles V&V (Vocal and Vibraphone) and Anna Kho-tet, as well as the honour to perform with my String Kho-tet at Paint It Red! Definitely look out for future gigs, as I've got some exciting news I can't wait to announce to you all later this year!
I've also started to focus on some solo vibraphone work at the The Stairwell Project, founded and directed by Peter Breen. It features musicians at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital to bring calming, uplifting and entertaining music to the patients, visitors, employees and venue! You can still donate to their pozible campaign to keep this amazing event going! Head to my soundcloud to hear some solo vibraphone music! On top of that I've also experimented with solo vocal and vibraphone works, as I do love singing! I've gotten quite a beautiful response from fellow musicians, so I do hope to keep that going! Go to my facebook page to see a little video of myself singing with vibraphone! Do feel free to suggest songs to me too!
Another special project, or more like program, I've started earlier this year is the Anna Kho Music Room! I've done private tutoring as well as teaching at a school music program, and I thought why not start my own? I have a lovely piano at home that needs more love, and I wish to share it and my other gorgeous percussion instruments with aspiring musicians. I do hope to continue playing more piano this year, and hopefully build this potential program into a fun, educational environment for my growing students! Also why not pop by to admire the wall art too, as seen in the photo below.
Another project I hope to do this year or in the future is composing! I used to love composing as a child, but I never got around to finishing any scores or finalising any works either! Now with all my new experience, as well as in jazz and classical, I honestly can't wait to get started. However, there so much music to play that I get distracted quite easily! Hopefully it'll cross paths and new works will come out sooner or later!
However, the biggest project yet this year has got to be my Bachelor of Music with Honours degree! A big paper to write, and I can't wait to get started and discover the beauty of the most intriguing topic, which I've wanted to find the answers to all my life! Will keep you updated, as this journey will be a roller coaster of information! Also make sure to look out for my recital date in November, as it's going to be a killer program!
Thank you again for all your support!!! This website and the facebook page has been such an amazing means of communication with you all! Honestly, it shows me how much people care about my musical journey and my work too. It gives me so much confidence and motivation to keep going with my passion. It most definitely helps to know that what I do is doing something for you all, and I would want nothing more than this world to be a happier place and lives to be easier to live. Music is indescribable, but it puts a smile on my face and I can see it does for you all too!
Laugh, Love, Live Music and Happy First Anna-versary!
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Welcome to the Anna Kho Music Room, where musical experience, knowledge and educational magic comes alive! It is now officially open to aspiring musical students of all ages - children to adults! Lessons are offered for piano, xylophone, vibraphone, snare drum, auxiliary and music theory - first lesson is free! Marimba lessons will continue to occur at Queensland College of Music! For more information about these instruments and offered levels, click on 'Tuition' at the very top of the page!
Over the summer holidays I've been working on this teaching studio room, which I'm very very proud of as I've decorated it with love! I've always loved art as a child, and I could finally use my watercolour paint to express my passion.
The slogan 'Laugh, Love, Live Music' began in my first blog, and a friend of mine told me she liked it. I guess I never thought about it as a blog sign off or slogan, but it became to describe my approach to music and my life. I just hope to share my passion to the beautiful people around me, and hope they feel the same too! Music has brought laughter, love and life into my everyday and it's been one of the best decisions I've made in this journey. It's an incredible power that changes the heart and mind, and to make that change is one of the most amazing legacies one could do!
I do hope to continue to build the program at the Anna Kho Music Room, so my instruments have friends over every once in a while! I believe bringing music to a household creates a sacred atmosphere that brings positivity and happiness to the musician and to the ones around them. Inspiration is incredible, and education is where it begins. Come on over and have a free first lesson on an instrument of your choice, and we can begin or continue your musical journey from there! Definitely keen to meet some aspiring talents out there waiting to blossom!
See you very soon!
Laugh, Love, Live Music Lessons!
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