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Paul Mason

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Sydney Conservatorium of music.

Guitar lessons and accompanyment.
Professionally working guitarist ! Extensive experience , extremely versatile, reliable and very easy going personality.

Guitarist for “The Ruckus” , Jessica Mauboy and Joe Moore .

Recent achievements: Finalist in the national Jazz awards held at Wangaratta in 2014. Guitarist for Jessica Mauboy’s “to the end of the earth tour” . Recorded on Jess’s latest acoustic itunes EP. Guitarist for Steve Clisby’s band 2011- 2014. Recorded on Steve Clisby’s “walkin these streets” album.

2010: Successful audition gaining entry into the Sydney conservatorium of music receiving an early offer, one of 6 others receiving early offers for the jazz course out of 300 auditions and the only guitarist of the six. I am one of two Guitarists in the Tom Ferris band (Tom being the other), launching Tom’s new album and playing other related gigs in Sydney. Travelled to Indonesia and played a weeks worth of rock and cover gigs at live music venues, bars and clubs.
09: Guitarist for the youth Olympics opening ceremony, guitarist for the schools spectacular stage band, featured guitarist in the schools spectacular playing two guitar solo’s. Played on “the music is everything” single produced by John Foreman (former Australian idol MD) for the “music play for life” foundation.
This single was broadcast on channel 7 as part of an advertisement. Guitarist in the NSW performing arts unit’s state schools jazz orchestra (a state wide selective band comprising of preauditioned students). This band won the top division prize in the generations in jazz festival at Mount Gambier, A national stage band competition judged by James Morrison. I was individually selected to play with James in another competition called the “Future Finalists competition”.

Skills: I started playing the guitar at age 7. I have extensive experience in many genre’s including rock, jazz, blues, pop, Latin, funk and acoustic and fingerstyle guitar. I also have moderate experience in classical and flamenco guitar styles.

I offer more theoredical approaches to teaching like from a book, harmonic training, preparation for playing certain genre’s. Or I can take a more informal approach and learn songs that the student requests and show the student how to play them.

These details were last updated on January 22, 2016

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