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People of O-Town: Phil Rees

People of O-Town: Phil Rees

“I am from Wyong on the Central Coast, we moved to Blayney in January this year, it was just time for something different. We’ve experienced the heat and the snow so far, our fire is getting a good workout now. *laughs*

I really liked this area; I did a bit of work up here for a couple of weeks and I was just really impressed by the attitude of people and the arts seems to be really well valued here.

I’m a Musician, I teach Brass and Piano. I love music, love listening to music, love making music, love teaching - love being with people. All of my adult life has been about teaching and music. I don’t think I can recall ever not wanting to be a musician, I grew up in a family where music is very valued, my kids are musical as well.

Myself, I play piano and lower brass.  Its so empowering, its not age exclusive, you can be making music with someone that’s 20 years younger or older than you and it doesn’t matter. I love playing in a band or singing in a choir, you come from so many different backgrounds and experiences in the world, and on that day, you come together and work together and everyone is valued.”

New local Women’s Forum  to launch this week

New local Women’s Forum to launch this week

One cuddly little teddy bear can make a world of difference

One cuddly little teddy bear can make a world of difference