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SOUND & GROOVE

Exploring the power of music and creativity in our daily lives.


Summertime Vocal Workshops

By Brian Farrell | Jun 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

SUMMERTIME VOCAL WORKSHOP with Brian Farrell Mon Aug 8 – Fri Aug 12 Ages 9 – 14 years: 10 am – noon daily Ages 15 – Adult: 7 pm – 9 pm evenings Open mic after 9 pm WHERE: Shaganappi Hall, 2516 – 14th Ave SW, Calgary REGISTER at: www.brianfarrell.ca REGISTRATION FEE: $250 ($300 after…

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THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE …

By Brian Farrell | Jun 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

I learned a lot about people when I recently attended a comedy presentation – yep, a comedy presentation. I learned how neat, tidy boxes of beliefs around absolute belief systems are challenged by the comedian who holds nothing sacred.  Everything and anything was open for discussion that night at the comedy club.  It’s like Shakespeare’s…

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THREE STEPS TO REAL IMPROVEMENT

By Brian Farrell | Jun 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Revv52 is a performance group in Calgary. The group has had the fortune to “sell out” its season run of concerts – including a performance at Carnegie Hall in March.  Murray Ord is the Creative Producer and I’m the Artistic Director.  After each performance, we give notes to the performers – the goal is to…

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REVV52 presents: CALIFORNIA

By Brian Farrell | May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day I’d be safe and warm, if I was in L.A. California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day. “California Dreamin” (Mamas and The Papas) By the late 60’s, the once vibrant sounds of Greenwich Village and The…

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THE JUNOS and a CANADIAN ICON

By Brian Farrell | Apr 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Junos. Canada’s Grammy’s. Canada’s Brit Awards. This year, the Junos happened in Calgary – a city currently caught in an economic slow. A city that knows its past, enjoys the present moment inside the Junos and sees a bright future. It felt that way this weekend with the Junos – a sense of past,…

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REBOOT LAB AND JUNO WEEK IN CALGARY

By Brian Farrell | Mar 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

REBOOT LAB WITH ASHWIN SOOD & BRIAN FARRELL SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd @ ENGINEERED AIR THEATRE IN CALGARY (Calgary, AB) – Back by popular demand and just in time for Juno Awards Weekend, musician/producer Ashwin Sood and vocal coach/music mentor Brian Farrell are pleased to announce the return of Reboot Lab in Calgary on Saturday, April…

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CHICAGO

By Brian Farrell | Feb 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

During the times of Prohibition in the 20’s and early 30’s, to get a drink, you’d go down the stairs at a green doored restaurant and hidden behind a bookshelf or obscure wall was the entrance to a speakeasy where drinks and entertainment happened. Went to a little speakeasy in Chicago last week for cocktails…

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WHY?

By Brian Farrell | Jan 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

For many years, I’ve focused on how we could make schools better – music schools too. Looked at visions and missions of organizations – what worked, what didn’t and WHY? For me, the question of “WHY” is at the heart of it all. Fear enters when there is no “WHY”. The fear of not succeeding,…

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BELIEVE THEY CAN DO IT!

By Brian Farrell | Dec 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Believe people can do it. It’s more than empowering someone to achieve big.  It’s more than giving them permission or the power to do something.  It’s when you give people “space” to become the best versions of themselves. Provide a creative environment and believe people can achieve world class results based on their exceptional ability. …

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The ART of DOING MUSIC

By Brian Farrell | Dec 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Musician Evelyn Glennie leads a Ted Talk with a fascinating look into “listening”. She performs “in the music” and then “away from the music” to show how an artist interprets the musical notes on the page through physical performance. As a percussionist she “feels” the music through her body – her fingers, arms, head, torso,…

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