Lyndel Kennedy

Lyndel Kennedy

Lyndel Kennedy lives in Perth Australia, with her husband and their four children. She believes in a world where everyone is created to be musical.

Her programs have emerged from her rich music and visual arts career including graphic design, videography, photography, story telling and over 30 years of piano teaching. Her musical journey began as a young child, and included opportunities to play at national level competitions, through to directing school musicals and choirs, attending Composition Master Classes with conductor and screen composer Brian May, and conducting international teacher workshops.

Lyndel is passionate about encouraging students and teachers wherever they are on the journey, to express their own musical identity.

Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:19

The Stories we Play

Is our music a reflection of ourselves?

Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is - Jackson Pollock

Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:15

A Bubble of an Idea

Where it all began

"Art is not a thing, it is a way."  - Elbert Hubbard 

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 11:12

Jazz n' Shiraz

Jazz n' Shiraz - Synesthesia?

I was once invited to a ‘Jazz n' Shiraz’ evening. The combination worked very nicely. Was it just the poetic nature of the perfect pairing of jazz and shiraz? I think I may have stumbled on something quite special.

Friday, 30 January 2015 17:34

Practice Your Heart Out.

But at what price?

'I'm going to get it right first, and then I will play it with feeling.' Ever heard that before? Could we risk losing music to the discipline of perfecting music?

Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00

That Which Only You Can Create

Is the world missing you?

You are creative. What’s more, when you don’t create you leave an empty space that just wants to be filled by you.

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

From Palet to Masterpiece

Is there an art to improvisation?

You know what it's like when you watch someone improvise... it seems that the music comes from nowhere; it's so pure and honest. And while you might want to hear it again, it's gone... a gift of the moment. But what if you could grasp the elements that make up that moment.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

Inspired to Create

Just add music

My daughter is making a school media art film. She just texted me:
"Mum, my art film is way disturbing... I just added music... it even freaks ME out! Soooooo cool!"

Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00

Fall in Love with Spaghetti

How do you play 'love' on the piano?

So there we were in Italy, one of our Play a Story themes from Travel Notes.

We had learnt the Italian ’spaghetti’ motif and the kids were having so much fun putting the motif into different ‘sauces' - C F and G positions.

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