In the Get to know our Coaches feature we have our coaches share a bit more about themselves, their experience in the music industry, what inspires them and what interests they have outside of music.
Today we have Piano, Vocal and Drum Coach Cleo Venner.
Favourite three Albums?
Atlas - Sleeping at Last
In Rock - Deep Purple
Copter Boy - Apashe
Best live show you have attended?
Petulant Frenzy at the Factory Theatre.
What is your career highlight?
The highlight of my career would have to be any time a student wrote me a note or drew me a picture. The idea that a kid would put their free time and creative energy into making something nice for their teacher is really sweet, and even better is the knowledge that they enjoy their time with me enough to want to do something like that for me.
Who inspires you?
Every excellent teacher I've had. I hope to be as patient, kind, and skillfull as they have been.
Name a song that is your guilty pleasure?
I have no guilty pleasures as I am completely shameless.
Interests and hobbies apart from music?
I spend most of my free time either playing Dungeons and Dragons or going on bush walks.
What's you hidden talent?
Surprisingly enough, I was never much of an athlete, but I am a pretty good swimmer.