Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mr Hattingh Davel

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mr Hattingh Davel

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Date of appointment:
January 2014

Teaching responsibilities:
Music Education, Director of Jazz Ensembles

Performance interests:
Piano, guitar, jazz, pop, classical, early music — anything

Research interests:
Jazz Education, Music Education, African Music, Dalcroze

Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration?
Ove Lundin, Noel Stockton, Roland Moses, Eva Wedin, Incca Rasmusson, Ing-Marie Lindberg-Thörnberg, Dr Liesl van der Merwe, Prof Hannes Taljaard, Prof Hetta Potgieter

Top 5 must-hear music:
1. Chick Corea
2. Avishai Cohen
3. Keith Jarrett
4. Ana Moura
5. Jamie Cullum

Which personal music experiences are most memorable to you?
• Attending the Stockholm Jazz Festival
• Lectures from Noel Stockton
• Various performances

Top 4 must-read books:
1. Bible
2. The Secret
3. A child called it
4. Lost Boy

Favourite quote(s):
“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — St. Francis of Assisi

Top 4 must-see movies:
1. As it is in Heaven
2. Mao’s Last Dancer
3. The Bucket List
4. August Rush

Which television shows can you watch over and over again?
SuperRugby, House, Mentalist, CSI, NCIS, Law & Order

Favourite food:
I don’t have a favourite food.

Favourite drink(s):
Coffee

How do you relax?
Play guitar / visit family

Which places would you still like to visit?
Spain, Brazil, Mozambique (many more!)

What is the ringtone on your cell phone?
Happy

What is your favourite moment of the day/week/year at the Conservatory?
The first day of every new year when you meet all the new students. Also to see the exciting challenges that lie ahead.

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