Down a dusty road from the 1930s comes Doctor Stovepipe, a rollicking, old-time ensemble of guitar, bass, fiddle and sweet vocal harmonies. Each appointment is a swinging dose of fun, and a demonstration of how songs evolve and change over time, as they are passed on from one musician to the next. Students learn how the simplest sounds and stories can be turned into toe-tapping tunes and can even write their own lyrics for Doctor Stovepipe to perform in the show.

JIM SHARROCK GUITAR, VOCALS
GILLIAN COSGROVE VIOLIN, VOCALS
ED RADCLYFFE DOUBLE BASS, VOCALS

 

Suitability
Our program is suitable for students up to Year 8.

Links to other learning
Language, dance

Key general capabilities
Literacy, ICT competence, critical and creative thinking

Listen

Doctor Stovepipe

JIM SHARROCK GUITAR, VOCALS
GILLIAN COSGROVE VIOLIN, VOCALS
ED RADCLYFFE DOUBLE BASS, VOCALS

"An engaging and educational performance that was thoroughly enjoyed by all!"
— Belinda Young, Larapinta Primary School

Performance Details

Live In School Tour Dates

Canberra & surrounds ACT
2021 - Term 3 (Select Dates)
Country North SA
2021 - Term 3 (2 - 6 Aug)
Riverina NSW
2021 - Term 3 (7 - 16 Sep)
Far North Coast NSW
2022 - Term 2 (6 – 10 Jun)
North Coast NSW
2022 - Term 2 (6 – 10 Jun)
Canberra & surrounds ACT
2022 - Term 2 (Select Dates)
2022 - Term 3 (Select Dates)
2022 - Term 4 (Select Dates)
Sydney North & Central Coast NSW
2022 - Term 2 (30 May – 3 Jun)
2022 - Term 4 (24 Oct – 2 Nov)
Brisbane, Logan & Gold Coast QLD
2022 - Term 3 (18 – 27 Jul)
Darling Downs QLD
2022 - Term 3 (28 Jul – 3 Aug)
South West QLD
2022 - Term 3 (28 Jul – 3 Aug)
Sydney East & City NSW
2022 - Term 3 (5 – 15 Sep)

Pricing

Full price $9.50 - per student (min. 150 students per concert)
MVIS Online $7.50 - per student

Professional Development

By booking a 2022 program, you have access to a free Professional Development Webinar exploring your chosen ensemble and the teaching and learning resources.

Find out more here.

Resources

Musica Viva In Schools includes online teaching and learning resources that guide you through the program you’ve booked and enhance students’ concert experience.

Teaching resources contain:

  • Interactive activities
  • Multimedia content, compatible with Interactive Whiteboard
  • Music and creative arts curriculum-specific content
  • Cross-curriculum links aligned with state and national curricula

Event notes

Financial Assistance

We provide financial assistance to help schools access our programs - find out more here.