My Grandfather Milton Parkes – How I chose to play guitar

Milton at Piano with Brothers

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My grandfather Milton Parkes was born March 20, 1907, In Melbourne (Williamstown), Australia. He studied piano under Professor William Laver and Professor Holmwood. He was an extremely able pianist, in demand as a piano accompanist and as a soloist.   He also studied the violin which would have aided his sympathy as an accompanist.   Milton performed […]

My European Musical Heritage

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My European Music Heritage. My great Grandfather Albert Parkes and his three sons Cecil, Kingsley and Milton had a profound effect on the Australian musical scene between 1900 to 1940.  Cecil is the older brother of concert pianist Milton (My grandfather) and youngest brother Violinist Kingsley.   Albert took on the role as their guardian on […]