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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When I saw my Great Uncle Cecil Parkes feature on the first music filmclip in Australia on a Video retrieved from the National Film Archives by his Grandaughter Katherine Griffiths and her mother Margaret Griffiths nee Parkes, I was inspired to look further into my Musical Heritage. I was also fascinated to read the book […]