Protege Master Classes ‘JAZZ IT UP’ Workshop Series


Sunday 26 April – Sunday 28 June


188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich QLD

Participation Fee



2.30pm – 4.30pm


(07) 3810 6100


We regret to inform you that due to the current situation with COVID-19 the decision has been made to postpone Protege Master Classes: Jazz It Up Workshops, originally scheduled to commence on Sunday 26 April, 2020.

The workshops will now commence on Sunday 19 July, 2020 at Studio 188.

If you wish to express interest in this FREE opportunity, please do so via the application link above.


The Ipswich City Council Prot̩g̩ Master Classes, Studio 188 and Daniel Philippe are seeking expressions of interest from Ipswich music students (grade 8 Р12) to attend a jazz technique workshop series.

Ipswich based music students will attend 10-week workshop series facilitated by local musician Daniel Philippe, culminating in a live public performance at Studio 188 to showcase what they’ve learn in front of family and friends. Participants will be given tuition on reading from a lead sheet, improvisation, aural skills, ensemble playing, jazz theory, styles and appreciation, as well as tips and tricks on live performance. Workshops are FREE and open to all musical instrument types.

Workshop Schedule – NEW DATES TBC
Sunday 26 April – Sunday 21 June
2.30pm – 4.30pm @ Studio 188

Live Performance – NEW DATE TBC
Sunday 28 June
2.30pm @ Studio 188

Student eligibility includes:

Live within the Ipswich City Council boundary
Being able to commit to the above rehearsal schedule
Be a team player and be able to take direction
Play a musical instrument to a medium level
Be able to read sheet music

More about the facilitator, Daniel Philippe…

Daniel Philippe has been involved with music for most of his life in a number of capacities: teaching, performing, composing, arranging, producing and running community music events. His passion for music and people is evident in all he does.

Daniel was a secondary music teacher for 19 years, before founding his own music school in Springfield Lakes, AspirA music. The music school was founded to build upon his part time piano studio which had been running for more than 30 years. AspirA offers lesson in piano, keyboard, music theory, guitar, bass guitar, drums, composition/arranging, song writing, music technology, and tutoring in high school music. Daniel has tertiary qualifications in education and music (piano and composition).

In addition to teaching, Daniel has been performing music since his teen years. He has performed in many bands and ensembles ranging in style from jazz to classical to rock, including regular performances with the Ipswich City Symphony Orchestra, performing each year in the house band at the Icon New Year’s Eve concert at Robelle Domain, weekly at Breakthrough Church and in a number of one-off events, including the pit band for Strictly Ballroom at the Ipswich Civic Centre in 2018, for TSAC’s production of The Addams Family in 2017, and in 2019 he stepped up to Music Director for TSAC’s production of Grease. In the latter part of the 1990s, he toured interstate with rock band Tonjip who had airplay on national radio station Triple J.

He has played on many recordings in different styles, including releasing his own ambient improvised albums under the name Reflectiv, and producing Breakthrough Nation’s first album. In 2019, he produced a concert with Reflectiv and the Ipswich City Symphony Orchestra, for which he also wrote all the music and performed on piano. He regularly provides background music at restaurants, weddings, dinners and other events, and is a piano accompanist for exams, eisteddfodau and concerts.

Daniel loves music in all its forms and is passionate about helping others reach their potential through music.