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Jan van de Stool, 'International Music Therapist' and star of 'Australia's Got Talent' 2016, is a special guest in the School of Hard Knocks' Absolutely Everybody Loves The 60’s concert, Sunday 24th of Sept, Deakin Edge

BY CarolineK | 17-Sep-2017
Jan will be joined by the award winning Footscray-Yarraville City Band conducted by Phillipa Edwards. THECHO!R, conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM AND the School of Hard Knocks 'Absolutely Everybody' choirs including the Voices of Casey, Latrobe Valley Community Choir, Voices of Frankston, Choir of Opportunity, Voices of Alfred, Western Health Singers, All Together Choir and MEN ALOUD! MC and Chief Conductor: Dr Jonathon Welch AM, said "This will be one way cool affair! You will know the songs. I expect everyone will be up and grooving in the aisles". Proceeds will help us continue our wonderful work with the School of Hard Knocks, through which we deliver a wide range of arts and cultural initiatives to people who are marginalised and disadvantaged across a number of sectors of our community. @SOHKnocks @choir_man
Jan van de Stool, International Musical Therapist – was a successful Real Estate Agent before giving it all up and making a natural progression into becoming a Self-Help Guru.

Jonathon explains "The School of Hard Knocks loves presenting these concerts which enable us to bring together a wonderful community of singers and musicians.

Jan lives in Woy Woy, with Pieter, her husband and cousin, and promotes her unique brand of therapy at the local Munudgi Scout Hall.

Originally from Schiermonnikoog, an unpronounceable small village on the Frisian Islands in the Netherlands, Jan originally immigrated to Canberra in the early 70’s – where she had early success as a singer in her all female group – Pandora’s Box.

But these days Jan prefers to use her ‘unique’ musical skills to help other people. Through the power of music Jan has helped, literally, tens of people become self-expressed.

She has become ‘quite famous online’ through her YouTube Channel which shows her interviewing and working with celebrities on the series “Uncovering the Cover of Celebrities”, creating “The Voice Vlog with van de Stool” – a series that satirised the 2013 series of The Voice and with regular videos that have been watched by thousands of her ‘Fan de Stools’. In 2016 her fame spread even further when she made it to the Semi-Finals on Season 8 of Australia’s Got Talent. She is now often asked to appear at corporate events as an inspirational speaker and MC and has been seen by over 1 million people online, on TV and in theatres across Australia, in her one-woman show I GET THE MUSIC IN YOU, an evening with Jan van de Stool.