Throughout the year we organise concerts for all our students, with our largest being the end of year concert. On top of that, we also hold small recitals and external performance opportunities such as at aged-care centres.
For the more ambitious, we can also enrol our students in Eisteddfods and Competitions.
We encourage our students to sit at least one music examination for the experience and create motivation in their studies. We understand that exams are not for everyone, and every student has different personalities – but part of learning is to put ourselves through different experiences and overcoming difficulties to become stronger.Our school is able to put students through a variety of examination boards including Australia’s largest, AMEB. We also have Rockschool, ANZCA, ABRSM and AGME.
During the school holidays, we hold workshops that focus on various areas of music that lie outside of instrumental tuition.Our workshops can focus on aural training, sight-reading, music theory, singing, as well as fun and games to keep our creative minds active! Other workshops can include exam preparation, performance workshops, and practice methods. These workshops are perfect for those who are not traveling around during the break and would like to engage outside of the musical box. Parents are encouraged to participate.
Develop skills for teamwork with other musicians when participating in ensembles and orchestras. This practical course will provide opportunities to work with other students and teachers in larger groups and music that require multiple instruments. Rehearsals run weekly on a set day and time during the school term, with a focus on musicianship and performance development whilst working towards concerts and other showcase events.
Applying for a music scholarship will save you tens of thousands of dollars in education costs. Scholarships these days are awarded for extraordinary abilities and commitment to their chosen area, and it’s becoming more competitive with higher requirements. Our scholarship training will help you understand the ins and outs of auditions, and give you the edge you need to make a successful application. Of course, the effort and practice is still on you to maintain!
For our more advanced students, we are able to organise masterclasses. These would be run by some of Australia’s top musicians, and are open for both parents and students. Masterclasses are a great way to get a second opinion before a competition or exam.