Rock Drum Lessons Available

We now have a second music room set up in our home studio in Canning Vale, to provide rock drum lessons for beginners.

The drum teacher, Ariana, is currently available on Sundays. 30 min drum lessons are available at an introductory price of $30 per half hour. There is no minimum commitment.

Ariana has completed Rockschool Grade 8 drums, and earned an AMEB Gold Award in 2023. She has completed a Certificate II in Music Industry, and in 2024 she will complete her Certificate III. Ariana is an experienced performer, as the drummer for the Perth rock band The Ruby Keys. She also has a current Working With Children card.

The best way to contact drum teacher Ariana is via email on .
You can also text 0434 035 702.

March 2024 Exams

The first exam certificate for the year has finally arrived! This exam was completed back in March – the certificate arrived yesterday! Congratulations to Imaan for passing Rockschool Keys Debut with Merit. (Rockschool has a different grading system to the AMEB; this grade under AMEB would have received a Distinction).…

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AGMS Virtual Festival 2024

The second annual Australian Guild of Music & Speech (AGMS) Virtual Festival is currently underway. Up until the June 25th closing date, we will be submitting video performances by students for adjudication. Pieces can be taken from any exam syllabus; for beginners, I am using the St Cecilia Exams syllabus…

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Dux Artium WA

I’m thrilled to announce that my student Joya Tjitrahadi has been awarded the Dux Artium WA award from the Australian Guild of Music & Speech (AGMS) for earning the top score at the top level out of all the WA candidates in 2023. She completed the Professional Performance Diploma in…

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November Rockschool Distinctions

Rockschool no longer posts or emails certificates from their exams. It’s not been unusual to have to wait up to 3 months for certificates in the past, but with it now being March, I finally followed up the certificates for last November’s Rockschool exams. It turns out that they are…

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AMEB Teacher Awards 2023

It was a pleasant surprise to have received 2 certificates from AMEB WA for *me* today! Last year, 5 students successfully completed AMEB Piano / Piano for Leisure exams, and 5 successfully completed Rockschool exams. I received a certificate for each syllabus set. I thought the packages may have contained…

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AGMS Award Ceremony 2024

Congratulations again to Joya for her outstanding exam success last year, earning a Professional Performance Diploma in electronic organ through the Australian Guild of Music & Speech. Unfortunately Queensland is a bit too far to go to attend an Awards ceremony, but it’s always lovely to receive an invitation nonetheless!

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Spotlight on Pedagogy

On Sunday 21st January 2024, I attended a half-day “Spotlight on Pedagogy” workshop provided by the Australian Guild of Music & Speech (AGMS) here in Perth. Topics included music for teens, incorporating technology into composition during lessons, and various new syllabus options available through the AGMS. Of particular interest to…

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New Practice Resources

I’ve just added a new section to this website with a variety of free practice resources to use at home. I’d already been some of these with students last year. I have also started trialling Boom Cards as another possible resource to use. Rather than customising exercises and randomisers over…

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2023 Achievements

Another school year is now over! Congratulations to all students for their hard work this year. It has been wonderful to see everyone’s achievements, whether it’s progressing through books or sitting graded exams. It’s been a busy year for exams and festivals, with many students sitting exams and performing in…

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