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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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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Rockschool Workshop 2

I enjoyed presenting a workshop through the AMEB (WA) on the Rockschool syllabus from a teacher’s perspective on August 22nd. It’s an exciting option, which my piano students are thoroughly enjoying! It was a pleasure to share what I’ve learned over the years, and I hope more teachers consider this…

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Rockschool Showcase

A couple of my students have now successfully completed exams using the Rockschool Piano syllabus. It’s a fabulous contemporary option that the students who have worked with it have really enjoyed. The AMEB are putting on a Rockschool showcase at the end of the month, and one of my students…

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