Rhythm Swing Champ

One of the apps we work with during lessons is “Rhythm Swing”, which has progressively harder rhythms to tap out. It’s actually quite an accomplishment to pass *all* the tests in the app, especially the boss levels! This superstar passed the final boss in this week’s lesson – Emily’s name…

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2023 AGMS Virtual Fest

The Australian Guild of Music & Speech held its first “Virtual Fest”, where entrants recorded and submitted one performance. Adjudicators awarded either a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum award. Five of my students decided to enter, with 2 taking out Platinum awards, and the other 3 received Gold awards. An…

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2022 AMEB Awards

The annual Australian Music Examination Board Awards Ceremony recognises the highest succeeding candidates across Australia in the preceding year. Congratulations to both of these dedicated students who have earned an Award for Excellence based on their exam results in 2022!

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AMEB Award

I have started encouraging students who are working towards AMEB exams in grades 3 and above and are in specialist music programs at school to consider enrolling to complete the AMEB Award over the next 12 months. For students in Years 11 and 12, the AMEB Award is an endorsed…

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Associate Honours

A hearty congratulations to Joya for earning her Associate-level “Professional Performance Diploma” in Electronic Organ with Honours! This exam was completed through the Australian Guild of Music Education, which appears to be the only exam body left in Australia which accepts Electronic Organ entries. Joya prepared a 20+ minute programme of…

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Lesson Slots Available for February

With some of my students having “graduated” after completing their high level exams, I have some rare Saturday morning slots available for students able to commit to weekly lessons year round. I also have some 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm lessons available for primary school students nearby in Canning Vale…

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Christmas Arrangements

Over 20 years I started arranging Christmas songs for the organ, which included transposing them to a singable key (quite important when carols are designed to be sung!). I got through over 30 of them, handwriting the arrangements, before I shelved them due to a lack of time. More recently…

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