There are a variety of opportunities for students to gain experience playing in front of an audience, both in a competitive and non-competitive atmosphere.
There are 2 regular opportunities for students to play in front of an audience purely for the experience, without having to compete.
WAMTA Student Forum
Held on the first Saturday of the month at a church in South Perth, the WAMTA Student Forum is an opportunity for beginners through to exam level students to play one song in front of an audience of students, parents and teachers.
There is no cost to the student playing; there is a $5 fee for adults accompanying the student.
TOSA WA Members Days
The Theatre Organ Society of Australia (WA Division) puts on a free music concert (“Members Day”) on the first Sunday of the month at the John Leckie Music Pavilion in Nedlands, where members (and often their students) are able to play the theatre organ or grand piano.
There is no cost to attend; tea or coffee is available during the afternoon tea break for $2, and there is an optional raffle.
Annual opportunities to play and receive adjudicated feedback on your performance include:
Held in May at the Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle Eisteddfod divisions range from novice to age-related sections, through to AMEB level performances and beyond.
Entries close in March.
WAMTA Recital and Concerto Competition
Held in early September at Zenith Music in Claremont, the Recital and Concerto Competition has divisions catering from novices through to advanced students.
Entries usually close in April.
South Suburban Music Society Eisteddfod
Held over several weekends in October at Zenith Music in Claremont, the South Suburban Music Society Eisteddfod caters to novices through to under 18s.
Entries usually close in August.