Our Term Dates (inclusive) for 2020:
# Term 1: Monday, 27th January to Thursday, 9th April # Term 3: Monday, 20th July to Friday, 25th September.
# Term 2: Monday, 27th April to Friday, 3rd July. # Term 4: Monday, 12th October to Friday, 18th December.
Please note, lessons run at normal times on 'pupil-free' days and public holidays, unless rescheduled with your teacher.
2019 Newcastle 'Joyce Blewett Scholarship' Winner
Congratulations to Katie on taking out first place of $250 in the 2019 Joyce Blewett Scholarship. A wonderful result, as this scholarship is quite a prestigious and competitive award for advancing piano levels.
Katie is pictured here at Newcastle Conservatorium with the adjudicator, Philip Sketchley OAM.
We very much appreciate the Newcastle Music Teachers Association running this event annually, with such a high standard of competition.
Congratulations to Helen, who passed both her
A.Mus.A. and her A.T.C.L. Piano Performance Exams in December!
This is a great result. Her study, practice and hard work lead to this well deserved achievement. (Helen managed to juggle her piano studies with the final year of her medical degree in 2018!)
~ 2016 & 2017 Recap - Some of Our Achievements ~
Our '30 Piece Challenge'
Running for the first time in 2016, there were several who chose to participate at this level - after all, 30 pieces in a year is a pretty big effort!
Georgia, Adeline, Elijah, Isabelle, Kirra, Adam and Isabella for learning over 30 pieces each - Well Done!
Making an effort to master a great number of pieces has many benefits - especially in terms of improving sight-reading, technique and musicality.
Its pretty logical really - the more pieces you learn, the more music you know!
Our '40 Piece Challenge'
This was the third year in a row we have offered the '40 Piece Challenge' - and make no mistake, this is a very big challenge for those choosing to get involved!
40+ Pieces: Riley and Joshua
50+ Pieces: Lana
60+ Pieces: Rhy and Marley
70+ Pieces: Chelsea
80+ Pieces: Rianna
Yes, I kid you not - these students really have achieved this many pieces - well done to you all!
And yes, Rianna has set a new studio record with her 80+ pieces!
~ 2015 Newcastle 'Nan Price Scholarship' Winner ~
Congratulations to Helen on taking out first place of $500 in the 2015 Nan Price Scholarship. A wonderful result, as this scholarship is quite a prestigious and competitive award for advanced piano levels.
Helen is pictured here with the adjudicator, AMEB examiner, Ann O'Hearn.
We also appreciate the Newcastle Music Teachers Association maintaining this annual event, with such a high standard of competition, providing something worthy for advancing pianists to aspire to.
~ Congratulations to Alex on achieving his AMusA and ATCL ~
Congratulations to Alex, who finished his studies with Anne, passing his A.Mus.A. Performance Exam, and also his A.T.C.L. (London) Piano Recital Exam with a Distinction - a well deserved result.
In May 2015 Alex received his A.Mus.A. award at the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) awards ceremony at NSW University, Sydney. As this was the culmination of a lot of study, practice and hard work it was certainly an important highlight of the year for him.
~ Our 2016 Christmas Concert at Mayfield & Koombahla Aged Care ~
Our Christmas Aged Care Concerts are a wonderful opportunity to share our music skills, and bring some Christmas cheer to others - and its great performance experience for students!
Thank you to all those who came along and played their favourite pieces. It was a lovely experience - the residents and staff enjoyed it greatly, and they are looking forward to us playing for them again next year!
November 2015 AMEB Exam News
Congratulations to Rachel, Serena, Katie, Elissa, Tehleah, Abby, Grace, Emma, Georgia and Adeline who ALL passed their piano exams in November (grades ranging from Preliminary to Grade 7) with great results! This is particularly exciting for Rachel, Serena, Abby, Elissa, Tehleah and Katie as they have all completed two grades levels this year. What nice results for all your effort and motivation. Extra special congratulations to Rachel, Elissa, Serena, Tehleah and Katie who all gained an A or A+ again. Keep enjoying your music!
June 2015 AMEB Exam News
Congratulations to Rachel, Serena, Katie, Elissa, Tehleah, Joey, Abby, Jade, Lauren and Matthew who ALL passed the piano exams in May/June (grades ranging from Preliminary to Grade 7) with great results! Special congratulations to Rachel, Elissa, Serena, Tehleah and Katie who all gained an A or A+. A great reward for all your efforts. Your love of music shows!
Congratulations to Rachel P, Serena, Katie and Bryce, who ALL passed their recent piano exams (ranging from Preliminary to Grade 5) with an 'A' result! Great to see such consistent results across the board. It is a fine reward for all your efforts!
Special congratulations also to Alex, who passed his A.Mus.A, and also passed his A.T.C.L. piano exam with a Distinction - a well deserved result.
Congratulations to Katja, Elissa, Caitlin, Katie, Renee, Matthew, Anne-Laure and Ali who have all gained great results (from Preliminary Grade through to Grade 8) in the November 2013 AMEB Piano Exam series.
Your diligence and perseverance gained some lovely results yet again. It is wonderful to see the progress across all grades.