This year has been one of the most incredibly life altering ones in my 32 years on this Earth. Some of it has been fabulous, some very painful. A few of you know but most don’t: my marriage sadly ended during the year and dealing with that has been difficult. It’s been a bittersweet year that has taught me so much about myself, my tribe, our community, life and the power of music.Read More
How can you help your little musician? Read on to find out the single best thing you can do as a music student parent.Read More
On Saturday 26th November, our little stars performed their pieces and put on an amazing show for their audience. As teachers, Darina, Anita and myself could not be prouder of each and every musician.
34 stars performed for an audience of nearly 150!
Here is a little glimpse of some of the evening with the stars......
Photo credits to Benn Skender, my multi-talented husband and our beloved 'paparazzi'.
Well, it has been a big couple of months! It's been such an exciting time for me both personally and professionally!Read More
There are Christmas carols playing in the supermarkets. I can't believe it's that time of the year. There's definitely no snow, but there are lots – and lots – of stars. And they are all ready to shine at our End-of-Year Concert!
The year has flown by and now it's almost over. Our students have been busy preparing their performances for the Concert, which is less than three weeks away. It's a big moment in their lives and as it comes closer, they are excited and nervous. Both are good.Read More
Hanna (8) talks about her first piano lesson, how much practice she fits into her busy week and why she loves learning piano! About two years ago, 6 year old Hanna came into my home studio for her first piano lesson. She had an ear to ear grin on her from the moment I opened the door.Read More
So why are parents feeling so good about their children's music classes. What's it all about?
Can you believe that in Term Three our students learned a combined total of more than 175 pieces? When you look at it that way, ten weeks hardly seems like enough time to have achieved so much.Read More
The ability to learn is not fixed. You don't need natural talent, a high IQ or even a lot of free time. Just a little bit of effort and a routine.Read More
Guest contributor Brenda Shaylor shares her knowledge and experience on why music is a good choice for your child.
With over 30 years of teaching experience and having raised 5 children of her own in a nurturing musical environment, her insights are invaluable.Read More
An interview with 7 year old Toby on the composition of his very first book of children's songs for piano.Read More