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2020 Recap - Our 'Covid' Year in Review!
Well, like everybody else, we have had a challenging year. Things were humming along nicely at the start of the year...only to be disrupted by the lockdown! Which meant that all our students (and their wonderful parents!) learned a lot about learning piano online. Whilst we still value traditional in-person lessons, we were thrilled with just how successful both students and teachers were in surviving and then thriving with Zoom lessons!
Of course, our long term distance students Adeline & Joshua have shown us over the last few years just how effective online lessons can be, but it has been simply stunning to see the results this year, despite the majority of lessons being online for at least 6 months. Congratulations to Everyone! We are just so proud of you all for persevering and overcoming the challenges of 2020!
The wonderfully consistent exam results above are from 8 different exam sessions & examiners, in 2 states!
(All exam results are for Comprehensive Piano & Piano Repertoire, unless otherwise shown.)
Congratulations to Damian!
Who learned 90+ pieces, this year - Impressive!
Congratulations to Mia!
Who learned 130 piece this year - Wow!
Congratulations to Annanya!
For finishing ALL of the P-plate 1, 2 and 3 courses - over 56 tricky pieces!
Congratulations to Lauren!
Who learned 4 big, challenging Intermediate pieces, AND finished the P-plate series, AND Alfred's Book 2!
Congratulations to Yuvraj!
Finished ALL the pieces in the AMEB Preliminary Grade Book, AND several improvisation pieces, from 'Improv Allister'!
Congratulations to EVERYONE, on your great progress in 2020 - We are so proud of all of your efforts and achievements!
- Piano League -
- Piano League -
While preparing for her AMEB Performance Certificate exam, Katie entered the International Piano Star Competition 2020 amateur division, in October - and was thrilled to gain a 3rd place. It was also a great way to build up performance experience and confidence ready for such a challenging exam level, despite the shutdown in 2020.
Thankyou to our local Newcastle Music Teacher Association, who continued to provide
quality music performance opportunities for students in Mid 2020:
Preparing performance videos for the Joyce Blewitt & Nan Price Scholarships, for Elissa & Katie, was a great way to polish up performance skills during a lockdown period earlier in the year - And they were both very happy with their results!
Various Online Eisteddfods in Mid 2020...
...More of our Online Learning Adventures in 2020...
...More of our Online Learning Adventures in 2020...
Our teachers pre-test all equipment & software...
Anne & Matthew have found several innovative ways of making online lessons successful, and often spend late nights testing new ideas, before using them in lessons.
Musicianship Class 2020 - Online!
We cover Music Appreciation & Theory in our online group class, currently covering grades 1 to 4 Musicianship, and exploring important Music History topics.
Here's Anne - distance teaching Students in Victoria
We have been teaching online since 2017, and the progress and success have been very rewarding for all!
Matthew - Teaching online & delighted with the new computer, & Classroom Maestro software!
Online lessons can be great fun - and quite social too!
Some great new audio & video equipment gives us improved lesson quality!
2019 Recap - Some of Our Achievements!
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.
~ Our Students' Exam Results: 2009 to 2019 ~
From Preliminary to Grade 8 Piano & Performance Certificate, in BOTH Comprehensive & Piano For Leisure syllabus,
AND from Grade 1 to Grade 7 Musicianship & Theory ...
98% of our students achieved a B or above; with 73% of those students achieving an A or A+
For exams with the AMEB and Trinity College - in Sydney, Melbourne & Newcastle
Congratulations to you all, this is a very high standard across so many exams & so many students, over many years!
But even more than that, it is wonderful to see you all happy with your musical achievements, while developing
good character and a growth mindset through these experiences... And just simply enjoying music!
~ 2018 Recap - Some of Our Achievements ~
Congratulations to Helen, who passed both her
A.Mus.A. and her A.T.C.L. Piano Performance Exams in December!
This is such a great result!
Her study, practice and hard work lead to this
well deserved achievement.
And not only that, but Helen managed to juggle
her piano studies with the final year of her
medical degree in 2018!
~ 2016 & 2017 Recap - Some of Our Achievements ~
Helen performing in the UMTA awards in Sydney
Riley playing Star Wars!
Isabelle with her nice examiner!
Joshua & Adeline practising their piano duet
Congratulations to Rianna who learnt 80+ pieces this year!
Katie - Won the Most Promising pianist - 12yrs & under
Congratulations to Jade on finishing her grade 8 AMEB piano exam with great resutls!
Congratulations to Matthew on also completing his grade 8 AMEB piano exam with great resutls.
Congratulations to Meg on gaining her Intermediate Performance Certificate with Trinity College London!
Congratulations to Bryce on gaining first place in both his sections in Lake Macquarie Piano Eisteddfod.
Elissa is thrilled with an Honours in both Grade 3 piano and grade 1 theory too!
Congratulations to Samara on gaining a High Distinction (A+)!
Congratulations to Emma on gaining a High Distinction (A+)!
Congratulations to Adeline on gaining a High Distinction (A+)!
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!)
Katie - rehearsing for our Koombahla Aged Care Christmas Concert.
Piano Party - Music Class time!
Christmas Showcase Studio Concert
A bit of Christmas Cheers for the Aged Care residents!
~ 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 with Distinction ~
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!
View Student Achievements from Previous Years:
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!
2014 Exam News:
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.
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!
2013 Exam News:
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.