HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING THE MUSIC PLAYING THROUGHOUT 2020!
2020 has been a crazy rollercoaster ride for us all, but thankfully we've managed to have some fun times amidst the mayhem... Remember our first Orchestra sessions online? And our Charity Busk-a-thon Concert with our friends in Ghana, Africa? Performing in our PJs for the Pyjama Concert was a lot of fun too! Despite all the online fun, It has been great to see nearly everyone iIN PERSON in recent weeks and we look forward to seeing EVERYONE in person in 2021! We've missed you!
Thank you also to our music friends who performed at the recent Hello Music Virtual Carols by Daylight, streamed live from Federation Square this year. If you missed the livestream, you can sing/play along by clicking the link here For Carols music to print and play, click hereHello Music Virtual Carols by Daylight
Photo: Ammy Lam
DIARY DATES ▪4 Jan Free Online Practice Session: 9am
▪5 Jan Music Theory Classes: Grade 1 9am/ Grade 2 10am
▪7 Jan Music Theory Classes: Grade 1 9am/ Grade 2 10am
▪19 Jan Beginner Piano Workshops
▪19 Jan Music Theory Classes: Grade 1 9am/ Grade 2 10am ▪21 Jan Beginner Violin Workshops ▪21 Jan Music Theory Classes: Grade 1 9am/ Grade 2 10am
HIT THE RIGHT NOTES WITH EXTRA HOLIDAY CLASSES
Holiday music lessons can be productive as you have more energy, time and focus! Best of all, you have more time to practice in what you have learnt! For those who wish to use the down time to improve their music skills, some of our Hello Music teachers will be available for some extra classes these holidays from 4 January. Contact us to check availability for private classes in violin, piano, cello, theory etc.
NEW - PRACTICE SESSIONS ONLINE
In our never-ending quest to encourage, coach and plead (!) with our talented young students to maintain a regular practice routine (amidst their very busy schedules), we are trialling practice sessions online. This way, teachers can give feedback to students to keep them motivated and on the right track before their next regular weekly classes. How does this work? 1.Students log on at a booked practice time, stating which pieces/scales they aim to practice at the time of booking2.During the session, the supervising teacher will visit each student while they are practising in separate breakout rooms. Feedback will be given directly and via 'chat' notes.FREE TRIAL SESSION: * Tuesday 4 Jan 8.30am-9.00am Limited places- please click here to book
"INTENSIVELY FUN" Theory Workshops (online)
NB AMEB require grade 2 theory to be completed before a grade 6 practical certificate can be received. Grade 5 theory must be completed before a grade 8 practical certificate can be received.
FINAL CALL.... IT's NOT TOO LATE !! RECORD YOURSELF OVER THE HOLIDAYS, PLAYING ODE TO JOY AND BE A PART OF THE VIRTUAL ORCHESTRA!!
Backing track and music scores can be found here Send your recordings in by 5 January and be in the running to win a $50 Hello Music Shop Gift Voucher!!AMEB EXAMS Well done to all students who recently sat their music exams- I would personally award all students, teachers and parents an A+ for your persistence in keeping your exam repertoire and preparation going despite the on again off again reschedulings due to 1st and 2nd lockdowns!!
For those who wish to plan ahead, here are the upcoming exam dates fro next year:
2021 Session Exam dates / Closing date 1st Metropolitan Practical 27 April - 16 May / 28 February 2nd Metropolitan Practical 17 May - 6 June / 26 March 3rd Metropolitan Practical 7 June - 23 June / 23 April 4th Metropolitan Practical 9 August - 4 September / 11 June 5th Metropolitan Practical 4 October - 14 November / 23 July Theory of Music Exams are available online throughout the year.
Video Exams available for submission from 1 February until 30 November. Enrolments close 15 October.Your Guide To AMEB Recorded Video Exams 2020
2021 TERM 1 RECOMMENCES Wednesday 28th January We can't wait to see you all in the new year for lots of musical fun. To enrol for next year, please register here
HAPPY HOLIDAYS and MERRY CHRISTMAS from all of us at Hello Music!