Duets Week


Thursday, February 23, 2017 by Glenn Seddon | Uncategorized

As you might know, we have some great plans for the studio this year, with various themed concerts, more bands, student recording sessions, the 40 piece challenge and lots more, but I thought I would just draw your attention to some things happening in the near future. 

For those wanting to do a grade this year the cut off date for the first lot of exams is in just a few weeks (the exam is much later). So let me know if that is something you would like to do, if we haven't spoken about it already. I will also need the full payment for the exam before I do the enrolments too. I have to give AMEB (the exam board) the full amount when I register all the students. I'll let you know how much that is, if that is relevant to you. 

Secondly, we have our Duets Week coming up in week 9. For those interested in participating the idea is that students will learn a couple of duet pieces in the lead up to week 9 and then that week, you share 2 lessons with a similar level student. So you go to another students lesson, but they also come to yours and you play those pieces together. There's no extra cost and I'm sure it will be lots of fun and a great learning experience. 

Let me know if you are keen and I will start thinking about who I can pair you up with. 

All the very best, 


Duets Week and Grades

  Thursday, February 23, 2017 by Glenn Seddon | Uncategorized

Hi , 

Hope you're having a great week. It's hard to believe but indeed it is week nine already. The term is almost over.

This week, is Duets week! I'm so excited and looking forward to hearing the beautiful music that the students will be playing together. Don't forget (if you are doing duets) to come to your partners lessons as well as your own. We are also booking in AMEB exams this week. 

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this already but this year we are having the 40 piece challenge. The challenge is to be able to learn 40 new pieces throughout the year. Those that manage to do that will get a trophy and best of all, will know that they completed it and will of course improved greatly as a musician. If students manage to learn 20 or 30 pieces there will be a certificate of accomplishment for that. 

Just a quick note on practice. You don't need to practice lots to get better quickly, but you do need to practice regularly and be focused. Knowing what to practice and how to practice are just as important, if not more important, than how long you practice. So make sure you know what to practice. Check out the teacher notes and stay focused throughout your practice. Don't play for too long and not be focused. And practice regularly. 15 mins 5 times a week is better than one 2 hour practice session. 

Have a great week!

Chat soon,

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