Programmes Tailor Made for All Needs
At The Music Space we are approached by students of all ages whether in primary school or adults, who are absolute beginners. We welcome this!
We pride ourselves on using materials and teaching methods that take each student through a learning process at a pace that will suit the individual, whereby they understand the fundamentals of not only playing their instrument but also the theory of music as well.
We run our teaching programme by the school terms, hence our terms are approximately 10 weeks long with a 2 week break in between each.
That does not mean however, that we are closed all year long!
Students are welcome to continue their weekly lessons without taking a break during school holidays, or join into one of our holiday workshop programmes which will give them the opportunity to learn a new skill or technique!
In our basic programme, we teach students how to read music, how to care for their instrument, we focus on rhythm and its importance, musicality and when ready, learning their pieces to a performance standard (no matter how new they are at playing/singing).
In regards to singing specifically, we find that within a month of lessons, students open up and become not only more aware of how to begin to breathe correctly and use their voice, we have found it begins to help with their confidence and any possible issues they have with nerves and anxiety. It is an incredible tool which transforms many areas of a singer's life, not only their singing voice.
Our yearly programme can take a student down a path toward an AMEB exam or take a student down a path which is driven purely for pleasure and growth with a non-exam focus.
Every student's needs and desires are unique therefore we will only suggest the path of taking formal examinations with AMEB, (or the Australian Examinations Board) if a student is willing and more importantly, ready, to begin preparation for and sit an exam.
All AMEB exams are taken in November/December of each year therefore, we will spend the year preparing the student for the exam ensuring they are ready for all exam components and focus on non-exam pieces as well.
We create and offer opportunities for growth for all of our students throughout the year if they choose them. Some such opportunities are through performing locally, competing at Eisteddfods, auditioning for local musical theatre productions and at the end of every year, holding our own recital giving all students the opportunity to perform to family and friends and to farewell another year together.
Greek Childrens Choirs
Our new offering commencing in term 4 of 2019 is an exciting one for The Music Space, and quite a unique offering as well.
Children from 6 years of age will be able to join our greek childrens' choir programme.
The purpose of this choir is two fold.
1. Teach children the fundamentals of breathing, vocal tecniques and warm ups, as well as the joy of learning new songs of varying genres
2. Teach children the Greek language through song. We will also be working on the correct pronunciation of Greek sounds, so children will be understanding and learning the Greek language more thoroughly through music.