Honours All Round!

Three Top Notes Music Studio students entered for AMEB exams in this mid-year session, and I am very excited to report that all of them were awarded As (Honours) passes and glowing comments on their reports!  Congratulations to Clara He and Carol Xu who did Grade Four, and Joyce Chen who did Grade Two.  Fabulous results and well earned rewards for regular and consistent work.  Well done girls!!  Special thanks too to Clara’s Mum, Amy, who accompanied Clara and Carol so proficiently for rehearsals and on the day of the exams.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hannah shares her talents to help disadvantaged students

A special commendation this week to Top Notes Music Studio flute student, Hannah who took time out of her busy schedule to play in a concert organised by the Inner Wheel Club of Baulkham Hills to help raised funds for disadvantaged students attending Stewart House.  Hannah is also an advanced level pianist, and she played Marriage of Love, made famous by Richard Clayderman, and a Tarantella by Mendelssohn.  Hannah learns piano from Mariana Batkhan.  The Assembly Hall at Kellyville High School was packed on Wednesday night for the performances by local public school students, and Hannah carried off her first performance to such a large group with confidence and flair.  Well done Hannah!  

Charlotte Recommends Kids At The Con Holiday Workshops!

Holiday Workshops coming up: Tues 11 – Thurs 13 April

Following their sell-out success in January, the Kids at the Con Holiday Workshops are back again this April! They are fun and interactive as flute and piano student Charlotte found out last school holidays.  That’s Charlotte on the very right in the picture getting to experience making music in different ways and with different instruments, and having fun interacting with other children who love music just as much as she does.

One-hour workshops for 3-5 year olds: Tues 11th & Wed 12th April.

Half-day workshops for 6-10 year olds: Wed 12th & Thurs 13th April.

Click here to read more and book your child’s spot now!

 

 

 

 

Eisteddfod Season Successes

The Eisteddfod season is upon us and Top Notes Music Studio students have shown off all their hard work with fabulous performances and results over the last two weekends.  It is no easy thing to stand up and perform in front of an adjudicator and a room full of strangers, particularly if it is the first time at an Eisteddfod or competition, and all the students managed their nerves extremely well and came across as very composed.  These experiences help build confidence and resilience that carries over into other areas of life, as well as exposing students to the broader world of music outside of the school band. Congratulations once again to:

Penrith Eisteddfod 20 August 2016

Penrith Eisteddfod August 2016

Joyce Chen
Alyssa Collins
Caitlin Handel
Anish Joseph
Adhav Manoj Pillai
Anika Pandey
Caitlin Power
Charlotte Stevens

Full details of all the awards are listed here.

 

 

 

Theory vs Musicianship

Students can choose to do either Theory or Musicianship exams to fulfil the theoretical requirement of their practical exams.  The main difference between the two is that Musicianship has an aural component and therefore goes into theory into a little less depth.  Which do you think is better to do?  Which do you think will help you be a better musician?  Share your thoughts and opinions.