The Mastery of Piano tuning

I had the good fortune to ask many questions of Jeffrey Wood, the Guild President, who is a registered Piano Tuner with the Piano Tuners Technicians Guild of Victoria and the Australasian Piano Tuners Technicians Association, whilst observing him...

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Never to late to be inspired to learn a musical instrument

Lyn Murphy-Lane an Actress from the 70's has in her older years decided that she would like to learn how to play the piano. Leonie Wobking a piano teacher registered with the Australian Guild of Music Education has enjoyed...

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Prepping for a Public Examination – By Dr Ern Knoop

The A.G.M.E. Examiner's role may be summarised as follows:-   To provide a fair mark. To encourage but not to give false hope. To provide a comprehensive report with guidelines for both the teacher and student. To be cheerful and...

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Open day and meeting new musicians

What a fun day Tuesday was! Teachers, prospective students, and locals came into the campus to explore our facilities. The sausage sizzle was delicious and the conversations were delightful. Thank-you for coming to the campus , we met some very...

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PowerPoint and Public Speaking

PowerPoint and Public Speaking Did you know that the AGME has a public speaking syllabus incorporating the creation and delivery of PowerPoint presentations? PowerPoint and public speaking have come together in our latest Speech syllabus Business Presentations. This course is designed...

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How do you pronounce Australia?

How do you pronounce Australia? Have you noticed that our country’s name is often incorrectly pronounced? Here are some of the mispronunciations heard by speech teachers, as well as our recommended way to say Australia. Some incorrect pronunciations Leaving out the first syllable,...

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You’re not alone: being a composer in the age of social media

If your idea of a composer is one of a lonely, garret-dwelling, wine-swilling, isolated, tortured soul, responding to the sorrows and joys of the world with music that "means" something, and hoping that enough people like it to pay...

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Speech Pathologist or Speech Teacher: what’s the difference?

Speech Pathologist or Speech Teacher What’s the difference? In brief … Speech Teachers (or Speech and Drama teachers, or Public Speaking teachers) usually qualify through public examinations offered by organizations such as the AGME. Speech teachers use a variety of activities to...

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