I enjoyed the article posted on this website on 28 March 2019 by Canberra music teacher and examiner Greta Grybaitis. It discussed ‘the consistency and discipline of practice and the practice methods’ and contained content relevant also to students of...
Does your local library ever have a book sale? My library (City of Hobsons Bay in Melbourne’s western suburbs) has a book sale each month. I have found some wonderful items over the years, and most seem to be either...
That is the big question. What is practice all about? Everyone wants to be able to play the piano or sing really well and they want to feel happy with the way they are performing. Everyone wants it all to...
Are you looking for a new teaching approach, maybe something different for 2019? Would you like to challenge your students and have them assessed in groups? You may like to consider the AGME’s Speech syllabi no 6 and 7, which...
2019 marks 50 years since the AGME began operations. But it’s also a 50 year milestone for one of the Guild’s most respected teachers—Jan Skinner. Jan’s first Diploma students qualified in 1969, two of 54 students to do so since...
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...
The human benefit of music is about bringing people together for many activities and reasons; people build communities with music. 'With the 'Ipod Age' we are the first generation in history that have changed music from being about participation and...
Jeremy Woolhouse was organised by Leonie Wobking a Performance Lecturer at the AGME, to come to the Guild to give a lecture for our students this Wednesday about using the Alexander Technique, the lesson is a back and neck saving reminder. Being mindful...