What is practice all about?

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...

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Psychology? No, Musicology!

By Yolanda Acker Like many young children, one of my extra-curricula activities was learning to play the piano. I remember a friend at primary school showing us a scrapbook with all the certificates she had been awarded from competing in...

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Reading aloud technique—five tips for improvement

Here are some tips to improve your child’s technique when reading aloud. Speech teachers commence with correct posture and book position, so that’s where I’ll begin in this article. Posture and book position In the two images above, Sameule Vaccaro of...

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Attention Drama Teachers – Primary and Secondary

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...

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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, and starting the...

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