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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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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Career Expo Event – Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Come and discover how we can prepare you for a career in music! Booth 208 Door 9 Venue - Melbourne Exhibition Centre(Jeff's Shed) Friday 20th July Saturday 21st July Sunday 22nd July

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How to set up an Expo Booth for Music Courses!

A quick guide in setting up for a successful EXPO EVENT. Function: Careers Expo Event at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre over 3 days with 16,000 admissions. What to take and what is necessary to make it a successful event for our...

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Taking time to reach the minds of music students in a modern age

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...

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When the Violin becomes a language better than words and gestures

When Matthew Lim, a long distance student at the Guild, was able to come to our Melbourne campus, he was able to have fun with fellow student Davis Takagi with impromptu duets of some of the more complicated pieces...

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The Alexander Technique Lecture with Jeremy Woolhouse

Jeremy Woolhouse came 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 of our stances when playing instruments for long...

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