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ACTKA NEWS 2018

ACTKA Piano Competition 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ACTKA 2018 COMPETITION PRIZE WINNERS!

LOWER INTERMEDIATE

1st prize: Dylan Num

2nd prize: Ziqi Gu

3rd prize: Lingwen Chen

INTERMEDIATE

1st prize: Eric Wong

2nd prize: Miani Kirk

3rd prize: Matthew Wang

ADVANCED

1st prize: Jayden Lohe

2nd prize: Vivienne Tran

3rd prize: Christopher Taylor

Special prize for Best Performance of an Australian Work: Patrick Gu

Special prize for Best Performance of a work from the Classical Period: Vivienne Tran

Special thanks to our wonderful adjudicator Dr. Jeanell Carrigan!

 



PD DAY WITH SAMANTHA COATES: OCTOBER 28, 2018

We all had a fabulous time with Samantha Coates on Sunday learning more about encouraging & motivating our students, developing as teachers, sharing our passion for music, teaching valuable skills such as sight reading. Thanks so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience, Sam!

Samantha’s presentation covered:
*Creating expert sight-readers
*Developing a healthy technique
*The over-scheduled child: Incentivising practice in the 21st century
*Bringing Rote & Reading together: Brand New Repertoire series from Samantha Coates

What an inspiring day!

 



 

PD DAY WITH TIM TOPHAM: MAY 11, 2018

Tim Topham presented a wonderful day of exciting and informative sessions on May 11. All those in attendance benefited greatly from his vibrant and practical teaching. Tim went through the new Series 4 Piano For Leisure resources in detail, giving us important insights and teaching strategies for the pieces in this new collections. The students who attended the workshop had a blast working with Tim, learning new strategies for composing, performing and improvising in popular styles



AUSTRALIAN PD WITH JEANELL CARRIGAN: April 8, 2018

Jeanell Carrigan gave an interesting and informative lecture/recital about Australian music on April the 8th as well as masterclasses for students from beginner to advanced levels. She engaged so well with all the students! Everyone who attended was very enthusiastic about her presentation and we all enjoyed delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Thanks to committee members Rebecca and Amber for preparing such a feast for us! The lucky winners of the two free memberships to the Australian Music Centre were Kylie Loveland and Liz Fyfe.

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