ACTKA NEWS 2018
PD DAY WITH TIM TOPHAM: MAY 11
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
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.
ACTKA PIANO COMPETITION: NOVEMBER 2017
Congratulations to all the finalists of the 2017 ACTKA Piano Competition! Saturday was a day of outstanding pianism. Details of our prize winners are below.
Many thanks to all who entered, and also to those who came along to support our performers. And a final thank you to all our generous sponsors!
1st ~ Lingwen Chen
2nd ~ Elise Chan
3rd ~ Audrey Hu
Highly Commended ~ Ziqi Gu
1st ~ Charisse Chan
2nd ~ Angela Han
3rd ~ Odilia Han
Highly Commended ~ Jennifer Liu and Jayden Lohe
1st ~ Christopher Taylor
2nd ~ Patrick Gu
3rd ~ Vivienne Tran
Highly Commended ~ Enling Liao and Joshua Clift