Term 4 Newsletter

Welcome to term 4! Hope you’re ready for another big term to finish off a fabulous year of music together. Term 4 begins on Monday October 14 with our final lessons for the year on Saturday December 14. Last classes will be an ‘Open Class’ for families to see what we’ve been up to over the term.

It’s time to get creative - Term 4 is COMPOSING TERM! All students will be creating their own music in class and we can’t wait to hear lots of great performances at ‘Composer’s Day’ on Saturday November 30 at AMS Randwick. Look out for an email with all the details very soon.

End of Course PIANO EXAMS will be held during November - bookings open next week. Please remember that exams often BOOK OUT – so please speak to your teacher and be organised to avoid disappointment. ALL Students in Junior Book 4, Super Starter 2 & Junior Plus 2 are encouraged to do the relevant exam. All the work for these levels will be covered in class and you’ll need to do a bit of extra practice at home.

Congratulations to the many students who were successful in their Grade Level Piano Exams in term 3. Special mention to the following students on receiving an amazing A+ result! Aidan Eccleshall Grade 7, Nicole Irawan & Gary Koryukin Grade 5, Jamie Kowitchindachai Grade 3, Sofia Ignatenko & Samara Mesk Grade 2, Finley Humberstone Grade 1, Mia Selby Preliminary.

Many of our classes will sit their written THEORY EXAMS this term. Most of these will be in week 8. All costs for preparation, marking and certificates are included in the AMS half yearly materials fee. Preparation will take place in class with a few homework sheets as we gear up for the exam. Teachers will be communicating relevant information to parents and students. All the best everyone – we look forward to fantastic results!

We had SO MUCH FUN on AMS CAMP! We sang, danced, messed up the teachers and had a blast! There are some lovely photos on our Facebook & Instagram and camp families will be sent a closed link with lots more very soon. Thanks to all our campers for coming with us! Advance warning that AMS camp 2020 will be at the end of TERM THREE! POLYPHONIC Friday July 3, CAMP July 4-6.

 Congratulations to all students who performed in the AMS PIANO EISTEDDFOD late last term. Our adjudicators and our audience were super impressed with the very high standard and musical playing. Results for all sections are on our Facebook page.

Special congratulations to Nicole Irawan, winner of the 2019 Performance Award and the AMS perpetual shield. Nicole is in class with Miss Samantha and has her private lessons with Miss Anna. Nicole performed beautifully with a musicality far beyond her years.

Congratulations Mr Allister who has just returned from The Brisbane International Film Festival for the premiere of ‘An Athlete Wrestling A Python’, a short film directed by Stephanie Jane Day. Mr Allister composed the music for the film which features a choral performance by members of The Song Company.

We often take PHOTOS at AMS events and we love to share them with you! We sometimes put them in our newsletter, on our website, on the AMS Instagram feed or the AMS Facebook page. We know that many of you are ‘followers’ and enjoy seeing our happy snaps. If you’d ever like to opt out, please get in touch.

We are currently putting together all our new class times for 2020 and will be releasing them in November. If you know someone who is interested in starting at AMS next year, now is the time to make contact as there are already waiting lists for some classes. Our Head Teacher Lindi Greenfield will be in touch with any existing classes who will have a time or teacher change for next year.

A reminder that the AMS YOUTUBE CHANNEL is a fantastic resource! You can search for any of the pieces in Junior Super Starter & Junior Plus – it is a wonderful help at home. Have a look!


Wishing you a wonderful term 4!



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