Term 2 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to term 2 – we hope you had a wonderful break!


It’s CONCERT TIME! AMS Concerts are June 3 & 17 at NORTH’S Auditorium and all AMS families have been sent an email with specific concert details for each class. PLEASE check your email (including your junk folder) and let us know if you have not received this very important information.

The AMS Concerts are the ‘soccer grand final’ for your AMS class! While you wouldn’t dream of training with your soccer team all year and then miss the grand-final, please prioritise the AMS concert above all else.

Congratulations to our gorgeous performers from term 1. The AMS Vocal Eisteddfod was a massive day with lots of beautiful singing! There are some lovely photos as well as the results on our Website & Facebook page.

Congratulations Samara - Each term the AMS staff select a student for the AMS Scholarship based on their dedication & enthusiasm. Our term 2 Scholarship recipient is Samara Mesk. Samara is a keen class member and an avid participant in all AMS activities. She is in Junior Plus with Miss Keryn at Warriewood.

Congratulations Miss Laura!  Our beautiful long term private teacher Laura gave birth to Lylah Rose on Monday 9 April at 4.45pm.  3.59kg.  both doing well.

NEW CLASSES – for Children & Adults! We are starting a few new classes this term – have a look at the ‘Classes’ page of our website & give Sandi a call in the office for details.

AMS PIANO EXAMS - our mid-year June session is reserved for ‘class level’ exams – so if you are in Junior 4, Super Starter 2, Junior Plus 2 or Extension 2, this is the session for you! Teachers will be speaking about this in class at the start of term and all preparation will take place in class (with plenty of practice at home!) We will email all eligible classes a booking link early in the term.

As we speak, Miss Michelle, Mr Bill & Miss Tilly are in Nairobi to run another AMS CAMP in KENYA! THANKYOU to our wonderful AMS Sydney families, who have generously sponsored & clothed our campers. Watch for photos and updates on the Directors Blog: and the AMS Facebook page:

A fantastic resource for helping with follow up at home is the AMS YOUTUBE channel! With videos of each piece in the JUNIOR, SUPER STARTER, JUNIOR PLUS and now also EXTENSION books, this is a wonderful help for parents who have missed a class (or are just having trouble keeping up!) Most pieces have a clip of each hand separately as well as hands together. Follow this link, click on the ‘search channel’ bar near the top on the right hand side and type in the title of the piece you need to watch – it’s as easy as that!   Many thanks to Miss Lindi and Tali Greenfield for putting this together 😊

Private lessons are an essential part of AMS training on completion of beginner courses. Private lessons provide the repertoire and training to prepare students for solo work. Junior Plus students are eligible for fortnightly private lessons and students in Extension & Spectrum need to have a fortnightly private lesson in order to continue with Piano Eisteddfods and Exams. SRS (the AMS Sight Reading Society) is an important focus of these lessons. Our fabulous AMS private teachers are finalising term 2 bookings now – please contact the office for further details.

Wishing you a wonderful term.

AMS staff.

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