Term 2 2017 Newsletter

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

It’s CONCERT TIME! AMS Concerts are June 4 & 18 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.

Ticket sales for concerts open on Monday April 24 at 7am – please mark this in your calendar now so you get the seats you want!
We had a fabulous JAZZ PIANO HOLIDAY WORKSHOP with the amazing Leonie Cohen! About a dozen of our more advanced students came along to a two-day workshop of chords, scatting, blues and improv.
What a hoot!
Congratulations to our gorgeous performers from term 1. AMS Composers day was fantastic and 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 Angus - Each term the AMS staff select a student for the AMS Scholarship based on their dedication & enthusiasm. Our term 2 Scholarship recipient is Angus Lewis. Angus is a keen class member and an avid participant in all AMS activities.

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, Miss Lindi, Mr Jake & Bill are returning to Nairobi to run our very first ever AMS CAMP in KENYA! THANKYOU to our wonderful AMS Sydney families, who have generously sponsored our campers, clothed our campers and provided undies for our preschoolers! We will be training our 4 Kenyan teachers, watching them teach at the Primary School in Korogocho and the Preschool at Kibera, running Camp and hopefully making progress on a very exciting project involving extending the Angel Kindergarten (this is Bill’s department while we are teaching and training!) Watch for photos and updates on the Directors Blog: and the AMS Facebook page:

Wishing you a wonderful term.

AMS staff.

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