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Welcome to Term 2, 2021 !

"We’ve got lots of exciting things lined up for Term 2"


Term 2 begins on Monday 19 April and last lessons are on Saturday 26 June, 2021 (Note: lessons start Monday even though it’s a pupil free day for some schools)

Congratulations to all our beautiful singers! The AMS Vocal Eisteddfod was a wonderful event – we enjoyed the performances of our little people right through to our big kids! The results, along with some lovely photos, are on our website: https://australianmusicschools.com.au/student-results/

The AMS Piano Eisteddfod will be on Sunday, 8 August 2021. This includes our wonderful DUET SECTION – so start getting ready! All info will be available during Term 2 so watch this space.

We had a fabulous time at our HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS! Miss Mychelle led the way for lots of musical fun at AMS Randwick. There are some great photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as here on our website:  https://australianmusicschools.com.au/events-activities/

It’s PIANO EXAM time! All levels are offered in June and November, at AMS Randwick & Warriewood. Video exams are open for submission anytime from 1 May to 1 December. Speak to your teacher to see if you are doing a mid-year or an end of year exam (please don’t enter until you’ve consulted with your teacher). Here’s the link with all the info for the JUNE session and video submission: https://www.trybooking.com/BQEOK

AMS CAMP is at the end of THIS TERM! It’s the very last weekend of the school term, leading into the July school holidays. POLYPHONIC (High School) is Friday 25 June and CAMP (Junior Plus and above, ages 7 & over) is Saturday 26 June - Monday 28 June. More details to come very soon so you can book and get organised.  Stay tuned !!! …..                                                 

New Adult Class starts Wednesday 5 May, with Miss Mychelle at AMS Randwick on Wednesdays at 7:30pm.  Great for new beginners and “Rusty Fingers”.  Bookings are organised through City East College.  Use the following link to book your spot:  https://www.cec.edu.au/course/piano_beginners_play

Enrol NOW for Viva Voice. This course is open to all high school students currently enrolled in an AMS class. Viva Voice is for students that want to develop their vocal technique, repertoire, and performance skills. The class is with Miss Elisha at AMS Randwick on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. This is a “limited special offer” for AMS students at $25.00 per 1 hour class. Call or email us to enrol for this term.

Our fabulous AMS CONCERTS are booked for Sunday 12 September 2021 at Norths Club, Cammeray. More info soon, but please save the date! All students from Junior through to adults will be involved in our concerts!

Did you know…. Michael Azzopardi, Associate Music Director of the Australian production of ‘Hamilton’ was a student with Miss Michelle way back when AMS began? And AMS camp was his first ever ‘away from home’ experience when he was seven! He sure has come a long way – and he’s now also an AMS Dad - We are so proud and so excited!

Parents are back in class! Our Junior Book 1-4 Courses are designed to have a parent or helper in attendance with every child, so we’re asking you to PLEASE PLAN TO BE IN CLASS WITH YOUR CHILD from this term onwards. We realise this is tricky, and it has all been a bit confusing as we navigated COVID-19 restrictions – but we really do get an optimal result when parents attend class. We’re THRILLED that we can have parents back! If this is impossible for you, then please contact the AMS office who will assist in finding a ‘helper’ to attend class with your child.

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 our AMS Instagram feed or the AMS Facebook page. We know that many of you are ‘followers’ and enjoy seeing our happy snaps. If you would like to opt out, please contact the AMS office.

Private lessons are an essential part of AMS training on completion of beginner courses – they 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 must 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. There are currently limited vacancies with our amazing private teachers - please email us at info@australianmusicschools.com.au or contact the AMS office and we’ll help you get organized.

We happily take the NSW Government CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS. Processing is now closed for Term 2 accounts but if you’d like to email us your voucher along with your child’s date of birth and we’ll use it for your Term 3 class invoice.

Thanks from the AMS staff.