Sunday August 7th: VCE Masterclass with Dr Michael Lichnovsky at Fintona Girls School, Balwyn.
A great opportunity for students studying VCE saxophone (Units 1-4) to perform in front of an audience and work with Dr Lichnovsky in a masterclass format.
Participants are required to register by Friday July 23rd– registrations will be taken in the order they are received, and the masterclass may fill up before the closing date, so get in quick! Observers (parents, students, teachers) are most welcome.
Flyer here: VCE masterclass 2016 FINAL
Saturday August 27th: Professional Development for teachers with Peter Rickard at Scotch College, Hawthorn.
This session is for clarinet and saxophone teachers of all levels of experience, led by Melbourne music educator Peter Rickard.
2:00pm: Basic ingredients for good music teaching (including establishing rapport, engaging and motivating students, resources, fundamentals of clarinet and saxophone playing, equipment, playing with accompaniment, first lessons)
3.15pm : Afternoon tea
3.45pm : Basic Repairs and adjustments.
4.30pm: Advanced AMEB and VCE Performance.
Flyer here: PD Day 2016 V2
Friday September 23rd: Junior CLASAX Day with Ben Snowdon and Daniel Nealon at Highvale Primary School, Glen Waverley.
This day is for all clarinet and saxophone students who range from beginners to AMEB Grade 4 standard . Students will spend the day as part of an ensemble, led by educators and single reed players Ben Snowdon and Daniel Nealon. Activities will include:
- Workshops on breathing, tonguing and other techniques.
- Playing great music in small and large ensembles
- Making new friends who play clarinet and saxophone
- Showcasing the day’s activities in an open session for family and friends at the end of the day
Flyer here: JuniorCLASAXday2016