Spring Workshop 2017

Spring Workshop 2017



An intensive two-day workshop for instrumental music teachers working in their own studio or in schools

Day 1: for piano teachers only
Day 2: for teachers of any instrument or voice

On Day 2, featuring aural training, musicianship, special needs, teaching boys, and much more! Plus an in-depth preview of the new AMEB Piano for Leisure Series for piano teachers on Day 1.


St Kevin's College Toorak
Boyd Egan Hall & McMahon Music Centre
Glendalough Junior School Campus
75 Lansell Road, Toorak, 3142

Please join us for two intensive days of professional learning to be held towards the end of the Term 3 school holidays. Day 1 will be of benefit to piano teachers, and Day 2 will offer a range of topics for teachers of any instrument or voice. One and two day bookings are available at member, non-member and student rates.

DAY ONE: Wednesday 4 October, 9.30-4.45 pm

for piano teachers

AMEB Piano for Leisure Series 4
An in-depth preview of the new Piano for Leisure Series

Presented by Tim Topham, Julie Spithill, Caroline Almonte and Glenn Riddle 

A new Piano for Leisure series is due to be released towards the end of this year. Day 1 of the workshop will provide piano teachers with the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the new series. Piano for Leisure Series 4 will feature grade books, handbooks and recordings from Preliminary to Grade 8 and will be an additional resource for teachers using the existing AMEB Piano for Leisure syllabus.

Throughout the day, leading piano pedagogy experts Tim Topham, Julie Spithill, Caroline Almonte and Glenn Riddle will explore each book in the series. Teachers will be able to view the material prior to publication release and will be taken through the key elements in each book. AMEB staff will be available on the day to answer questions, and workshop attendees will be able to pre-order series publications at a minimum 10% discount off the normal price.

DAY TWO: Thursday 5 October, 9.30-4.45 pm

for teachers of any instrument or voice

Adapting Teaching Approaches to Meet the Needs of Children on the Autism Spectrum
Dr Grace Thompson, President - Australian Music Therapy Association

AMEB Victoria: Your Music Assessment Partner
Jeremy Fletcher, Client Relations Manager, AMEB Victoria

The Language of Music: Theory, Aural Training and Musicianship in the Teaching Studio
Deborah Smith  -  Music Educator, Author and Kodály Specialist

Teaching Boys: Girls are From Felines, Boys are From Dogs?
Philip Carmody, Director of Music, Melbourne Grammar School

Social Program

Please join us at the end of Day 1 for a relaxed and informal get together over drinks at bar prices. Please note that previously published bonus sessions will be rescheduled for a future occasion.

Cellar 505 (upstairs)
505 Malvern Road
Toorak Vic 3142

Click here to download and print a copy of the program

Ticket Prices:

One day rate
VMTA member: $175
Non-member: $250
Student: $80

Two day rate
VMTA member: $265
Non-member: $380
Student: $120

Ticket prices inclusive of morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch.

How to Book:

To book online using credit card visit https://www.trybooking.com/296202

Please contact the office by email  or phone (03) 5243 4200 if you need to arrange an alternative method of payment.

BOOKINGS CLOSE at 5pm on Wednesday 27 September.

Meals and Refreshments:

Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided. Gluten free, non-dairy and vegetarian options are available. Please indicate any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Special Offers:

Non-members who apply and pay for their membership prior to booking may receive the member rate in advance of their membership being formally approved. To apply, please contact the office.

A member of a state-based MTA or the GMTA may book at the member rate as part of a reciprocal arrangement.

Registration and Venue Directions:

Registration is from 9.00-9.25 am in the Boyd Egan Hall (enter on Lansell Road). Most of the sessions will be held in the adjacent McMahon Music Centre and the Boyd Egan Hall will be used for registration, meal breaks, trade displays and some sessions. There is onsite visitor parking, and 2 hour street parking on Lansell Road. The school is 2 mins walk from Heyington train station.

 View the venue map here

The VMTA gratefully acknowledges the support of St Kevin's College Toorak,  AMEB Federal Office and AMEB Victoria




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