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Melbourne Piano School offers an opportunity for students who are preparing for AMEB, ANZCA or ABRSM examinations to perform in a formal and supportive setting and receive written feedback on their performance from three adjudicators.

Participating students will have the opportunity to perform on a concert grand piano with other performers in the audience. In addition to the performance, general knowledge of the piece (if appropriate, depending on the exam) will also be tested.

Why: Performance practise is a crucial part of the preparation for an exam or concert. Becoming too comfortable in the practise room in a familiar environment and on a familiar piano can lead to unexpected results when performing. If you think you are 100% prepared in the practise room, that is wonderful! HOWEVER!…. practising your performance skills and playing under pressure in a similar environment to your exam will give you that extra bit of preparation. It is guaranteed you will always learn something new during a practise performance. The feedback you will receive will be similar to that in the exam and will be constructive for you to become as prepared as possible.

When: 16 September 2018, 10AM - 1130AM

Where: 893 Park Street, Brunswick West

Adjudicators: Sam Colcheedas, Chris Wong, and Helen Bower 

Who: Sam Colcheedas will be the adjudicator for the sessions. He is an experienced teacher who prepares a large number of successful students for AMEB exams each year. He has his AMusA, DMus and is extremely familiar with the structure of AMEB examinations. In addition to teaching, he has many years as a concert performer and has valuable knowledge from performing piano both as a soloist and with various ensembles. He is currently studying at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music with one of Australia’s more formidable concert pianists, Caroline Almonte.

Fee: Adults: $30
Children (14 and under): $20 for Juniors (Preliminary, Gr 1, Gr 2 and equivalent), $30 for Seniors (Gr 3 and above) 
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893 Park Street Brunswick West Moreland 3055, Australia

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Sam Colcheedas
Melbourne Piano School

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