Every school holiday, the Faculty runs intensive workshops based on a variety of educational musical topics. In the past, these have included tertiary level theory, composition, and VCE Music preparation workshops. These are billed separately from the usual lessons, but can be beneficial as supplements to the regular curriculum.
Classes range in size from 2 – 6 students, depending on the workshop, and the cost is inclusive of all learning materials. Composition classes require students to bring a laptop for notation purposes.
Dates in mid-January are currently being finalised for 2021 holiday workshops.
Workshops held during this period will include:
Introduction to Music Theory
1.5 hours / $90 per student
Recommended for students who have not yet commenced theory, but who have a basic knowledge of their instrument, or for those students completing their Grade One theory studies. This workshop covers topics including: note reading of treble and bass clefs, note values, time signatures and rhythm. Students will leave with their own set of flash cards for practice.
Beginners Music Theory
2 hours / $120 per student
Recommended for students studying at AMEB Grade One to Three Theory or equivalent. An intermediate understanding of their instrument is preferred. This workshop will provide an in-depth look at Grade Two to Three theory topics including: Students will be provided with worksheets throughout the workshop, and will be given additional theory to complete at a later date.
Advanced Music Theory
2 hours / $160 per student
Recommended for students studying at VCE Music, tertiary music courses, or AMEB Grade Four or higher, or equivalent. A strong understanding of their instrument is required. As this course is specifically tailored to it’s participants, please contact us before enrolling in this workshop.
Introduction to Composition
2 hours / $160 per student
Ideal for students who have some understanding of music theory. This workshop will touch on different compositional styles through the ages, the fundamentals of music theory required for composition and notation. Note reading abilities are required.
Aural Skills and Training
1 hour / $90 per student
Recommended for students sitting AMEB exams, who struggle with aural components, or simply those who would like to further train their musical ear. Note reading and notation abilities are required to enrol in this workshop.
Please note that the same lesson policy applies to workshops, including payment and enrolment. Payments are taken at the time of booking and are non-refundable.
For more info on our policies, please refer to our Enrolments + Fees page.
Please contact us for more info, workshop dates, or to register interest for upcoming workshops.
Faculty of Music Annual Concert
Every year, the Faculty of Music holds an annual concert in late October. The concert provides students of all ages and abilities with a performance opportunity, in front of the welcoming and supportive community that stems from the students at the Faculty. All students of the Faculty are invited to perform a selection of pieces, ranging from beginner to advanced, classical to contemporary, solo to duet.
Tune into this page for more info as it is released.