Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note to say g’day to all the new students & welcome back to the regulars, we hope you all enjoyed the holiday break!

We are already into week 2 of this term so now everyone’s starting to get settled in it’s time to get the wheels in motion for another freaking awesome year ahead. This is a bit of a special year for us as at the beginning of this term this little ol’ music school officially turned a huge 5 years old! We are currently celebrating by offering free trial lessons on all instruments for the first 5 weeks of this term, so if you want to have a taster of a different instrument, nows the time to have that lesson, as we probably won’t be doing this again for another 5 years!

We are extremely excited for the year ahead, it’s shaping up to be a very fun one, read on for more info….


Whose Keen For A Jam Sandwich?

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Due to the overwhelming success of the student collaborations at our Not Quite End Of Year gig @ Lizottes last year, it is now becoming a permanent weekly fixture!

That’s right, we are starting weekly band jams this term!

When: Weekday afternoons in the big room up the back of our studio.

Cost: $11 each band member per week.

The band jams are going to be weekly hour long rehearsals guided by one of our teachers with the aim to get the groups up & performing at gigs we put on throughout the year. Once each band/group has a number of songs under their belt, we will also start working towards learning how to improvise as well as writing songs together. With our new recording studio now built, once a song is written, we can even get them in the studio for a couple of rehearsals & record their song!

Playing in a band is where getting lessons really pays off as you can start using all the tools you’ve learnt in lessons & your abilities on your instrument increase at a much faster rate. We are all very excited to get these band jams up & running this year as we know our students will learn so much from rehearsing & playing live together!

To get as many people involved as possible we are keeping the cost down to a minimum as it will only cost $11 each band member per week. We are looking at having bands have around 4-5 members each, if there are any bands with less than 4 members then the price may have to rise slightly to cover costs.

We already have a good number that have put their names down, but we can always do with more! We especially need some more singers & drummers. If your kids are keen to get involved, please reply back to this email (if you haven’t already) & include what afternoons/times they are free to rehearse & let’s make it happen!


Let’s Record a Hit Song!

Hooray, the recording studio is officially up & running!!!
We’ll have some more details coming very shortly, but let’s just say we are very excited to get some students in the studio & record some tunes.

Want to know a cool byproduct of the studio? We will be creating HD videos of student performances in the studio & uploading to our youtube channel! There’s even the chance of some virtual collaborations going on where several students can all learn the same song & record their parts independently. With the magic of a mixing desk we can put it all together & have a fully recorded song by the end of it without even rehearsing with the other members!


Happy Birthday To Us!

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Yep, we just turned 5 years old. A bit of a milestone really & instead of getting presents we are flipping the whole birthday thing on it’s head by giving presents instead!

We are doing free trial lessons for the first 5 weeks (see what I did there, 5 years, 5 weeks….?!?!) of this term. If you want to try another instrument or have any siblings or friends keen to have a go, get in touch & we’ll sort a time.


First Gig Of The Year!

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Some of our students will be featured at the Beaumont St Carnivale next month! This will be very cool, they are closing off the street to traffic & we are having a massive party in the street! There’ll be plenty of food, drinks, market stalls & music, so save the date Sunday 12th March & come on down! We are on the big stage near the Northern Star Hotel. Hope to see you there!

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