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ADVICE FOR PIANISTS: PIANO LESSON MYTHS, PART 1

by Howard Richman Piano lesson myths are so ingrained into our culture and our consciousness that it almost seems silly to counter them. But on close examination, even the most ‘obvious’ beliefs about piano study and piano practice are not only wrong, they are damaging to the individu

THE HEART OF TEACHING ART

by Pete Barter, ETI_Music Be it theatre, film, performing arts, dance music or creative arts, being an art teacher does not only mean having the requisite academic qualifications but also the innate attachment and devotion to art that will enable students to have a good learning exper

THE MUSICAL BODY: BIOMECHANICS AND EMOTION

by Norma Knight and Pat. H. Wilson It’s rumoured that Victor Hugo once said ‘Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come’. South Australian MTA members will have noticed an idea enjoying some currency lately which pairs biomechanics and music. An article by Rosslynn McLeod in

MUSIC EDUCATION IN THE COPPER COAST

As seen through the eyes of local piano teacher, Julie Ayles The South Australian towns of Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta make up the Copper Coast region, so named as it was a significant copper mining area from 1860 to the early 1900s. Miners from Cornwall emigrated to work in the mines

ACCOMPANIST’S CORNER – ACCOMPANY, OR GOOD COMPANY?

Three is a magic number. Place a pianist on a concert stage with a violinist and cellist, and those three musicians become a piano trio – one of the most established and respectable ensembles in our mmusical landscape. Perhaps they perform Beethoven’s lustrous Archduke Trio or one of