2018 St Louis Concert

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the instrumentalists for their wonderful performances at our end-of-year instrumental concerts recently, a celebration of another year of learning for our developing musicians.

The concert theme was “Movie Themes”, with each student performing a solo piece of their choosing and participating in a group song relating to the theme. The group songs are an important part of our music program because they provide a valuable opportunity for the students to develop aural skills and musical confidence, and help with practice motivation because they are part of a team.

Well done to students who were presented with awards on concert night in recognition of dedication across a range of areas such as home practice, perseverance and attitude:

  • Keyboard Award Recipients: Georgia Athanasiadis, Amelie Baker, Henry Belton, Maggie Belton, Erin Cotchin, Ava Gellie, Miles Harvey, Christopher Kelsey, Gus Maudsley & Caitlyn Sin Mew Cheung
  • Guitar Award Recipients: Annalisa Athanasiadis, Lucy Beatie, Tahlia Buza, Ashton Chandra, Jack Gill, John Inton & Daniel Waters
  • Woodwind Award Recipient: Nicholas Shipham
  • Drums Award Recipient: Christopher Florea
  • Vocal Award Recipients: Ethan Summers & Matilda Williams

Violin Award Recipients: Freya Jomon & Father Justel

We would also like to recognise the wonderful achievements of St Louis’ students who undertook instrumental examinations with the Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts Ltd in 2018:

  • Grade Preliminary Piano: Vivian Peiris

We would like to extend a thank you to all instrumental parents for your continued support of your children’s musical endeavours through home practice and encouragement.
A big congratulations to all the students who took part in the music program this year. We are very proud of all of you!

The Kids on Key Music Team

Testimonials

After one year of keyboard, we were pleasantly surprised how well Christy performed as part of a group in a lovely end of year concert. Christy found further motivation when I finally made time to squeeze in a few private lessons so that she could measure her progress by completing exams. The group and private lessons provide complementary outcomes, by creating a musician who wants to improve and who can play as part of a group. Cath has a caring approach, and there is no pressure to take on private lessons.

Stephanie Mitten

My daughter has been attending Kids on Key through our school for the last 4 years. In this time she has developed a love of music and fostered a wonderful relationship with her music teacher. Kids on Key has provided my daughter with a positive, fun and challenging music program. My daughter is excited to be partaking in her next ANZCA exam for piano this year and I am positive that her love of music and piano is because of the fantastic environment provided by Kids on Key.

Kylie Kibsgaard

My children have been learning keyboard for about 4 years with Kids on Key. I think it is a fantastic program, especially as these classes can be done around school times. My children have learned to read music as well as learn keyboard, both of which I truly believe helps to expand our children’s mind for many other areas of their life, similar to the benefits of learning another language, and Susan is just a wonderful teacher. The opportunity to further the education with exams and grading is there for the students that wish to pursue their instruments further.

Nancy Gibson