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In January AUSTA WA offered sponsorship to members for professional development, one upper strings pedagogy course offered by Judy Vasek, the other event was the Dalcroze Australia National Conference (Perth) with presenters from Europe, Asia and interstate. Feedback on this sponsorship has been very positive for all involved.A reminder that the 2020 recommended hourly minimum rate for private studio teacher individual lessons by WAMTA is $90  for professionals, and $65 for students who teach.Coming up!
  • On the evening of March 11, we will hold an exciting 1.5 hour event "Developing Musical Skill" presented by educator, speaker, pianist and author Michael Griffin, with valuable tips for students aged 10 and over, parents and teachers. For a truly valuable presentation, book here: Michael will also hold an all-day workshop for teachers with a substantial discount to available exclusively for AUSTA members on March 11, and may have some limited availability to present on Thursday March 12 in a school. Enquiries
  • We are looking forward to the visit by AUSTA National Presenter Barry Green on May 23 and 24 and the stimulating program with something for everyone will be released shortly. Many thanks to Joan Wright, who has joined the AUSTA committee to support planning for this, alongside new bass committee member Jack Charles.
  • Our annual AUSTA String Festival will be held on June 14 at Trinity College East Perth, with a welcome experience for all level of students.
  • Later in the year, we very much look forward to the WA inaugural presentation of lectures and master classes by the legendary Robin Wilson from ANAM on September 26 and 27.
All our hard-working committee members may be contacted through the committee page if you would like to offer support or have suggestions. As a not-for-profit, we are able to reinvest any gains made by our events back into the WA string community, and we are pleased to support WAYO, the AMEB, regional and suburban festivals and Eisteddfods and many performing arts organisations with a variety of support. Our events always have special rates and benefits for AUSTA members. Here's to a great year together!Best wishes, Helen Tuckey, President AUSTA WA." ["post_title"]=> string(2) "WA" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(2) "wa" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2020-02-12 20:48:52" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2020-02-12 09:48:52" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "chapters" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } int(929)

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