We run a variety of events throughout the year, and 2023 AUSTA events are being finalised. In the meantime, a complete list of events for strings can be seen on our calendar. Regular AUSTA events can include festivals in Perth and Albany, masterclasses, socials, forums, and online presentations and forums, with big discounts for our members. We are also support activities and prizes in association with WAYACHAMP, the Darlington String Quartet, Eisteddfods, Festivals and AMEB.
Keep up to date with AUSTA WA on Facebook
Join AUSTA WA on Facebook for AUSTA posts, and join the AUSTA WA Facebook Group for sharing all your news, instruments for sale, concerts coming up, auditions, opportunities.
AUSTA WA is a member of the Chamber of Arts and Culture, Western Australia
The Chamber is a place of research and resources for the arts and arts-related activities in WA, and has made a submission to the forthcoming National Cultural Policy. Did you know that in 2020/2021, Western Australia received 7 percent of Australia Council funding for the arts, less funding per capita than elsewhere? The submission can be read here: https://www.cacwa.org.au/documents/item/1234
WA-based string businesses
Please use this list to support our local string businesses with varying services from renting to buying to repairing. This list is not in any particular order or an endorsement of the business by AUSTA WA, it is supplied purely to help students, parents and teachers. If you would like your local WA-based business listed here, please contact us.
REPAIRS and MAINTENANCE: West Violins, Andre Ozturk, Andrew Tait (cello and double bass)
BUY: Crescendo Music, Andre Ozturk, Tempest Music, WA Music Innaloo, West Violins, Zenith Music
RENT: Tempest Music (rent to buy), Twinkles Violin Rental, WA Music Innaloo.
Recommended Minimum Teaching Rates
The 2023 hourly minimum recommended rate for private studio teacher individual lessons by WAMTA (the West Australian Music Teachers’ Association) is $95 an hour for professional teachers, and $75 an hour for students who teach.
AUSTA WA Committee
We have a welcoming committee of professionals and students who are motivated to create more opportunities for strings in WA. Thinking about joining us? please contact WA President Helen Tuckey firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Tuckey, President AUSTA WA.
AUSTA WA Facebook Group
In addition to the AUSTA WA Facebook page, (which is largely for AUSTA events, member news and opportunities posted by AUSTA Social Media managers) we have started a page AUSTA WA Group which is for members of the group and others to post freely in regard to anything of interest to the string community. All responsibility lies with those who post and is not the responsibility of AUSTA WA.
See the AUSTA WA Calendar on your iPad or iPhone Calendar app
AUSTA WA Calendar
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