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.


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.

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march 2020

11mar7:00 PM8:30 PMDeveloping Musical skillby Michael Griffin

may 2020

23may(may 23)10:00 AM24(may 24)5:00 PMBarry Green

june 2020

14junAll DayAUSTA WA String Festival

september 2020

26sep(sep 26)9:00 AM27(sep 27)5:00 PMRobin WilsonDr. Robin Wilson received a National Award from AUSTA in 2018 for outstanding services to the string community in Australia. AUSTA WA is proud to invite him to present lectures and masterclasses for the WA string community.

Past Events

november 2019

02nov10:00 AM4:00 PMAlbany AUSTA String Festival 2019in conjunction with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra

october 2019

11oct9:54 AM9:54 AM

05octAll DayDalcroze Professional Development Workshops

september 2019

22sep12:00 PM6:00 PMMini-Conference and AGM

july 2019

14jul9:44 PM9:44 PMPerth Dalcroze Workshop

june 2019

28jun6:30 PMViola Fest with Katie Yap (Day 2)

27jun4:30 PM7:00 PMViola Fest with Katie Yap (Day 1)

16junAll DayAUSTA WA String Festival 2019

april 2019

06aprAll DayDalcroze Professional Development Workshops

march 2019

02mar2:00 PM4:30 PMACMP and AUSTA WA Worldwide Chamber Music Play-In