A relaxed and welcoming performance opportunity for string students of all levels. We are pleased to welcome well-known esteemed musicians and string teachers Margaret Gunson and Michael Goldschlager as adjudicators and Kathy Stanton and Stephanie Nicholls as accompanists. Request a free poster for your school or studio here:

Early Bird registrations until April 26, registrations close on May 15, Trinity College East Perth.


AUSTA WA AGM March 2020

At our AGM we were very pleased to welcome Monica Bathgate, Ibolya Mikajlo, Tanya Servaas, Edel Taylor and Paul Wright to the AUSTA WA Committee, and said a sad and hopefully temporary farewell to Laura Carr, who has served so well as Vice President in recent years.  Please contact us if you would like to join the committee, and we have a red carpet ready for a double bass committee member! Congratulations too, to Sophie Curtis, for her splendid organisation of the chamber music play-in, which saw professional players, teachers, amateurs and students join together in works of their own choice.


We are looking for a regional representative for the South West. This is a position which could benefit you and your community. We have already some wonderful regional representatives in Geraldton and Albany! Enquiries:

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 resource sheet 

What does AUSTA WA do? For a great advocacy A4 PDF, please email

Recommended Minimum Teaching Rates 

The 2021 hourly minimum rate for private studio teacher individual lessons by WAMTA (the West Australian Music Teachers’ Association) is $90  for professionals, and $65 for students who teach.

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.

See the AUSTA WA Calendar on your iPad or iPhone Calendar app

On an Apple Computer in Calendar


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On an iPhone

  1. Tap Settings > Passwords and Accounts
  2. Tap Add Account (near the bottom)
  3. Choose “Other”
  4. Add Subscribed Calendar
  5. Copy and paste the following link

AUSTA WA Calendar

View the calendar of string events in WA



june 2021


Past Events

march 2021

21mar12:00 PMVibrato Workshop with Jeremy Woolstenhulme - Proudly presented by AUSTA and Kjos Australia

february 2021

28feb1:00 PM2:30 PMEnsemble Successonline presentation by Jade Martin, String Specialist

21feb9:00 AM12:30 PM2021 Greg McMurdo Memorial Conducting Clinic - Strings session

january 2021

18jan(jan 18)8:15 AM19(jan 19)4:00 PMASME Summer School 2021

september 2020

13sep9:00 AM12:00 AMABODA WA Read-Through Day