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Learning & Access Update April - May

Learning & Access Update April - May

Although the Centre may be closed, we’ve been able to plan the delivery our Learning & Access Programs such as Song Play, Accelerando, Music Always, Sound Matters and the Bach Competition online

Song Play Online – Song Play has moved online through Zoom 

Clare Zabrowarny has been delivering Song Play Term 2 from her home through Zoom since Wednesday 15 April. Participants have been having lots of fun with sessions about Easter, the body, under the sea and Mother’s Day. We’ve received positive feedback from parents who are enjoying the opportunity to reconnect with other parents they would normally see at their playgroups.

‘Just a note to say we are loving the music lessons via Zoom! Clare is amazing and doing such an incredible job with it! – Kat Leslie, Participant 

Song Play is supported by Share the Music Donors 

Music Always Online – New connections with new technologies. 

On Wednesday 6 May, we presented an online concert with Inventi Ensemble through Zoom with our Share the Music partner, Wintringham. This endevour into online concerts saw us engaging with Emmy Monash on Thursday 14 May. Our Music Always partners are looking forward to delivering something a little different to their residents.

“We so look forward to your performance, we love this and thank you!!’ Maureen Shulsinger- Emmy Monash 

Supported by Hansen Little Foundation, Lady Marigold Southey AC and Hazel Peat Chartiable Trust 

Sound Matters Online  

Our Sound Matters workshop series for children with vision imparements started on Wednesday 11 March with vision awareness training for musicians from ANAM assisting to facilitate the workshop. Due to the Centre closure, we’ll be moving this workshop online on Wednesday 6 May. In this session, Ben Opie will lead participants in making instruments out of materials you can find around the house. We’ll be making thumb pianos out of bobby pins and wooden boxes.

Moving the workshop online has given us the opportunity to connect with participants who wouldn’t normally be able to come along to a session. 

Supported by the William Buckland Foundation & Marian E.H. Flack Trust 

Young Artists Program Online 

On Saturday 30 May we hosted a super session for the Accelerando musicians. There were two back to back workshops presented online by Ingrid Martin, Susan Eldridge, Sarah Wade and Matthew Hoy. Musicians are also accessing online lessons with professional musicians as part of the program.

The Bach Competition has moved online with applicants submitting a video of their outstanding performance of a Bach piece. Applications closed Tuesday 19 May with the final judging round taking place on Sunday 14 June. We are thrilled to be able to still provide young musicians with this opportunity. 

The 2020 Bach Competition is supported by Richard Mills AM, Martine Letts, Maria Johnson, and Vivienne Ritchie.
Accelerando is supported by the Peggy & Leslie Cranbourne Foundation.