Piano Workshop and Performance Day

Last Sunday piano students from all campuses, from Years 2 - 11 gathered at the Bellarine Campus for a few hours filled with music and keyboard related activities. Around 50 students were involved in three different workshops. Under the direction of Jacqueline Robins and Bryan Anderson, the students experienced playing in an ensemble. On two pianos and various tuned percussion instruments, they had fun improvising to jazz grooves and learning to play melodies. Kym Dillon inspired the students to create film music, using 12 keyboards with different sound effects. The young pianists were very impressive in presenting entertaining ideas to set music to a silent animation clip.

Our piano technician, Toby Mitchell, deconstructed a piano in front of the students and explained its ‘insides’. He was able to demonstrate the mechanics of the piano, prompted by our curious students and their great questions.

After a pizza break all student performed what they had learnt in the earlier workshops for families and friends. They also had the opportunity to hear from our guest performer Mr Kym Dillon who inspired the audience with his skills in improvisation. Tammy Treloar ran a trivia game to kick off the concert, there were two parents amongst the three winners!

Thank you to the dedicated piano and music staff, as well as our wonderful piano students in making the day a success!

Regina Thomae

Head of Keyboard

 

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