Professional Development

Piano Masterclass with Richard Morphew

25th Sep - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Music Room Killara, Killara NSW

A piano masterclass for students from Grade 6 to Associate will be conducted by well known examiner, teacher, adjudicator, university lecturer:

Richard Morphew


This will be a wonderful opportunity to have a professional assessment of your student’s performance and to hear other students performing along with their assessments. Students and teachers are strongly encouraged to attend the entire session.

Grades 6 and 7 will be given 20 minutes, and Grade 8 and above will be given 30 minutes. So that each student can have the benefit of an intensive one-on-one session please note that places are strictly limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the office initially by phone or email as soon as possible to ensure a place in the session. It is likely that there will be time for only one piece to be played

Two copies of the music to be performed must be brought to the session.

Once the timetable has been finalised members will be contacted by email broadcast [EMTA] with a list of the pieces to be played.

 The MTA wishes to acknowledge the generous sponsorship of both

Mr Richard Morphew and Ms Pamela Hinde to enable this event to take place.


Registrations close 8th September, 2017

No late registrations can be accepted


Connecting in Music with Belinda Thurlow

26th Nov - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Oatley Community Hall, Oatley NSW

Using music, this workshop will discuss strategies for connecting with students who have special needs. Activities will be tailored for the lesson environment and will include rhythm activities, improvisation techniques, song writing, singing and mindfulness.

The activities explored in this workshop can be applied to various contexts and need not solely apply to students with special needs.

Connecting in Music will be presented by Belinda Thurlow who is Head of Clinic Operations at Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia. She has experience working with children and families in early intervention, children with special needs, children and adults with ASD, youth at risk and children with emotional and behavioural disorders.

Connecting in Music will be held on Sunday 26th November, 2017, from 1.30 to 4.30pm at Oatley Community Hall, 61 Oatley Avenue, Oatley


Fee includes afternoon tea

Registrations close 10th November, 2017

No late registrations can be accepted