Events

Invite Deborah to your school to give a workshop directly tailored to your teachers (classroom music and/ or instrumental) and/or your students.

Throughout the year, Deborah runs several online courses for music teachers and their students.
Click here for information about the VMPC - VCE Musicianship Preparation Course - for all VCE Music Performance students and their students.
Click here for information about the 10 Weeks of Solfa course - an introduction to solfa, rhythm names and the other music education tools used to become truly musically literate.

Deb also offers individual professional learning for Secondary School classroom music teachers and will happily give you a call to organise a chat or visit to help you get the most out of the "Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School" resources. Click here to request a call from Deb.


Due to popular demand - we have changed the date of the
2019 VCE Music Performance Workshop
Outcome 3 - Music Language:  Focus on Analysis

Click here to book now or for schools Click here for the TAX INVOICE / BOOKING FORM

Date: Sunday 26 May 2019

Time: 9.30am until 1.30pm (registration from 9.00am)
The Decoding Sound book launch will be held during the morning tea break.

Venue: Trinity Grammar School, Arnold Hall, Charles Street, Kew, Vic, 3101

Suitable for students studying VCE Music Performance Unites 1-4 & their teachers

Based on the brand new analysis textbook Decoding Sound: Music Analysis for the Secondary School (to be launched at THIS workshop!), author Deborah Smith will take you through a range of activities designed to teach you how to analyse music for VCE Music Performance.

The language & skills you need to succeed in Music Analysis

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  1. Understanding and describing the elements of music
  2. What is an expressive outcome?
  3. What is interpretation in performance?
  4. How does interpretation relate to the expressive outcome?
  5. Comparing the interpretation of expressive elements in different performances
  6. Answering and Listening Strategies
  7. Vocabulary for Analysis (Word Lists)
  8. Approaches for Future Practice
  9. How Analysis can help your Performance

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2019 Secondary Classroom Music Teacher Workshop

With Deborah Smith author of the highly successful ‘Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School’ text book and CD series.

Venue: Trinity Grammar School, Arnold Hall, Charles Street, Kew, Vic, 3101

Date: Sunday 21 July 2019

Time: 9.30am until 1.30pm

More details coming soon


2019 VCE Music Performance Workshop
Outcome 3 - Music Language:  Focus on Written Exam preparation

With Deborah Smith author of the highly successful ‘Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School’ text book and CD series.

Suitable for students studying VCE Music Performance & their teachers

Venue:
Trinity Grammar School, Arnold Hall, Charles Street, Kew, Vic, 3101

Date:
Sunday 25 August 2019 9.30am until 3.00pm

Bookings open June 2019!

Aural/Theory/Analysis

  • Terms & Requirements;
  • Question essentials;
  • Future practice ideas.

Aural/Theory

  • Key knowledge & skills;
  • The answering process;
  • Practice questions;
  • Exam strategies.

Analysis

  • Suitable vocabulary for the analysis of the elements of music;
  • Interpretation and its effect on expressiveness in performance;
  • Comparison of interpretation questions and techniques;
  • Listening strategies for “unheard” works.