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.


2019 VCE Music Performance Workshop
Outcome 3 - Music Language:  Theory, Aural & Analysis

Deborah Smith, educator, musician and author of the highly successful Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School text book series and online resources, presents an interactive workshop for students studying VCE Music Performance (Units 1 to 4).

What you need to know & everything you need to succeed!

Using a range of tools such as solfa, rhythm names and singing, Deborah will provide an overview of the theory and aural comprehension components of VCE Music Performance (Outcome 3 – Music Language), including advice on how to learn and improve in the following areas:

PLUS an overview of Music Analysis (Listening & Interpretation) and a sneak preview of a NEW Music Analysis Resource (coming soon)!

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

Date: Sunday 24 March 2019

Time: 9.30am until 1.30pm (registration from 9.00am)

Cost: Early Bird Special $70 per student. Payment must be made by March 8, 2019. After this date the price is $90 per student. No refunds apply after March 8, 2019. Teachers accompanying a class attend for free. Fee includes morning tea and comprehensive notes.

Online Bookings (pay by credit card through Trybooking): Click to book! (Tax invoices can be supplied to schools, for bookings made via Trybooking, on request).

Enquiries: DS Music Booking Office Email: bookings@dsmusic.com.au

Click here for the TAX INVOICE / BOOKING FORM


2019 VCE Music Performance Workshop
Outcome 3 - Music Language:  Focus on Analysis

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
Topics covered:

  • Terms & requirements
  • Suitable vocabulary for the analysis of the elements of music
  • Interpretation & its effect on expressiveness in performance
  • Listening strategies for "unheard" works
  • Questions essentials
  • Suggestions for future practice

More information coming early 2019!


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

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.

More information coming 2019!