SUMMER 2017 NEWSLETTER


I write this sitting at VTNZ waiting for one of my children to sit her driver’s licence test.  There’s lots of nervous energy in this place (both from parents and potential drivers!) and excited anticipation as each young person presents their papers and waits their turn.  I can’t help but compare this to a music concert – practice, preparation and nerves all leading up to this event.  Of course, we are hoping for a successful result however, the learning that will take place from a performance that ‘could be better’ will just be as valuable.  Your child’s concert will be a significant event for them (as will this driving test for my daughter).  Enjoy and celebrate! 

We wish you and your family safe and happy holidays.  Thank you for choosing Lewis Eady to contribute to your musical journey this year.

Miranda Rocca  |  Music School Manager  |


Introducing…

  Sarah Luethi  rejoined Lewis Eady in 2017 after spending a few years in her homeland Switzerland (and now a proud mum of two beautiful children)!  She finished studying contemporary music and performance at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ) in 2004 and since then has been teaching music at many different levels including one-on-one piano to both adults and children, keyboard groups and has held music specialist roles in high schools, primary schools and early childhood centres both here and overseas.  Sarah has been part of various band projects singing and playing keyboard.  Her last two bands toured and performed around Switzerland. Teaching is Sarah’s passion.  She loves passing her love of music on to others.  Sarah currently teaches Musical Jam and keyboard at Pt Chevalier, Westmere and Newton Schools.

Sarah Luethi rejoined Lewis Eady in 2017 after spending a few years in her homeland Switzerland (and now a proud mum of two beautiful children)!  She finished studying contemporary music and performance at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ) in 2004 and since then has been teaching music at many different levels including one-on-one piano to both adults and children, keyboard groups and has held music specialist roles in high schools, primary schools and early childhood centres both here and overseas. 
Sarah has been part of various band projects singing and playing keyboard.  Her last two bands toured and performed around Switzerland.
Teaching is Sarah’s passion.  She loves passing her love of music on to others.  Sarah currently teaches Musical Jam and keyboard at Pt Chevalier, Westmere and Newton Schools.

  Greg Dallison  who joined Lewis Eady in 2011 teaches guitar and ukulele at Royal Oak Primary School, Balmoral School and at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Epsom). Greg studied at the Nelson School of Music where he gained a Merit pass in Contemporary Music and went on to study at Teachers College. Greg has been teaching full time in Auckland for 15 years and is passionate about teaching beginner students.   “I love being able to see students enjoying playing music, getting progressively better and becoming capable musicians”. 

Greg Dallison who joined Lewis Eady in 2011 teaches guitar and ukulele at Royal Oak Primary School, Balmoral School and at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Epsom). Greg studied at the Nelson School of Music where he gained a Merit pass in Contemporary Music and went on to study at Teachers College. Greg has been teaching full time in Auckland for 15 years and is passionate about teaching beginner students.

“I love being able to see students enjoying playing music, getting progressively better and becoming capable musicians”. 


Lesson Fee Increase


Please note that we will be increasing our term fees in Term One, 2018.
• Group lessons will increase to $175 per 10 week term
• Individual lessons will increase to $350 per 10 week term

The new fees will be reflected in your term 1 invoice as will the day/time of your lessons.
Invoices will be emailed to you in late January 2018.  


End of year concerts and reports

This term, your child’s full progress report will be handed to them at their final lesson and end of year concerts also take place. (Several concerts took place in term 3 too).  These concerts are a great opportunity for our students to both share their musical learning with their friends and family and to gain valuable performance experience.  Enjoy your concert experience and remember that the less than perfect performances are just as valuable as the successful ones.


New Saturday Music School for Ponsonby

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St Paul’s College and Lewis Eady Music School will join forces in February 2018 to bring a new Music School to Ponsonby.

Everything from guitar and keyboard to drum kit and brass will be offered and students of all ages and stages of musical development will be catered for.

With choices to learn music either a large group, a small group or in a one-on-one lesson, there will be options to suit every budget.

Each student will be offered the opportunity to take part in the Allcomers Modern Orchestra which will rehearse each Saturday at 2pm, and other group performance options will also be offered.

St Paul’s headmaster Kieran Fouhy says the college is delighted to be part of this musical initiative, being a school so committed to music that it requires every student in Years 7 to 9 to study it.

Lewis Eady teaches music to hundreds of children at several inner city schools – Pasadena Intermediate, Marist Primary, Ponsonby Primary, Bayfield, Westmere, Freemans Bay, Newton, Richmond Road and Pt Chevalier Primary Schools.

Students who have been learning music at Lewis Eady primary and intermediate partner schools in the inner city are thrilled that they can now continue their lessons in this convenient central location.

Lessons will commence on Saturday the 17th of February and run through until the 24th of November.


Music E-cademy – music theory online! 

This fun online course is packed full of quizzes and games which take musicians from a beginner music theory level right through to Grade 5. 
The course is easy to use and self-directed featuring thousands of possible questions in hundreds of quizzes, badges, leader-boards, levels and games to help motivate students and keep them engaged. 
Music E-cademy’s comprehensive curriculum follows the major examining boards.  Children work independently and our teachers have access to their students’ progress data so they can easily determine where students are excelling and where they may need extra help.

Lewis Eady students access Music E-cademy for only $30 per year (usually $79!). 

Enter LEWISEADY in the coupon box to access our special price.


Partner Schools

We teach music at Balmoral Primary, Bayfield Primary, Epsom Normal Primary, Freemans Bay School,  Glendowie Primary School, Hobsonville Primary, Kohia Terrace Primary School, Kowhai Intermediate, Marist Primary Herne Bay, Maungawhau Primary, Mellons Bay Primary, Newton Central School, Orakei Primary, Parnell Primary, Pasadena Intermediate, Ponsonby Primary, Pt Chevalier Primary, Remuera Primary, Richmond Road Primary,  Royal Oak Primary School, St Joseph’s Primary, St Leo’s Primary, St Michael’s Primary, Takapuna Primary, St Teresa's (Karori, Wellington), Stonefields Primary, Wakaaranga Primary, Westmere Primary School and Sancta Maria College.
 
If you would like us to teach music at your school please contact Miranda on 021 524 433 or miranda@lewiseady.co.nz


TERM DATES for 2018

Term 1 – February 7 to 14 April (no lessons 30 March - 3 April)
Term 2 – 30 April to 7 July (no lessons 2-4 June)
Term 3 – 23 July to 29 September
Term 4 – 15 October to 15 December (no lessons 20-22 October)
*Partner schools finish December 7

END OF TERM FOR 2017
Term 4 finishes at partner schools on December 8 and at our Epsom studios on December 16

 

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Enjoy the summer break...
See you all in 2018!