WINTER NEWSLETTER 2018


Term 2, 2018 is well underway!

Lots of new students of all ages have joined us this term - welcome to you all.  

I love calling into our Great South Road studios during the week.  There’s always so much exciting sound and musical progress being made by everyone there - primary to tertiary students, our teachers, adult learners - some taking first steps, others continuing a lifelong passion. 

No matter what stage you are at in your musical journey, practice is the key to good progress. Now is a good time to check that your/your child’s practice is the most effective and efficient it can be.  

We’ve included some great articles that will set you up for this - whether you are the student or a committed parent supporting your child’s musical progress.  

Thanks for choosing to make music with us in 2018.

Happy Music Making!

Miranda Rocca  |  Music School Manager


July Holiday Rock School

Our first Rock School for 2018 takes place these holidays on the 12 & 13 July.  For two days of songwriting and performance with like-minded Rock Stars, it's not too late to ENROL NOW.
Co-ordinated by our Rock Star teachers, day two is a real highlight and takes place at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand) Auckland Studios.  

For our budding songwriters, take a look at this documentary about what it takes to create a hit song? Presented by conductor Charles Hazelwood who appreciates Freddy Mercury’s music as much as Mozart’s, it is packed with valuable songwriting tips. How Pop Songs Work >

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Practicing

Practicing smart - not long - is a skill that is transferable to any subject in school, and music instruction is the best vehicle to teach this. Read more > 

Over time, with the right kind of practice, we change so dramatically. It is not just the body that changes, but the anatomy of the brain. Read More > 


Meet our Teachers

Here are two of our 2018 teachers.  We are very proud of our teaching team of more than 40! Each is a talented and committed musician who loves sharing their musical knowledge.  You’ll find a bio and photo of every teacher (returning faces and new faces) on the ‘Teachers’ page of our website.

  Katarzyna (Katherine) Slomian-Mazek  joined Lewis Eady in 2016 and teaches piano, keyboard, Musical Jam and Blast-off for us at St Josephs Orakei, Ponsonby, Freemans Bay, Orakei and Westmere Primary Schools.  Recently arrived in New Zealand from Poland, Katherine has been teaching piano, music and movement to students of all ages since 2009 – privately, in preschools and for music schools in Poland.  Katherine achieved her Master of Arts (Piano Performance and Pedagogy) at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and also her Master of English Philology in the specialisation of culture-media-translation at the University of Silesia in Katowice.  A recipient of many music awards, Katherine also brings experience to her lessons from her appointments as summer camp counsellor and dance teacher and as a Zumba instructor!

Katarzyna (Katherine) Slomian-Mazek joined Lewis Eady in 2016 and teaches piano, keyboard, Musical Jam and Blast-off for us at St Josephs Orakei, Ponsonby, Freemans Bay, Orakei and Westmere Primary Schools.  Recently arrived in New Zealand from Poland, Katherine has been teaching piano, music and movement to students of all ages since 2009 – privately, in preschools and for music schools in Poland.  Katherine achieved her Master of Arts (Piano Performance and Pedagogy) at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and also her Master of English Philology in the specialisation of culture-media-translation at the University of Silesia in Katowice.  A recipient of many music awards, Katherine also brings experience to her lessons from her appointments as summer camp counsellor and dance teacher and as a Zumba instructor!

  Pete Hickman  who joined Lewis Eady Music in 2016 teaches guitar, ukulele, and piano for us at Orakei, Ponsonby, Remuera, St Joseph’s Orakei and Westmere Primary Schools and guitar at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Remuera).  Pete has a Bachelor of Music Performance & Production from The London Centre of Contemporary Music and a Diploma in teaching from East London College.  He also teaches vocals, ukulele, drums, piano, band development workshops and songwriting and production classes.  Pete has been playing, performing, teaching, touring and recording as a professional musician for the last 10 years.  Pete also works as a composer for audio post production as well as writing and recording his own music. He was a finalist in the International Songwriting Contest (ISC) in 2013 and runner up in the 2016 ‘Song of the Year’ song & lyric writing competition. 

Pete Hickman who joined Lewis Eady Music in 2016 teaches guitar, ukulele, and piano for us at Orakei, Ponsonby, Remuera, St Joseph’s Orakei and Westmere Primary Schools and guitar at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Remuera).  Pete has a Bachelor of Music Performance & Production from The London Centre of Contemporary Music and a Diploma in teaching from East London College.  He also teaches vocals, ukulele, drums, piano, band development workshops and songwriting and production classes.  Pete has been playing, performing, teaching, touring and recording as a professional musician for the last 10 years.  Pete also works as a composer for audio post production as well as writing and recording his own music. He was a finalist in the International Songwriting Contest (ISC) in 2013 and runner up in the 2016 ‘Song of the Year’ song & lyric writing competition. 


UPCOMING EVENTS:

LEWIS EADY JUNIOR MUSIC CONTEST - FOR PIANO

DATE:  Sunday, 8 July 2018
VENUE: Lewis Eady Showroom, 75 Great South Road, Epsom
| ENTRIES NOW CLOSED |

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CALL FOR ENTRIES!

LEWIS EADY JUNIOR MUSIC CONTEST - FOR GROUPS

DATE: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Venue: Ponsonby Primary School, 44 Curran Street, Herne Bay
| ENTRIES CLOSE 15 AUGUST |

LEWIS EADY JUNIOR MUSIC CONTEST for GROUPS is open to all primary and intermediate school children.

The contest is a performance opportunity for children at all levels of musical achievement, which aims to encourage young musicians to perform and to gain valuable experience and increase confidence.

Deserving performances will be acknowledged with gold, silver or bronze certificates.
The contest adjudicators also provide constructive and encouraging written comments for all performances.

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Lewis Eady Charitable Trust presents

SYLVIA JIANG RECITAL

NOT TO BE MISSED...
ON PIANO, JUILLIARD STUDENT SYLVIA JIANG AND THE WONDERFUL SARAH WATKINS

MONDAY . 11 JUNE 2018
DOORS OPEN 7.00PM
RECITAL COMMENCES 7.30PM

LEWIS EADY SHOWROOM
75 GREAT SOUTH ROAD EPSOM

TICKETS:
ADULTS $30.  |  STUDENTS $10. 
INCLUDES A COMPLIMENTARY GLASS OF WINE & NIBBLES

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Sylvia Jiang is a young pianist from New Zealand currently studying at the Juilliard School with Mr Robert McDonald. She began her piano studies at the age of four with Mr Qu Yong, and was under his tutelage until she began her studies at Juilliard in 2014. Over the years, she has won numerous top prizes at national and international level competitions including the Wallace National Piano Competition, and the Hastings, Lev Vlassenko, Kerikeri, and Pusaka International Piano Competitions.

As an avid performer, Sylvia has given recitals in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Canada, Korea and the United States. Her performances have been featured on TV3, ABC Australia, Radio New Zealand Concert, Maori Television, and other notable news networks and publications. For the 2018 summer season, Sylvia has been selected as a fellow at Music Academy of the West.


Saturday Music School in Ponsonby – underway!

Saturday guitar, drum kit, piano, vocals and ukulele lessons are now underway at St Paul's College.
In addition to weekly lessons, each Saturday student is offered the opportunity to take part in the Allcomers Modern Orchestra which rehearses each Saturday afternoon.
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.

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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.
We are delighted to be able to offer these students the option of continuing their musical journey with us in this convenient central location.


Student Self Assessments

Each of our students completes a self assessment this term. These enable our students to identify themselves (with guidance from their tutor) what they are achieving in their weekly music class. Keep an eye out for yours!


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 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

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