Our recent PD Day held at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre was a great success. Francis Louran explored the important – but often neglected – areas of Aural, General Knowledge and Sight Reading and explained how to effectively prepare students for these areas. Michael Dooley presented “Composing for the piano- an introduction to basic improvisation and composing techniques”, encouraging teachers to add some more creativity to their lessons.
The Inaugural ACTKA Piano Competition – Oct/Nov, 2016
The first ACTKA Piano Competition kicked off with great success over two weekends in October and November 2016. The ACTKA Committee already look forward to hosting this wonderful event again in 2017. We were privileged to have the internationally renowned pianist, recording artist and composer Penelope Thwaites AM as our adjudicator for the finals. We sincerely thank her for her wonderful work at our competition and for the encouraging and insightful comments she made to all the finalists. Click here for all the information about the finalists.