Summer Music School

Monday 13th- Friday 17th January 2020 at Mount Erin Secondary College.

“Celebrating 40 Years!”

A five day holiday music program with a range of classes for children with little or no musical experience through to those with advanced instrumental skills. Each of the sessions provides a progressively developing program during the course of the week. Participants should elect to be involved in one full, or one half, or two half session.

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Half Sessions

* Two half sessions are costed as ONE full session at $150.

RHYTHM ‘n’ BEAT 9.30am – 11.00am $100*

Damian Royal

Children aged 5 and over will learn about music in a fun way and feel the excitement of performing as part of a group.


BIRRELL STRING ORCHESTRA 9.30am – 11.00am $100*

Heather Birrell has been associated with PYMS since its beginning in 1980, being on the committee for the first summer school. Heather teaches violin and viola and has a long time commitment with the Frankston Symphony Orchestra. Heather will be assisted by Cathy Hughes.

Students working with Heather will have the opportunity to further develop their music skills. Players up to AMEB grade 2.


MOVEMENT & DANCE 11.30am – 1.00pm $100*

Tahlia Boydle is in her 11th year as a dance teacher, currently teaching at a local dance school in Cranbourne.  “The love of dance can lead you in many directions. I have so many fun memories, skills and experiences from all of it.”

Students will explore musical concepts and develop sensitivity to music through dance.

For students aged 5 and above.


Full Sessions

TRY AN INSTRUMENT 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Georgia Stibbard, Laura Campbell and Brooke Massee will give particpants the opportunity to have a practical introductory experience on  Woodwind, Brass and String Instruments. At the end of the week students will perform as an ensemble. This “hands on” try will help students make an informed decision of which instrument to study, thus making it an especially important program for students entering Year 7 in 2020.

No experience required. For students aged 9 and above.


CONTEMPORARY GUITAR GROUP 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Lincoln Bowen

Contemporary guitar group caters for guitarists and bassists from beginner level through to experienced. Sessions will include new and old songs from various styles and no music reading skills are required. Workshops will include opportunities to try out improvisation techniques and ideas. Acoustic and electric instruments welcome. Minimum age 9


VOCAL : Music Theatre 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Monica Royal has extensive experience as a performing musician, teacher and is currently teaching music at Wardle House, Toorak College.

Enjoy singing a wide range of songs including some from musicals and presenting them in a theatrical manner. Minimum age 9.


PERCUSSSIVE BEAT 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Simon Dewar has played in various jazz bands, rock bands and blues band over the past 15 years. Simon teaches percussion at various local schools.

This group will be involved in a variety of percussion activities through which the participants will develop rhythmic skills as well as percussive performance skills.

For ages 9 and above.


CONYERS STRING ORCHESTRA 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Margaret Conyers comes from a varied musical background ranging from the Junior Victorian Symphony Orchestra to the Australian Youth Orchestra. Professional work has included touring with diverse shows like the Leningrad Kirov Ballet Company, Bee Gees, Lisa Minelli, Dusty Springfield, Scottish Fiddle work and the best experience of all playing for Sammy Davis Junior. Enjoy playing string music in a variety of styles from folk to classical.

For students with AMEB grade 3 and above.


CONCERT BAND 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Jenny Stevenson teacher of music at Toorak College is a highly experienced teacher, performer and conductor. Students with good music reading skills will enjoy a modern band program presented by a fun loving conductor.


STAGE BAND 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Leon de Bruin is a highly experienced director of jazz and concert bands. He has been conducting award winning bands at Frankston High School for many years. This group will focus on stage and big band repertoire, with the opportunity for participants to explore the skill of improvisation.

Suggested standard AMEB grade 4 and above.


Cost for additional family members

For the second and subsequent members of the family participation

Full Session $130 Half Session $80

Two Half Sessions for additional family members is $130


Summer Music School Concert

The week will end with a concert on the evening of Friday 17th January, 7.30pm at Frankston Arts Centre, Davey St, Frankston. Parents, friends and the public are invited to attend.

Tickets: Adult $22; PSU $20; Under 14yrs $12
Tickets available from the Frankston Arts Centre.

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To enrol now please contact Antoinette Seal on 03 5975 8841
or E-mail: [email protected]