Victoria, Author at Inner West Institute of Music
May 25, 2020

Parent Engagement = Music Lesson Success!

Many people believe that “musicians are born and not made”, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! In the first two years of learning, it is almost impossible to guess who will excel, but everyone agrees that parents who […]
May 12, 2020

Practice Apps & Tips

Every musician knows that practise is essential to improving their skills, but encouraging our children to practise can be hard work! These days we are lucky to have access to an array of apps to stimulate, educate and entertain our […]
December 4, 2018

How music lessons can improve your child’s fine motor skills

Improving fine motor skills in children with music lessons Fine motor skills relate to the ability to coordinate the smaller muscles in your hand to complete an intricate task. Refined motor skills are used in activities such as doing up […]
December 4, 2018

When is the right time for my child to start music lessons?

This would have to be one of the most asked questions of our music teachers at Inner West Institute of Music. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer, as it really does depend on the willingness and development of the child […]
November 14, 2018

The Benefits of Learning Music as a Family

Adam with Sylvie and Henry “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato When you share music with others, it becomes a whole new life experience. Whether […]
June 30, 2018

ENROLL NOW: Junior Vocal Academy

JVA is looking for amazing kids to come and join the fun, the excellence, the joy of sharing in music and making new friends. Every week our kids gather to rehearse fully choreographed, age-appropriate pieces to perform at gigs around […]
June 30, 2018

Dyslexia and Learning Music

How to help your child learn music if they have  dyslexia? We get this question more than you’d think.  Statistics show us that 1 in 5 children have a language-based learning difficulty and dyslexia is the most common of these challenges. 1. […]
June 30, 2018

Featured Student – Isabel de Sousa

Our Featured Student for this week is the lovely, bright and bubbly Isabel de Sousa! Isabel has been learning piano with Jessica Westcott for just under a year and she is loving it! She is impressing everyone with her focus […]
June 29, 2018

End of Term 3

A big thanks to all of our amazing families who have kept up their practice regime at home as we prepare for the Winter Concert! We are so excited to see all of our kidlets getting their performance pieces polished […]
June 14, 2018
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It’s never too late! – Tony Shaddock and Adult Students at IWIM

Tony Shaddock, 73, is one of our “young at heart” adult students. He has taken up Violin again after retiring as an Emeritus Professor of the University of Canberra and a psychologist. He learns from Victoria and is really enjoying […]
June 14, 2018

Featured Student of the Month – Lily Coffey

This month we have our first viola playing featured student – Miss Lily Coffey! Lily is 8 years old and has already completed 2nd grade viola… We’re impressed! It’s rare for someone so young to take to the Viola straight away. Lily […]
June 6, 2018

Top Tips on Buying a Piano

Tips on Buying a Piano Q. What is the first step towards purchasing a piano for my family? A. Purchasing a piano for your family can create a lifetime of enjoyment and intellectual stimulation. Before you spend money for either a […]
June 4, 2018

Cold Weather & Your Instrument

Sydney isn’t known for being one of the coldest places, but we’ve certainly been feeling the chill these last few weeks! As we head into winter, it’s important to remember that cold weather is especially hard on our voices and […]
May 23, 2018

In The Studio – Featured Student – Mikaela Al Hayek

Name: Mikaela Al Hayek Age: 13 Years Old Year 7 at St Patricks Teacher: Victoria Instrument: Violin Mikaela started violin 4 years ago and joined the IWIM in 2016. Her practice routine, coupled with encouragement from her father, and her […]
May 9, 2018

In the Studio – Featured Student – Luella Cordaro

Every month we love to celebrate students that have gone above and beyond with their chosen instrument, demonstrating great focus and practicing habits. This month’s featured student is Luella Cordara. 8 Year old Luella started piano in Kindergarten after her […]