January 15, 2020

Practical Practice Tips

Think about speed Speed plays a big role in quality practice – sometimes you’ll need to slow things down so you can adjust and take in everything you need to – sometimes thought you’ve just got to go for it. […]
January 15, 2020

How To Practice

Make A Plan Plan out what you want to achieve from your practice. This is just as important for a quick 5 minute practice as it is for a big session. Set yourself some really specific targets – and then […]
November 19, 2019

Music, memories and purpose

John Curro was an Australian violinist, violist, conductor and music director. John was a beautiful soul, so intrinsically entwined in his love and passion for music. This strong sense of purpose touched many he encountered, including myself. He was one […]
November 6, 2019

How music lessons benefit Homeschooling families

How music lessons benefit Homeschooling families Home education is a legally recognised alternative to enrolling a child in school in all Australian states and territories.  Across Australia, there are around 20,000 homeschooled students and the numbers are growing. (https://www.sbs.com.au/news/why-homeschooling-is-on-the-rise-in-australia) You need to […]
October 27, 2019

How adults can benefit from learning an instrument

How adults can benefit from learning an instrument Have you ever wished that you learnt an instrument as a child? Or perhaps you did learn an instrument, but gave it up or sold it. Playing an instrument is not just […]
October 12, 2019

Why you should encourage your kids to busk

Why you should encourage your kids to busk Busking is a fun activity for kids and is encouraged in most local area councils. In Inner West Council permits are free and Sydney City Council there is a small fee depending […]
September 25, 2019

5 ways music lessons can help your preschooler

I often get asked ‘how young is too young to start private lessons’? And the answer is – it really depends! Whilst some believe that school age is the right time to introduce private lessons to your child, there are […]
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 […]