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March 24, 2018

My Child Wants to Start Learning An Instrument… Help!

At what age can a child start learning a musical instrument? Children have to be able to focus on the skills of learning a musical instrument and also be prepared to put in sufficient home practice on an instrument. Most […]
March 16, 2018

Your first AMEB exam… what to do!

As exam day nears, your confidence should soar as you prepare to showcase your achievements and gain recognition for all of that hard work. Don’t spoil the months of preparation, self-discipline, sweat and tears when you’re almost at the finish […]
March 13, 2018

Practice, Practice, Practice

A teacher once told me that the reason we repeat ourselves so much is the hope that someday our students will listen. Perhaps this isn’t the most creative practice technique, but anyone who has been teaching for a long time […]
March 10, 2018

Tips to being a Successful Piano Student

When you teach piano lessons long enough, you start to see trends. You can’t miss it. There are certain things some beginners do, a way they approach the piano, that makes them more successful. Success at the piano has a lot less […]
March 7, 2018

Music as a Language – Victor Wooten

Here at IWIM we believe in a holistic approach to music, one that’s not centred on solely technique drills or theory concepts – but one where these elements are woven in with contextual examples and real-time experiences. Far too many […]
March 1, 2018

Teacher Blog – What’s in my Music Bag?

I’ve always been a big fan of the classic “what’s in my bag” posts because they make me realise that I’m not the only one who has a bit of disorder in my life! My music bag is pretty much […]
February 27, 2018

Compare… and Despair

Comparison is human nature, and the temptation to compare ourselves to others is particularly strong in Musical World. A lot of people play a musical instrument. A lot of people play that instrument really, really well. And learning to cope […]
February 25, 2018

How Music Affects your Brain

We’re strong supporters of solid music tuition and it’s effect on the brain. Watch this incredible talk on how this happens!
February 23, 2018

Practicing in a Routine

Back to school, back to practice and back to the frantic daily routine! If Flight of the bumblebee is your mental soundtrack right now and getting back into the swing of things is not as easy as it could be, you may […]
February 22, 2018

February Featured Student – Sienna Walker

Our wonderful featured student for February is Sienna Walker.  Sienna is 10 years old, in year 6 at school, and is learning 3rd Grade Violin with Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich. Sienna first discovered she wanted to play music at the age of […]
February 22, 2018

10 Benefits to Learning a Musical Instrument!

18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument The Chinese philosopher Confucius said long ago that “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Playing a musical instrument has many benefits and can bring joy to you […]
February 12, 2018

Sugar Plum Fairies!

Many of our parents have probably had one song rattling around in their head recently, and they’d probably like a break! Well, we’re super sorry guys… but we’re gonna dedicate a whole blog post to Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar […]
February 10, 2018

Junior Vocal Academy

Welcome to a brand new venture with IWIM – the Junior Vocal Academy. Starting in Term 2 for ages 7-15. Junior Vocal Classes include singing technique drama choreography performance technique musical theatre rock/pop classical stage fright techniques If your child […]
February 5, 2018

BACK TO SCHOOL – A music checklist!

It’s Back to School for all of our K-12 littlies this week, and we have felt the excitement from the tiniest kindergarteners just starting their first week, to our fabulous teens about to tackle their HSC year. It’s one of […]
December 6, 2017
Sasha barr, violin

Sasha Barr – Featured Student December 2017

It’s the most wonderful tiiime of the yeaaarrrr… And here at Inner West Institute of Music we are celebrating not only the lead up to Christmas, but also the AWESOME acheivements of our amazing music students. This month we are […]