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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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
November 30, 2017

Feature Music Student – Estelle

Welcome to Summer! And with Thanksgiving just behind us, it’s a great time to be thankful for the many opportunities we lucky ducks get to be a part of. This week we thought we would be thankful for the achievements […]
January 11, 2017

AMEB General Knowledge requirements

AMEB General Knowledge requirements During AMEB exams , the examiner will ask you some specific questions about your Main list Pieces (not the extra lists). Generally you should make yourself familiar with all the Terms and Signs in your music […]
January 6, 2017

AMEB examination tips for all instruments!

Tips for nailing your AMEB exam Repeats in your Performance Pieces: You are not required to do any repeats in the AMEB examination..however, no one is really stopping you doing them if you really want to! However, any Da Capo […]
January 5, 2017

Proper Care of String Instruments

A good string instrument is not made in a day , but rather is the product of many months of the most painstaking and expert work. To give an instrument proper care requires little time , and is not a […]