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Learn the Piano in 3 Hours!

October 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Practical Music Workshop – Learn the Piano in 3 Hours!

This course introduces beginners and amateur piano players to the MEP (Music Engagement Programme) approach to playing and singing. Participants will have the opportunity to develop or hone skills using standard MEP repertoire to play, sing and improvise. This course has limited spaces so please enrol early! If you do not secure a place, you will be waitlisted for the next one.

By the end of this session you will:
– Understand the basics of piano chordal accompaniment
– Be able to sing while playing a simple accompaniment
– Have several strategies for on-going development of piano skills.

Time: Saturday October 14, 1-5pm (including 30min break, afternoon tea provided)
Place: SIT Downtown, 25 Don St, Invercargill
Cost: $120 non-MENZA members, $100 MENZA members

To register or for further information email sally.bodkin-allen@sit.ac.nz or southlandmusiced@gmail.com

This course will be run by Associate Prof Susan West, Music Engagement Programme, Australian National University.

About Susan West
Associate Professor Susan West is the Artistic Director of the Music Engagement Program at the Australian National University in Canberra. Susan developed the innovative approach to music education. Assoc. Prof. West’s work has attracted both national and international interest. She has been recognized through various awards, including a National Children’s Week Award, an International Women’s Day Award and a citation for Teaching Excellence from the Carrick Institute. Most recently the Music Engagement Program was recognized for its excellence as a community outreach program through a national awards program run by the Music Council of Australia, as well as an Australian Volunteers Award.



October 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


SIT Downtown Campus
25 Don St
Invercargill, New Zealand
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