Monthly Archives: August 2014

Music Matters: August 2014

Posted by in MusicMatters | August 18, 2014


It is amazing what a difference our new teaching venue has made. The building is filled with beautiful music, happy kids, friendly parents and enthusiastic teachers. On top of that we now have a collection of fabulous local artwork. The Edward River Art Society has kindly agreed to display a number of paintings by members of their talented art group. Our foyer looks sensational. The paintings are for sale and the Art Society will be changing them over, each month.

Visitors and students will also be able to enjoy some amazing photographs taken by talented local photographers in the near future. You may have seen some of their work displayed in the Peppin Heritage Centre recently.

Art and music…..a perfect combination!! You are welcome to come and take a look during our opening hours.


Thursday 25th September 2014 at 7pm
162 Harding Street

SWM Association Members have been notified of the AGM by mail. Please not that there is a proposed amendment to the Constitution. Copies of the proposed amendment are available from the office during opening hours. Association Members have voting rights at the AGM. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend. In accordance with our Constitution, the rollover of Board members in 2014 involves 2 positions. Nominees need to be Members of the Association and have their nomination approved by the current Board.


Even if we don’t totally understand ‘the how’, the overwhelming view is that music enhances wellbeing. Studies have shown that both primary and high school aged students who are actively involved in the arts, including dance, visual arts and music are better motivated in the classroom and develop stronger self-esteem.

Music, in particular, sets off a flurry of activity in the brain, making all kinds of connections, which enhance the student’s ability to think creatively, improves aural and spatial awareness, verbal understanding and motor skills. Playing a musical instrument and singing has even greater side effects that benefit numeracy, literacy and concentration.

So if you were looking for a reason to take up a musical instrument, you need look no further.


A number of our students will be performing at the Primary Principals Conference in Moama in the near future. The sound of ukuleles will fill the conference room and those sounds will be made by the students of Moulamein and Blighty Schools. We wish them all the very best for this exciting performance and thank our teacher Will Eldridge for his input.


CONCERT 2: “LIOR” Vocalist / Guitarist
liorSaturday 9th August, 7pm at Multi Arts Centre SELL OUT!!

As expected, Lior was a sell out. “Lior” didn’t disappoint. It is little wonder that he is known for his dynamic and moving performances and has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s finest live performers. What an amazing coup for Deniliquin and an absolute treat for the huge crowd who were lucky enough to secure a ticket.


“ALUKA” Vocal Trio
Friday 24th October, 7.30pm at Peppin Heritage Centre

Aluka, are Melbourne’s finest experimental vocal group, who use the flexibility and emotional stronghold of human voice to its greatest advantage. Forming in 2008, they never set out to sing without instruments – they just enjoyed singing together so much that it seemed to naturally evolve.

Pre Purchase tickets are $25
At the door $30
Under 18 years $5








Music Education – Good for kids?

Posted by in Uncategorized | August 7, 2014

Check out “Music Education and the Brain” by Anita Collins on Vimeo.

The video is available for your viewing pleasure at