Monthly Archives: November 2015

Music Matters – October

Posted by in MusicMatters | November 26, 2015

With Term 4 just around the corner, it was great to see so many students from South West Music RC involved in a range of musical activities around the traps.

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Ballarat Grammar performing at SWMRC

This month, we had the pleasure of hosting Ballarat Grammar who joined forces with students of SWMRC and delivered a really wonderful concert, utilising a talented string ensemble, and a swing band that ended the concert with a bang.

We then had our final student recital for the term, and although small in participant number, was very pleasing to see such a range of ages and instruments utilising a performance opportunity.

We also welcomed Fanny Lumsden back to the region, as she opened her Small Halls tour, in association with SWMRC, at Wanganella. What a great night! The band were good enough to also conduct a workshop for SWMRC students on performance skills at our facility in Hardinge St.

Dates for your diary:


Tuesday 6th October: Commence term 4

Saturday 10th October: Dave Brubeck tribute concert 7:30PM. Early Bird discounts available (Ph. 58814736)

Friday 16th October: Student Recital

Saturday 17th October: Vocal/piano workshop – Free

Saturday 31st October: Scholarship Day


Try to also catch our tutors Shane McGrath, Sophie Butcher and Rose Sievers playing at various venues around town. Have a great musical month!!

Music Matters – September

Posted by in MusicMatters | November 26, 2015

We have had a marvellous month of concerts and workshops at South West Music, starting with a fabulous concert in Deniliquin multi – arts centre with the Cordover brothers last Saturday night. Their concert differed greatly from the ordinary classical music concert, and was enjoyed greatly by the appreciative audience.

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We then had the privilege of welcoming the two Stephens to Deniliquin, Stephen O’Connell (sax) and Stephen Neville (drums) who delighted many of the students from Deni South Primary, Deni North primary and Deni High with their engaging and informative workshops.


The 2 Stephens delivering workshops

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Enrolments are now being taken for Term 4, so please feel welcome to call our office at any time from Tuesday- Friday to discuss your instrumental and vocal options. Please remember that payment for term 4 is due by the 11th September, and contact us if you are experiencing any difficulties.


Piano Labs

Pre –school kids are invited to come and join our Piano Lab for group tuition in introductory music lessons. This is a very cost effective way to introduce your child to music in a fun and engaging way, and give them a flying start to their musical lives.