Would you like your child to learn a musical instrument and be taught by a highly-qualified professional music instrumental teacher? Would you like to offer your child the opportunity to perform before an audience in a relaxed, informal recital evening? Maybe your child may wish to take advantage of gaining outstanding advice from a visiting distinguished professional in one of our masterclasses, which are held regularly.
If this appeals to you, the Geelong Music Teachers’ Association (GMTA) is here to help.
GMTA member teachers teach a wide range of instruments including piano, guitar, violin and other string instruments, woodwind and brass instruments, and voice is offered as well. We welcome you to browse through our teacher listings.
At our recital evenings which are held regularly, there is a wide range of musical experience. Pianists, violinists, flautists, classical guitarists, clarinetists and also group items ( e.g: piano duets, string quartets) perform to appreciative audiences of family and friends in an encouraging, casual, non-threatening environment. Some of the performers are at the elementary stage, others very advanced. All in all, these recitals are fun nights giving the children the opportunity to perform themselves and enjoy listening to others.
A masterclass is like a workshop where a student plays to a visiting distinguished music professional who assists the child with elements of performance….. articulation, interpretation, technical problems etc. Master classes are conducted with a small group of students. The masterclass offers students new insights into their own performances and provides the opportunity for them to listen to others.
Teacher Professional Development
Our GMTA teachers are offered professional development from time to time, often focusing on new curriculum initiatives by the Australian Music Examinations Board.
Towards the end of the teaching year, GMTA members and friends enjoy a special evening catching up with others and listening to musical performances and guest speakers.