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Noiseworks – Pick 5

Written by Rhys Lett on August 14, 2019

Noiseworks gained popularity through the late 80s and early 90s. They demonstrated the hard driving Aussie pub rock sound style of the era. Noiseworks was fronted by killer vocalist Jon Stevens, guitars from Stuart Fraser, bassist Steve Balbi, keyboards by Justin Stanley and on drums Kevin Nicol. Learn about this killer Australian act as we […]

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What We Listened To – Summer 2019

Written by Rhys Lett on February 19, 2019

I asked the teachers of the Eastern Suburbs School of Music what they listened to over the summer break. We always learn through greater listening. Find out what new music caught their ears in Summer 2019. Nick Hughes – Drums – Boronia A few up and coming Australian alternative rock bands have featured in my […]

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What We Teach 2019 – Week One

Written by Rhys Lett on February 9, 2019

I asked the Eastern Suburbs School of Music what they showed students during their first week of lessons for our What We Teach 2019 series. There is a wonderful variety of skill sets possessed by the teachers of our school. Take a look inside the classroom as they explain what they achieved in week one. […]

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Vce Music Performance Solo Guitar 2019 Guide

Written by Rhys Lett on February 8, 2019

NOTE: Updated for VCE Music Performance solo guitar subject for 2019. Welcome to the Eastern Suburbs School of Music guide to the VCE Music Performance Solo Guitar performance exam for 2019. You can access the 2019 song list via this link. In 2019, students in VCE Music Performance Solo guitar exam are required to play 5 songs selected from […]

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Play Guitar Better – 5 Common Problems Solved

Written by Rhys Lett on February 2, 2019

It is not easy to play guitar. Over the 20 plus years of teaching guitar, I find common errors students make that can be easily addressed. Often students book into guitar lessons after some self-learning through YouTube or tab sites that have hit a road block. As a result, lessons can quickly help them solves these problems. […]

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Weezer – Teal Album – Review

Written by Rhys Lett on February 1, 2019

Weezer have released a surprise covers project album to start 2019. After their self titled debut album became known by fans as the Blue album, they have selectively named albums after colours. This self titled release has been dubbed the Teal album. A slick Miami Vice inspired cover hints towards the larger selection of 80s […]

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VCE Bass Music Solo Performance Exam Guide

Written by Rhys Lett on February 1, 2019

This guide will help you understand and prepare for the VCE Music Solo Performance Bass performance exam taking place at the end of unit 4. As a result, we hope giving you a clear understanding of the requirements of the exam will settle your nerves. You must perform a minimum of 5 songs within the […]

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Mastering VCE Music Group Performance Exam

Written by Rhys Lett on January 31, 2019

Hi I am Rhys Lett, owner of the Eastern Suburbs School of Music and a music instructor with over 20 years experience. I have helped hundreds of students over the last 15 years find amazing success in their VCE Music group performance exam. Much of this is down to understanding “the rules”. In other words, which the […]

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