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Immediate Suspension of Music Lessons at ESSM

Written by Rhys Lett on March 22, 2020

Following advice delivered by the Australian and Victorian government today we are needing to suspend lessons held on site at all ESSM locations in Boronia and Carrum Downs. We must at this time protect the ESSM and wider community in every way possible from the COVID-19 pandemic. This does not mean the end to your […]

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ESSM COVID-19 Plan and Policy

Written by Rhys Lett on March 16, 2020

Hello ESSM family, How is everyone doing? Hopefully safe, healthy and enjoying your music and lessons. It is unfortunately necessary to touch base with students, parents and teachers of our amazing music school due to the Corona virus pandemic threat. This post will outline the framework for the expected upcoming disruptions. The welfare of our […]

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2020 ESSM Teacher Information

Written by Rhys Lett on January 10, 2020

This page will update important dates in the 2020 ESSM calendar. Here you will find term dates, exam information, performance opportunities and information relevant to the running of the school. Terms and Conditions – 2020 ESSM Link through to the terms and conditions for lessons at the school. Please be aware of these at all […]

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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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