Emily Ventura B.Mus – Our New Piano Teacher

Cooma School of Music has joined forces with The Hub Youth Centre and Cooma-Monaro Shire Council to make a new music competition especially for young musicians in Cooma.

It called  the Cooma Youth Music Awards.

This special event will an important part of National Youth Week (10-19 April)

This year’s inaugural Cooma Youth Music  Awards will be held at The Hub Youth Centre on Saturday 11th April at 2pm.

Venue address: 39-41 Vale Street Cooma NSW 2630

Venue phone number: 0437 135 092

All styles of music are welcome – soloists, artificial bands, order vocalists.

The Prizes will be donated by  National Youth Week and Cooma School of Music.

  • Best Performance-Seniors ( 16 to 25 years of age) – (valued at $200)
  • Best Performance-Juniors  (12 to 15 years of age) – (valued at $100)
  • Special Judge’s Award (any age) – (valued $60)
Entry is Free.
All performers must be registered by 8th April 2015. Entry Forms are available at Cooma School of  Music or download a pdf Entry Form here:
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Emily Ventura B.Mus - Piano Teacher

Emily Ventura B.Mus – Piano Teacher

We would like to welcome a new piano teacher, view
Emily Ventura, to our faculty.

Emily has just graduated from the University of Newcastle Conservatorium. She majored in piano and was awarded a with a Bachelor of Music degree with Distinction. Her teacher there was Helen Smith.  Emily has also studied piano with Gabriella Pusner and Carl Schmidt.

Emily has been teaching piano for several years, with all levels and ages, and particularly enjoys seeing the level of satisfaction that her students gain from improving their music skill and playing pieces they enjoy.

Emily Ventura performing in recital

Emily Ventura performing in recital

Cooma School of Music now offers music tuition in piano, guitar, bass guitar, voice, violin, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, French horn, recorder, harmonica and music theory and musicianship. All styles of music are catered for, from rock to classical.

This year will also bring lots of opportunities for musicians of all ages and abilities to perform music in many different events. Every Thursday, Cooma School of Music is hosting a Thursday Night Music Club at the Two Vaults Restaurant, 161 Sharp Street Cooma. This weekly open mic session is a fun and informal way for musicians to hone their skills and meet with other musicians. It runs between 7.30pm and 9.30pm every Thursday. It’s free and all are welcome; call Allan on 6452 6067 for more information.

There will also be lots of opportunities for musicians to compete in 2015. Cooma School of Music has joined forces with The Hub Youth Centre and Cooma-Monaro Shire Council to create a new music competition especially for young musicians. It’s called the Cooma Youth Music Awards. This will be held during National Youth Week on Saturday 11th April. For more details and entry forms go to coomamusic.com. The fabulous 10th annual Cooma Music Competition will be conducted towards the end of term two in June (exact date to be confirmed). Jindy Idol is also planned for September. The Australian National Busking Championships™ will be held on Saturday 7th November.

So, as you see, there’s a lots of music happening in 2015 here in the Mountains. To stay informed watch this space, or go to coomamusic.com.au or “like” Cooma School of Music on Facebook. You can also ask to join our email list (allan@coomamusic.com.au) and we’ll send you regular updates on all the music events.

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