Monthly Archives: February 2014

coomamusic news – 21 February 2014

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Gospel Project Final (1)Gospel Project Cooma – 29-30 March with Dan Scolla

Looking for an inspiring and uplifting way to spend a weekend? Come and be a port of the Gospel Project Cooma, store a weekend of gospel singing culminating in a performance of songs learnt over the weekend and supported by six piece band The Righty Mevelators- Cooma, 29th/30th March. To register phone 02 64935027 or email

What previous participants said:

“It was really well done in all respects, due in large part to Dan Scollay’s great expertise in leading a large group of people, having an excellent musical ear and a light, fun, joyful smile and approach.”

“I couldn’t imagine a more wonderful experience.”

“Fantastic uplifting weekend. Dan is an angel.”

“Dan’s skill in giving us all the right amount of attention, instruction and encouragement was really exceptional.”

“Thank you Dan for your fantastic direction, calmness, humour, expertise, talent…you have lifted my spirits!! Thank you!!”


All Your Music Needs For The New School Year

We’ve got our new Inside Music Catalogue out now.You can browse through our catalogue online at:

Click Here!

We have all these great products and more at Cooma School of Music.  Facebook-Like modern smaller 2

Music event summary & more important dates:(click on the coloured text to link to more info)
Also some Important Canberra Events


Our Music Community – Contacts for Local Music Teachers:
Cooma School of Music

Leslie Spencer (Classical Guitar) 0428 907 510
Allan Spencer (Classical Guitar) 6452 6067
Adrian Reichenback (Modern/Contemporary Guitar & Bass, Harmonica) 0477 035 854
Michael Horneman (Modern/Contemporary/Jazz Guitar & Bass, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet) 0423 612 942
Emma Ventura (Violin, Viola, Piano & Keyboard) 6452 5262
Rodney Clancy (Singing, Trumpet, Trombone & Brass) 0408 488 749

Marie Cox (Piano) 6452 2605
Phil Horneman (Brass, Drums, Piano, Cello) 6452 1255
Jarka Wichta (Violin, Viola & Cello) 0405 661 300
Mary-Anne Simpson (Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano & Classical Guitar) 6457 1594
Tom Collett (Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet & Piano) 0428 434 377
Matthew Lloyd (Modern/Contemporary/Rock Guitar) 6452 3620
Manny Aigney (Modern/Contemporary/Jazz Guitar) 0439 271 007
Matthew Ventura (Flute) 0420 664 073
Matt Charlesworth (Guitar, Bass) 0439 884 533
Christine Morris (Piano) 0431 325 283
Our Music Community – Links to Local Music Organizations:
Our Music Community – Links to Music Venues
Our Music Community – Links to Recording Studios & Music Management
Also these important links:          
Bye for now,

Variety Concert – Sunday 6 April 2014 at 2pm

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Well the year’s getting under way now and everyone’s hopefully back into routine!

This is to let you know that I’m organising a Concert for Sunday afternoon 6 April in Parish Hall Cooma, proceeds to Anglican Church and the Snowy Hydro Southcare Helicopter Fund.
You may like to add it to your diary – Variety Concert Cooma – Anglican Church and Snowy Hydro Southcare Helicopter Fund.
Many thanks.
Hope the year’s started well for you.
Nella Bacon
Ph: 6452 2876
Update (24 March):
Here’s some more information about the Concert.
Items include piano and guitar solos, Vera Shanley and David Ford vocals, Recitation by Gilbert Wallace, the Cooma Dance Co and the local Lions Youth of the Year Julia Weber who will be speaking.

Hal Leonard February Herald – The Latest Music In Print!


The luthiers at the premier Spanish guitar making workshop, decease Alhambra, hospital have just came out with a new student model classical guitar, gynecologist the model zero.

Alhambra model zero. Made in Spain for just $399

Alhambra model zero. Made in Spain for just $399

This is a lovely matte finished full-sized classical guitar with a solid cedar top. It retails for the amazing price of just $399!

The previous entry point guitar in the Alhambra range was it’s glossy brother, the model 1C which retails for $599. That’s $200 more than the new model zero.

This new model zero is an amazing guitar for the price. It has a beautiful solid cedar top which give it a full deep rich bass and a warm sustaining treble, plus there’s heaps of volume.

How can they do it for the price? Maybe they saved on the no-frills matte finish. Probably, but what a guitar! Made in Spain for $399. This is really going to upset the Chinese. The Spanish guitar makers are fighting back!

There are only 12 of these model zero guitars imported into Australia and the next shipment could be dearer if the Aussi dollar keeps going down.


Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938
hal leonard feb herald 02All the latest in Print Music from Hal Leonard Australia. (Including Disney in print, buy
AMEB publications, buy
Musical Giftware and more) Click the link below for HalLeonard Herald February Edition.
All these wonderful products are available at Cooma School of Music


Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938


Robert Schmidli Piano Concert – Sunday 16 March 2014 at 3pm

St Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall, ophthalmologist 136 Commissioner Street, order CoomaROBERT SCHMIDLI PIANO CONCERT

Tickets available at:

The Fabric Salon, side effects 42 Vale Street, Cooma

  • Adult $20
  • Concession $15
  • Members $10
  • Students & Children FREE

Presented by The Snowy Monaro Arts Council Inc

Dr Robert Schmidli, a Man of Many Talents


New Zealand born Robert Schmidli studied piano at the same time he was studying medicine. During his first year of Medicine at university Christchurch he won a Music Prize, then while he continued his studies in Dunedin he performed and broadcast his music nationally.
Robert has performed as a soloist with orchestras in both New Zealand and Australia after moving here in 1991. Since settling in Canberra 15 years ago he has continued to perform as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. All this, while practicing as a specialist in endocrinology and diabetes.

Mount Beauty Music Festival – April 25-27 2014

Mount Beauty Music Festival is looking for Buskers and Street Performers.

Calling all Buskers!

Calling all Buskers!

Here’s the link to their website:

And click below for Busker Application Form:

2014 MBMFEST Busker application form

(please send your applications to –