On Sunday the 25th October the Mozartini Orchestra performed at the Brimbank Funtasia Children’s Festival part of children’s week. The Mozartini Orchestra performed Twinkle Little Star, Waltzing Matilda, ABC Jackson Five and the Australian National Anthem. Other most recent performances include Keilor Shire Hall (1 November) and the Sacred Heart, Emmaus and Cana Fair (15 November).
The aim of the Mozartini Orchestra is to provide music students from 3 years of age with performance opportunities and an ensemble learning environment.
The Mozartini Orchestra was created by Lorenzo Capitanio and is named after the world’s most famous child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which translates to “Little Mozart’s”. If you would like the Mozartini Orchestra to perform at your next festival or public event please contact Lorenzo Capitanio on 9310 9532.
MOZARTINI ORCHESTRA 2009 HIGHLIGHTS
Australia’s Youngest Children’s Orchestra
(3 to 8 years of age)
“Raising awareness and the
music education in children’s lives”
2009 STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Senior Student of the Year. Completed both his preliminary and first grade piano exams with honours and high distinction.
Senior Student of the Year. Completed both her first and second grade piano exams with honours
Junior Student of the Year. Completed her first grade piano and preliminary cello exam with honours.
Completed both her first and second grade piano exam and third grade flute exam with honours.
Ms Ly Nguyen
preliminary piano exam with honours.
Dr Patrick O’Hara
preliminary piano exam with honours.
Mrs Rita Borg
Completed her third grade piano exam with honours.
Janelle-Ann Mendoza and
all completed both their preliminary and first grade piano exams with honours.
Congratulations to all the 60 students that completed their music
Marjorie Raimundo Completed her preliminary piano exam with high distinction
PIANO FOR LITTLE MOZARTS 3 to 5 years of age
One of the most frequent questions the Academy receive from parents is “At what age can my child start to learn to play the piano?” A. 3 years old.
At the Academy we are proud to be able to provided the opportunity for all in the community to experience learning music. From our Children & Teenage Piano-Guitar programs and Adult Piano-Guitar programs the Academy have a dedicated music program for pre-schoolers aged between 3 – 5 years of age, Piano For Little Mozarts. Our program is the only kind in Australia which includes the opportunity for students to perform in the Mozartini Orchestra, “Australia’s Youngest Children’s Orchestra”. For further information contact Lorenzo on 9310 9532.
FUNDRAISING TOTAL FOR 2009
|The Smith Family||Supporting Children in Brimbank||13th September 2009||$670.00|
|Kidsmart||Blue Light – A Child Safety Initiative||2009 – 2010||$396.00|
|Good Friday Appeal||The Royal Children’s Hospital||5th April 2009||$1750.00|
|Bushfire Appeal||Re-Sound (Musical Instruments)||March 2009||6 Casio Keyboards|
ADULT EDUCATION PIANO & GUITAR CLASSES
The most significant trend in musical education today is the rapid growth of mature age persons learning a musical instrument. Many adults feel some apprehension at the aspect of learning music, however after the first lesson the old cliché “I’m too old to learn” is forgotten.
It is a fact that adults learn more thoroughly than children do (slower maybe) but retain the knowledge longer. Research tells us that activities such as learning and playing music (piano for example) helps keep our minds active and shows improvement in overall health. The effect on older people particularly in group piano and guitar classes has a positive effect on the ability to cope with the stress of retirement and older age.
The Australian Keyboard Academy adult piano and guitar programs provide a supportive environment, a shared responsibility for learning and a social network for other like-minded individuals. Further details call our office on 9310 9532.
The 2009 fundraising concert were a great success raising a combined total of $2,816.00 and over 100 performers performing at each concert. Congratulations to all performers and I look forward to ever bigger concerts in 2010.
Registrations are now opened for the 2010 fundraising concerts. To register your child to perform at an Australian Keyboard Academy fundraising concert please complete the performers form available online or from the Academy foyer by the due date. For further details contact our office on 9310 9532