General Knowledge Workshops for Teenagers

Truly understand the music you play (and nail your exam general knowledge as well)

Orchestral instruments on a stage
Explore history, theory and the orchestra, richly illustrated with musical examples, pictures and videos (and even a few games!)
Workshops can also be held on demand, at a time to suit you. Contact Susan to find out more.

Comments from past students

“I enjoyed the examples for everything, it was great hearing it when actually applied to music” - Kira, 13

“I thought it had a relaxed mood due to the small group. The teaching was relaxed and comfortable and I learnt a lot. The music examples were especially good. I learnt a lot and it was quite varied” - Amanda, 16

“The method was excellent, with a lot of material learnt quickly and thoroughly. A lot of breaks and fun activities. Excellent musical examples to back-up points” - Kevin, 14

“I thought it was overall very helpful. It was good that we could discuss all of our ideas, and even though we discussed everything in the booklet we also talked about things we were curious about. It was also a good timing and the breaks were the right amount of time.  All together it was really fun, interesting and I learned a lot” - Ella, 13

About Susan Deas

Susan Deas is a professional musician, lecturer and teacher. She has been teaching piano and music theory for over twenty years, and is accredited in both Piano and Musicianship. Her training includes a Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance (Piano) and Musicology, a Master of Music Studies (Studio Pedagogy), a Bachelor of Arts (Communications), and an A.Mus.A in Musicianship. Susan also lectures in music theory and music appreciation for Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education, WEA Sydney and at other venues. She performs professionally as a pianist and organist, as well as giving professional development workshops and lessons to private music teachers. Susan is on the Council of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW.

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