Category: Concert

Cherrybrook Music Studio Autumn Concert

March 21, 2021

Once again, all of my students made me very proud through your performances at our first Cherrybrook Music Studio Concert for 2021. Each of you worked hard in your lessons and at home to prepare your work to share with us at our Autumn concert. Thank you to all of our parents also who support and nurture the love of music in their homes.

I have the privilege of following your music journeys to observe how you have learned to read music, analyse the meter, worked on tricky rhythms, solved problems with notation, learned voice-leading and more through visualisations and sonifications through mathematical music theory! Workshopping your music through the ski-hill graph, circle (cyclic) graphs and linear graphs to analyse the cycles and to map the beat-class to these graphs and annotate scores has become for you a familiar way over the years to learn music deeply.

Through engaging with these instruments of music theory to enable you to articulate your experience of music, mathematics and acoustics assists you to achieve rhythmic stability, knowledge of the structure of your pieces, in depth understandings of harmony and so much more. We all notice the difference in your performances from when you began learning your pieces to your polished performances and as your teacher this is very inspirational for me. I very much look forward to Term 2 as we continue the learning through mathematical music theory to study the embodied psychoacoustic experience of music.

A very happy Easter everyone and have a good holiday!
Mrs C.

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Annual Concerts and Mathematical Music Theory Workshops

Congratulations students on another year of excellent learning, performances and dedication to your music studies. Each of you in your own way achieved new levels of understanding and application of mathematical music theory. I observe so many benefits to your learning through mathematical music theory in your performances and music theory examination preparation, band achievements, school invitations to perform at special events and excellent results for school music examinations. As you all grow in confidence, I can’t help feeling pride in each one you and your efforts this year. Great work!

Also, a special thank you to our wonderfully supportive families who encourage regular practice and to the parents and carers who are also joining in with the lessons especially with our youngest students! Thanks also to the families who have been working together to perform music at home in ensembles. I look forward to working with all you in 2021 to continue to develop your personalised projects.

Next year we will have our annual concerts and mathematical music theory workshops – see the Events page for updates.

Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and a blessed New Year 2021!

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An Afternoon of Music

29 November 2020

Hi all,

Congratulations on a great effort at Sunday’s concert! I was very proud of everyone and each of you made the afternoon a very memorable occasion. Your love of music and learning music through mathematical music theory was reflected through your wonderful performances. Thank you for sharing your musical journey with us through performing your music at An Afternoon of Music. Also, families and friends your enthusiasm and support for our students’ music education is a constant source of inspiration for me as their teacher. I love talking with you all about the benefits you observe to your children for learning music through a psychoacoustic approach to mathematical theory. Finally, keep up the good work visualizing beat-class theory through ski-hill and cyclic graphs to annotate scores and learn about performance.

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