Holiday homework: listen to music

Learning to play music takes more than just practising your instrument. Students often underestimate how important it is to listen to music. The internet has made it easier than ever to access all types of music, for little or no cost. So, this holidays, try:

  • Listening to ABC Jazz: You can listen on your smart TV, digital radio or stream online here.

  • Listening to music on YouTube: plenty of performers & composers have active YouTube channels. Flute students might like to try fluteworthy or the Melbourne Flute Studio - both channels include music we learn in our lessons for AMEB exams. Piano students might like to listen to Piano Scholar for AMEB repertoire or be inspired by Tamara Anna Cislowska.

  • Talking about music with your parents, grandparents, friends or relatives. Ask them what music they listen too and what they like about it. Music is universal, everyone will have at least one artist, band or composer that they enjoy. Don’t judge them, just listen to music and talk about what you hear.

  • Attending an event with live music: check out the school holiday programs at The Concourse (Chatswood), Riverside Theatre Parramatta or The Joan (Penrith).

And remember, it doesn’t matter what music you listen too. Just listen to as much music as you can and be open to new sounds. Enjoy the break!