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Break The Isolation: A webinar series hosted by AMEB

 With social distancing and self-isolation fast becoming our new reality for the next while, we wanted to provide an opportunity for teachers, students, parents and all those in the AMEB community to stay connected.

So we thought, what better way to do this than by starting a series of webinars where we can learn and connect together to digitally break the isolation. Our 30-minute webinars will feature a series of special guests, each who has their own unique connection to AMEB and something helpful to share.


We hope these sessions will spark ideas, connection and creativity and provide a shared break to our isolation.


Next Episode


Ep 12. Musical Theatre in Australia with George Torbay 

1 - 1:30pm 2nd June 2020

Register for this webinar here.


Past Episodes

Ep. 11. Keeping Indigenous Language Alive through Song with Candace Kruger

In this episode, we hear from Candace Kruger, Yugambeh songwoman, about her important work in preserving Indigenous language through her research, and as the founder and director of the Yugambeh Youth Choir.

Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.


Find out more about Yugambeh Youth Choir

Get involved in National Reconciliation Week 2020

Ep 10. Music Theory - Getting Started with AMEB Theory Specialist Andrew Raiskums

Andrew Raiskums, Theory Specialist at AMEB, walks through the content of our Online Theory Courses (free until June 30). This episode also includes a step-by-step guide to enrolling and accessing your online course.

Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.

Ep 9. Music In Times of Crisis with Benjamin Northey

In this episode, Conductor Benjamin Northey joined us for a chat about the positive impact that music can have on our lives during times of crisis.

Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.


Ep 8. Music Theory Q&A with AMEB Theory Specialist Andrew Raiskums

AMEB Music Theory Specialist Andrew Raiskums answers your questions about music theory! In this episode, Andrew covers why music theory is important for all musicians to learn, and provides plenty of handy tricks and tips for those preparing for an exam.

Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.


Useful Resources 




Ep 7. Teaching Contemporary Guitar Online with Alyson Locke

In this episode of Break the Isolation, Alyson Locke shares her tips for teaching contemporary guitar online during COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions. Alyson Locke is the Chief Examiner or our contemporary music syllabus AMEB Rockschool and an instrumental teacher at the Morton Bay Colleges in Brisbane.

Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.  

Ep 6. Wellbeing and Connection During Social Isolation with Greta Bradman

Australian soprano, radio presenter and psychologist Greta Bradman shares her expert advice about how we can look after our mental health, wellness and stay connected as we physically isolate.

Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.  


Useful Resources 

Support Services

Ep 5. Teaching Speech & Drama with Vicki Clancy.

Just what is speech and drama and how can it be taught online? We spoke to experienced teacher and Chief Examiner of Speech and Drama for AMEB (NSW), Vicki Clancy about this and more in today's episode.

Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.  

Ep 4. Ensemble Teaching Online with Ingrid Martin.

Ingrid Martin of Conducting Artistry teaches some creative ways to keep ensembles learning in an online environment.

Access the free course and PDF mentioned in the webinar via Conducting Artistry.

Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.  

Ep 3. Strategies for Teaching Online with Yvonne Moore, Tim Moxey and Brendan Collins.

In this episode, Yvonne Moore (strings), Tim Moxey (singing) and Brendan Collins (brass) joined AMEB’s Steven Hodgson to discuss strategies they use to teach online.

Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.  

Ep 2. Teaching Online - Getting Started with Emily Laney.

Emily Laney has been teaching piano online for the last 3 years. In this episode, she shares her tips about setting up and preparing to start online teaching.

Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.  




Ep 1. Online Teaching with Rosanne Hammer.

Our first guest in this series was Rosanne Hammer who spoke about her experience moving into the online piano teaching space recently.

Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.  



Having trouble registering or watching Break The Isolation? 


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