Australian Percussion Academy provides consultations and workshops for Percussion teachers, Classroom teachers and Percussion students up to tertiary level.

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Timpani Masterworks

(4 WORKSHOPS for VCE Percussion Students)

An inspiring, hands-on, 4-week VCE preparation course for students and teachers.  International musician and timpani specialist, Brent Miller, will teach you how to get the most out of the instrument and VCE repertoire.  A thorough approach to timpani will be covered - from essential fundamentals through to advanced techniques.  While this course is designed for current or future VCE students, it will also benefit any musician wishing to improve their timpani skill.
Dates: 13, 27 May, 3, 10 June
Time: 9.30 - 11.00
Place: Australian Percussion Academy
Address: 143 Wells Street, South Melbourne
Price for the 4 workshops: $352 (Incl.GST)
Timpani and Percussion Composing Workshops

(4 WORKSHOPS for Composers)

Brent Miller is at the forefront of contemporary composition for timpani, last year having 100 timpani solos written for him by composers from around the world.  In this series of workshops, all of your questions about composing for this versatile instrument, in any setting, will be answered.  Many timpani techniques and sounds have yet to be explored in compositions - be a pioneer!  All classical percussion instruments will also be open for discussion and composers are welcome to bring their own scores.  While this course particularly benefits composers (from high school to tertiary and beyond), it is also relevant to musicians, band directors, conductors and arrangers that create or arrange parts for these instruments.
Dates: 8, 15, 22, 29 May
Time: 7.30 - 9.00pm
Place: Australian Percussion Academy
Address: 143 Wells Street, South Melbourne
Price for the 4 workshops: $308 (Incl.GST)



for Classroom and Percussion Teachers
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Learn everything with Boom-whackers - pitch, rhythm, harmony and simply have fun playing these wonderful and colourful instruments.
International master Educator with "Malletech" (USA) and Director of the Australian Percussion Academy, Sergei Golovko has used his extensive experience to develop these enjoyable professional development workshops for classroom and percussion teachers. Using Boom-whackers, Sergei introduces the concepts of teaching rhythm, movement, composing, performing and improvising with Boom-whackers. During this PD Workshop will be introduced the latest and most popular music publications for the Boom-whackers.


Place: Australian Percussion Academy

Address: 143 Wells Street, South Melbourne, 1st floor

Time: 9.00 – 11.00am

Cost: $88 (Incl.GST)


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Phone: 0411514795

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The Australian Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, in collaboration with the Percussion Department of the Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music and The Australian Percussion Academy, proudly presents the first " Victorian State Day Of Percussion" in Melbourne. Please, come and join us for an exciting day of percussion clinics, workshops, performances, door prizes, a raffle, and more! The State Day of Percussion features an amazing line up of guest artists and we warmly extend an invitation to this annual event , not only to percussion students and their teachers, but also to band and orchestra conductors, music directors, percussion lovers and professional players. I am sure that The Victorian State Day of Percussion will give all of us a lot of new information, experiences, knowledge, inspiration and fun!