Friday 4th August 2023
VENUE – All sections will be held at the Balaklava Town Hall – See Eisteddfod Venues page
CONVENOR: Kate Walker
ADJUDICATOR: Stuart Storer
After initial studies in the UK where he completed examinations through the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, Stuart won a scholarship to study music at the High Melton College of Advanced Education. Moving to Australia in 1979, he continued his studies under distinguished pianists Rodney Smith, Lance Dossor and Stefan Ammer. Stuart holds the degrees of Master of Music and Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours) from the University of Adelaide, as well as the Licentiate in Music Diploma (L.Mus.A) from the AMEB, and the Certificate in Advanced Music from Flinders Street School of Music, Adelaide.
As an accomplished pianist, Stuart has extensive teaching and performing experience, having taught both privately and in several colleges in Adelaide for over forty years. He has worked as a freelance musician performing in bands, as an accompanist for choirs, singers, and instrumentalists, and has given performances and master classes in Australia and Malaysia. He is a regular co-host and contributor to online workshops in music pedagogy run through PianoTeachingSuccess.com. He also plays drums, guitar, bass, and flute and is presently the keyboard player in the band Sons & Fathers.
In 2009 his collection of original piano pieces, “Piano Diversions”, was published by Reed Music (Melbourne), and has been included in AMEB and ANZCA syllabuses. Stuart has over 25 years of experience as an AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) piano examiner; he is a member of the South Australia & Northern Territory AMEB Advisory Board, the Examiner Training Advisory Group, and was Syllabus Consultant for Series 3 Piano for Leisure and more recently for the Piano for Leisure technical work review (2021). He was appointed as an examiner for Rockschool (UK) in 2016 and is now Chief Examiner for Australia & New Zealand. He is also a Senior Examiner on the international panel of Rockschool examiners.
GENERAL DISCIPLINE INFORMATION
Entrants MUST read the Syllabus Notes for Friday for detailed information and the Rules & Conditions of Entry
Rock Bands consist of 4-9 members only. An interchange of 2 members is allowed as long as there are no more than 9 on stage at any one time.
SEE SYLLABUS FOR FULL DETAILS
Rock Band Sections Start times
9.00am – Junior Rock Band
10.15am – Intermediate Rock Band
1.15pm – Senior Rock Band
5.15pm – ANNOUNCE ROCK BAND CHAMPION
(For full Friday details click HERE)