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A & M is a long-standing partnership of two experienced and enthusiastic musicians and music teachers, Anthea Trevelyan and Mark Trevelyan. We offer high quality tuition in piano, guitar and musical literacy, tailored expressly to the individual needs of each student.
We are based in Adelaide, South Australia; our piano studio in Parkside and Hawthorndene, and our guitar studio at Norwood. Tuition in theory, musicianship and aural development is available at each location. The new piano studio address will be opening in Hawthorndene from late February 2012.
We enjoy sharing music with the world in general - playing, teaching, learning, performing, singing and improvising, listening and generally having fun with music. There's always something new and exciting to discover!
We enjoy music in many forms: Anthea also composes and improvises; Mark belongs to a choir, Cantamus. We consider our students to be part of our circle of musical friends, and hold regular informal musical evenings at home, to encourage relaxed and sociable playing and performing opportunities. More formal Recitals are also held for our students several times a year, and exam preparation is another popular option for our students. We are both actively involved in playing music, and our ensemble, Capriccioso, where we join with our friend and associate, flautist Caroline Weatherstone, can provide sophisticated classically-based repertoire spiced with some jazz and popular numbers, for your wedding or social function. Anthea also enjoys providing solo piano music. We are also experienced accompanists, Anthea on piano and Mark on guitar, and can work with singers and instrumentalists on their exam or performance program.
At left, Anthea & Claire playing music together - about 22 years ago!
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
Our ideas and teaching philosophies, both of the partnership and individually, can be found on the "About Us" page, and we are happy to publish any comments or questions you email us, if we feel they might be of interest generally. Therefore please let us know if you would prefer we don't share your communications.
We'll also add thoughts about the music we've been playing lately, from time to time, as well as any studio news we have to share.
November Recital 2011
The November recital was held on Sunday 27/11/2011. There were many enjoyable performances: guitar solos and duos, piano solos and duets and a duo of English concertina and guitar. Thank you so much to all who performed and to the beautifully behaved and appreciative audience for both the Junior and Senior Recitals.
The photos here are selected from those of our students performing at several previous recitals.
Our regular monthly Musical Evenings, which provide an informal performance platform for our students and other musical friends, will resume on Friday 4 February (see below). These evenings have continued to be a pleasure, with mostly adult students taking advantage of the opportunity to showcase their work-in-progress as well as polished performance items. All students can benefit immensely from this regular performance practice and the sense of "musical community" so we do urge students of all ages to attend more often.
In April 2010 Anthea travelled to Melbourne to attend the Australian Guild of Music Education's Graduation Ceremony, where Yang Chunling, who has been a delightful and high-achieving student for five years, was awarded her Associate Teaching Diploma as well as two Special Achievement Certificates. The previous year Chunling was Awarded her Associate Performance Diploma for Piano. She is now pursuing her primary study area of Business Law, and we wish her all the best in what is sure to be a very full life!
Coming Studio Events:
- Musical Evening: Friday 3/02/12, 7.30pm - 9.00pm, usual location.
- Musical Evening: Friday 2/03/12, 7.30pm - 9.00pm, new location, to be announced.