WHY GIRLS SHOULDN'T PLAY DRUMS

There has been an increase in the number of girls wanting to learn to play drums recently, we think it is a good time to remind ourselves (and you) about why girls should NOT play drums.

1. They Can't.

Case in point.

2. It's not 'Ladylike'

What a tomboy...

3. They can't hit hard enough

That's just... weak!

4. Drums are a guy's instrument.

How could GIRLS compete with GUYS?

5. Drums are too complex for girls

Wait, what? Is that a blindfold?

6. no Big name artists would get Girls for a gig

Like Lenny Kravits

or BEYONCE

7. girls just might take over

It would only be a matter of time.

Settled.
That proves that.

Drum-teacher

Geez Cindy, stop kidding yourself.

 

FYI, if you are not convinced
 You can learn drums HERE

RMA'S BIRTHDAY

PIANO-LESSONS

We had a realisation just yesterday
IT'S RMA'S BIRTHDAY!

We are excited! 
And after thinking about it, it seems a nice reason to celebrate
by gifting a MONTH of free lessons to five of RMA's lovely students!

Any of RMA's students are welcome

We thought the best way to pick was getting some great memories, stories
or moments about your time at RMA

Share your most memorable RMA experience
Which you can do below!
 

 
 

Also as an extra
Write us a nice review?

 
 

We will share the winners shortly!

To everyone who is part of the RMA community of students and teachers
A VERY, VERY SINCERE AND WARM
THANKYOU

 
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RMA GUITAR WORKSHOP

We recently hosted a guitar class for beginners at WORK-SHOP in Melbourne! 
It was loads of fun and was great to see people picking up guitar for the first time so quickly

A little vid from our GUITAR 101 workshop last month! 🎸

A video posted by Richmond Music Academy (@richmondmusicacademy) on

We also made a special little worksheet for the workshop 

GuitarTeacher
Guitar-lesson

...and you can have a free copy to download yourself!

VIEW AND DOWNLOAD IT HERE
Lot's of easy tunes to learn inside!

We hope you enjoy!

OUR ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA AT DIZZY'S

What a night, oh boy! This was literally the most people that have ever squeezed into Dizzy's in the bar's entire lifetime!

You may recall a couple of lines from our poster for the event: "Featuring our stylish Teachers and Students" That's because we had a STYLE JURY and STYLE PRIZES:

The awards are as follows!

STYLE COMPETITION WINNER for Most Stylish female Performer:

 ANDREA AND ALIESHA

ANDREA AND ALIESHA

ANDREA, for that flower placed in just the right way… Andrea wins a very special bag(Made from a real record!) from Minette's Vintage

This was a close decision by the way! Splitting the Jury! - A very close 2nd place and honourable mention goes to ALIESHA for rocking that Flower crown.

STYLE COMPETITION WINNER for Most Stylish Male Performer:

 THE STYLISH MAX

THE STYLISH MAX

MAX, for rocking those braces with such style… Max wins a vintage shaving kit from Minette's Vintage! 

 

 

 

STYLE COMPETITION WINNER for Most Stylish male TEACHER:

 LEVI AND ADRIAN

LEVI AND ADRIAN

LEVI, for one hell of a suave suit (Does he remind anyone else of a record label executive?) Levi wins some equally-as-suave cologne from Minette's Vintage

A close 2nd place and honourable mention goes to ADRIAN, for another rocking suit and not least for his moves during 'Eldest Son Blues'.

STYLE COMPETITION WINNER for Most Stylish female TEACHER:

 

 JENNA (ONE OF OUR LOVELY SINGING TEACHERS)

JENNA (ONE OF OUR LOVELY SINGING TEACHERS)

 

JENNA, for her red/black combo(and for being the leader of The Ladybirds!) Jenna wins some matching earrings(made from vinyl records by the way!) from Minette's Vintage!

 

 

 

What a night! We can't wait to show the best of RMA again NEXT YEAR.
A very warm THANKYOU to everyone who made it such an extraordinary evening!

We will leave you with a little iPhone video of the turnout on the night!
 

 
 

OUR ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA AT DIZZY'S

 Olivia Hally at our 2013 event

Olivia Hally at our 2013 event

It's again time to celebrate another year of RMA!

The best way of course, being with Dinner, Drinks and Music. We will be taking over Dizzy's Jazz Bar this year from 6:30pm on Thursday the 16th of October.


 RMA AT DIZZYS IN 2013

RMA AT DIZZYS IN 2013

Our annual concert is a great way to experience the best of RMA and give our adult students (Who are the majority at the academy) a chance to share their music to a captive audience.

Good laughs, good drinks and a great time, every year.


 

This year will be particularly big!

We are certain (as usual) to fill every seat in the house! So booking a table, with Dizzy's directly is our best advice to avoid disappointment. 

 

www.dizzys.com.au

(03) 9428 1233

A little playlist of what is on offer this year

(The best secrets, although tempting, will have to wait until the event!)

We are looking forwards to another great event, come celebrate everything that RMA is about.

ALL WELCOME

16TH OCT, 6:30PM

DIZZY'S JAZZ BAR

379 BURNLEY ST, RICHMOND

 

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: 

http://tinyurl.com/kvxegkl

Piano Scholarship

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Richmond Music Academy is offering a new scholarship for younger students of piano covering two terms tuition of weekly lessons. This is a great opportunity for promising piano students to receive guidance, support and further develop their skills. This scholarship is open to students of Richmond Music Academy and to the public.

Candidates should

- Be aged between 6 and 12 years at the time of application

- Apply before the 20th of September to be eligible 

- Write (or have a parent or guardian write) a short paragraph which should include the following information:

1. Why they think they should receive a scholarship 

2. How long they have been learning 

3. Why they are interested in music

4. What pieces they have played

5. What their musical goals are

-Be available (with parent or guardian) for an interview with the scholarship panel

The scholarship will go to the candidate judged most worthy from the applicants and will be judged by the Scholarship panel. The panel includes Michael Avery (Director, Richmond Music Academy) and Joshua Miles (Head of early childhood, Richmond Music Academy).

Applications are now open and can be mailed to: info@richmondmusicacademy.com.au         

Best places to learn guitar in Melbourne (In our experience)

More and more we are finding questions coming in for our recommendations for lessons in areas that may be a little far away from Richmond. So we thought it might be a great idea to share our recommendations around Melbourne for top quality guitar lessons in a series of blog posts. We will start off with our recommendations for the other side of the city, the west.

This is by no means an exhaustive list but we can easily say that each recommendation is genuinely a great place to learn. We are glad to send clients in their direction. 

Western Suburbs: 

Key Music Studios

308 Heaths Rd, Hoppers Crossing, 3029  

 

 

Key Music Studios, is a little gem that is a stones throw from the ever expanding Werribee Plaza. It is run by Darren Waddell, one of the nicest guys we've met. There are a number of great guitar teachers at the school, including RMA's own Adrian Burruto.

 

Footscray:

Jen's Music School

 

Footscray studio: 71 Everard St, Footscray (closest train is West Footscray)

 

Yarraville studio: 8 Lorne St, Yarraville  (not far from West Gate Bridge entrance)

 

Jen's Music School is run by Jen Hawley, a lovely person who has created a great school, two in fact! Both have an excellent atmosphere with a number of great guitar tutors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope that helps folks, STAY TUNED as we have more posts on the way.

RMA DINES

The whole RMA crew ventured across the road from the school to 'Koutouki' for dinner one evening but as you will see we had more in mind than just food:

We surprised our restauranteur neighbour, George (infamous in Burnley St) with our own version of his favourite song: Afise Me Mono.

Enjoy!

Also a stack of pics from the night can be found here, at our Facebook album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.666921220046163.1073741836.325860180818937&type=3

 

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