Year 3/4 and 5/6 Recitals

Friday 10 June

These recitals will be held concurrently on Friday 10 June. Years 3 and 4 will perform in the Mountain Room, while Years 5 and 6 will perform in Irving Hall. All students and parents are expected to attend until the end of the recital, which will be no longer than one hour.

LAA Staff Soiree

Friday 27 May

The Staff Soiree was held last Friday at the Tadmore home. Thank you so much to our wonderful music staff who performed at this fabulous evening: Liz Barcan, Craig Beard, Peter de Ryk, Nadia Filianovskaia, Kate Kennedy, Emma Macrae, Suzanne Palmer-Holton, Natalie Ruiz, Warwick Sharpin, Brenna Wee and Noella Yan.

Thank you to all who provided catering for the Soiree, the homemade treats gave the evening a beautiful touch.

Special thanks to Joanne and Niv Tadmore for so generously welcoming us to their beautiful home, to Nichola Harris and Michelle Hirst for their organisation of the event, to Susan Thacore, Marissa Crouch and the rest of the LAA committee for their ongoing support.

Friday Concert

The Lauriston Music School warmly invites the Lauriston community to attend the Friday Concert at 3.30pm in Music Room A. We will have performances from:

Student Year Instrument Teacher

Dolcé Quintet:

Abigale F

Megan N

Imogen R

Sienna W

Amanda P
















Rachel Anand



Tiffany N 3H Piano external
Zoe S 4D Cello Noella Yan
Claudia C 6S Piano Brenna Wee
Lauren W & Sarah M 6S & 6H Voice Annette McMaster
Tia K 7E Flute Elizabeth Barcan
Lauren B 7K Piano external
Skye D 10M Voice Kate Kennedy
Isabella N 10M Voice Kate Kennedy
Sally W 10M Voice Kate Kennedy
Michelle L 10A Voice Kate Kennedy

Sign-up sheets for Friday Concerts this term are now full. There will be sign-up sheets for Term 3 on the noticeboard outside Music Studio 5 shortly. All students are invited to sign up for a Friday Concert, and students learning outside of Lauriston are warmly invited to participate.


Congratulations to Dana B (Yr 11) who was awarded her Associate Diploma (Piano) last month. Dana will attend the graduation ceremony at the beginning of next year. 

Team App: Lauriston Music School

The Music School Team App is now in full swing. Many of you would now be familiar with this app having used it for Sport this term, though our set up is a little different: each ensemble has its own access group so girls can access sheet music, recordings of practice parts and other information regarding rehearsals, etc.

Girls in Years 5-12 should sign up using their Lauriston email address so that they can access all the features we are using. Parents will be given access to the Parents access group, not to the various ensemble to which their daughter belongs. Please list your daughter’s name and her ensembles when you give a reason for joining the access group.

Parents will have access to the following:

  • An ensemble schedule
  • Notices regarding performance
  • A calendar of performances which can be added to your online calendar
  • Notifications regarding in changes to rehearsals

For those parents and students who do not have access to a smart phone, Team app can be accessed from this website.

Please follow these instructions to set up the app:

  • Log into your App Store and download Team App
  • Search for the relevant Team App group – Lauriston Music School
  • Record your email address and select the relevant access group/s 

Please ensure push notifications are turned on for Team App in your phone settings to ensure you receive messages.

LAA Music Representative Required

We are in need of parent/s to join Nichola Harris in being a Music Rep for the Lauriston Arts Association. It would be wonderful to have a parent of a Year 7/8 student involved in the committee as many current committee members have daughters Year 12 and so will finish their involvement at the end of the year. Please contact the Music Office on 9864 7533 for further information.

Scheduling of Music Lessons

Music lessons are usually given during class time on a rotating cycle. By rotating as many students as possible, we are able to avoid students missing the same class each week.

The exceptions to this are as follows:

  1. VCE/IB students must have lessons in spare periods, before/after school or during lunchtime.
  2. Junior School students on an Individual Learning Plan are scheduled to avoid 8:30am-10:45am (Years 3/4) or 9:45am-10:45am (Years 5/6)
  3. If a student learns two instruments, every effort is made to schedule one of these out of class time.
  4. Lesson times at Blairholme are dependent on room availability.
  5. Parent requests for out of school times are then filled when possible.

Please note that our program is a day program and staff are required to teach throughout the school day.

Safety of Instruments

Parents, please be aware if your daughter is leaving privately owned instruments in the Music School that this area is not under surveillance at all times during the school day.  If your daughter requires her instrument to be secured, she will need to ask a Music Staff member to access the locked storeroom.

Kellie Ryan
Director of Music