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Sarah Weir: Piano Teacher at Penrith Creative Academy

Sarah Weir: Piano Teacher at Penrith Creative Academy

Sarah has been playing piano for thirty years and has done her Grade 2 AMEB exams and her Grade 7 and 8 GUILD exams. She has a Certificate IV in Creative Arts Songwriting, a Bachelor of Music (majoring in composition) and a Diploma of Education. She is an incredibly qualified piano teacher and her students just love her.

 

She really enjoys teaching, she has been teaching piano for sixteen years and loves seeing students progress in their skills and passion for playing the piano.

 

In her spare time while she is not being a Mum or being involved in her church she loves reading, she likes to run for exercise with her dog and she also has a blog.

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Leo Sharaf: Guitar and Bass teacher at Penrith Creative Academy

Leo Sharaf: Guitar and Bass teacher at Penrith Creative Academy

Leo Sharaf is one of our amazing teachers at Pernith Creative Academy. Here's some more information about Leo!

 

I love music and am studying a Bachelor of Music at University. I have been playing guitar for 7 years and have gigged professionally for 3 years. I also enjoy playing for my church music team and song writing. I have prior experience teaching guitar to many different ages.

 

Guitar is an instrument that anyone can learn. It just requires patience, a willingness to learn and a positive attitude, skills we could all use. I offer my services for anyone who is just beginning in guitar or who would like to progress further in their instrument.

Sarah-Jane Elias: Dance Teacher at Penrith Creative Academy

Sarah-Jane Elias: Dance Teacher at Penrith Creative Academy

Hi! My name is Sarah-Jane Elias and I’m the dance teacher at Penrith Creative Academy. I love teaching at the Academy for so many reasons. It is refreshing to teach students in an environment which is free from the pressures and restrictions of conventional dance studios. I believe the Academy Dance classes allow students with different abilities and backgrounds to flourish in dance. They learn good technique, safe dance practice, choreographic skills and group dances, in a safe, Christian environment.

 

I have been dancing since I was 5 years of age, and teaching dance in a variety of capacities for years. I’ve taught in Private studios, and in the State and Catholic Education System. I have had extensive training in Jazz, Ballet (RAD), Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Drama. My formal training includes a Bachelor of Arts (Dance and Drama), and a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary).

 

The thing I love most about teaching at the Academy is meeting new students and seeing them grow in confidence and ability; fostering creativity, and nurturing children and inspiring their love of dance is extremely important to me. So if you have a son or daughter who loves to dance, please consider the Academy Dance Program for your child.

Lessons with Layla: piano, singing, violin and music theory

Lessons with Layla: piano, singing, violin and music theory

One of our Academy teachers, Layla Marinos, has some new time slots available to teach singing (classical, contemporary/pop or music theatre), piano (classical or just for fun), violin and music theory.

 

Current time slots available (for any of the above classes) are from 12 noon until 3pm for group and private lessons, and then again at 6.30pm

 

Layla is an incredibly accomplished musician who has achieved AMEB grades in Pianoforte (8th), Classical Singing (7th), Violin (5th) and Musicianship (3rd). She teaches at other schools as well and runs her own business teaching music. In her spare time, when she isn’t studying or teaching all of these instruments, she also enjoys learning new instruments, horse riding, acting and performing and studying other languages.

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Afternoon of Creativity at Penrith Creative Academy

Afternoon of Creativity at Penrith Creative Academy

In Term 3, Penrith Creative Academy will have some new group classes, and will be offering a discount for what we are calling an 'Afternoon of Creativity' (three group classes back to back). A student who signs up for an Afternoon of Creativity will be charged $40 instead of $45 a week.

 

The group classes that the students can choose from (depending on parent interest and actual registration numbers) include:

Dance

Photography

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Penrith Creative Academy Vacancies (June 2019)

Penrith Creative Academy Vacancies (June 2019)

Is your child interested in, or do you know of families who would like to enrol their children in, after school music classes? We currently have vacancies in the following classes:

Dance (primary school aged): $15 for group lessons

Vocals: $32 for private lessons

Piano: $32 for private lessons

Guitar or bass: $15 for group lessons

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Penrith Creative Academy: Current Vacancies (Oct 2018)

Penrith Creative Academy: Current Vacancies (Oct 2018)

Our new Penrith Creative Academy has now been running for a term. We are looking forward to expanding even more during Term 4. 

 

We have a few vacancies in group and individual classes as follows:

K-Year 1 Dance (3.00 pm - 4.00 pm)

Year 2-Year 4 Dance - Style: Lyrical (4.00 pm - 5.00 pm)

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Penrith Creative Academy: Filmmaking and Videography Course

Penrith Creative Academy: Filmmaking and Videography Course

The Penrith Creative Academy is excited to announce a new filmmaking and videography course. This opportunity is open to students in Years 9 to 12.

 

In this course students will enter a two term Introductory program where they will learn in depth the core fundamentals of filmmaking, from storyboarding to filming and editing techniques. Upon completion of the Introductory course, students will be able to enter the Advanced film program where they will learn specific topics and techniques in detail and refine their skills. The Penrith Creative Academy Film course offers students the opportunity to grow their interest and skill in filmmaking and digital media, as well as equip them with skills to produce their own films and media.

 

Classes will run for 1 hour per week on Tuesdays (3.00 pm - 4.00 pm). Cost is $15/week.

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Penrith Creative Academy: More Vacancies Have Opened Up!

Penrith Creative Academy: More Vacancies Have Opened Up!

Penrith Christian School is launching Penrith Creative Academy in Term 3, 2018. We are currently seeking expressions of interest from parents with children who may be keen musicians/performers.

 

Due to the overwhelming interest we have had for the Academy, we have been able to open up more class times. The following vacancies currently exist. Please email your interest to academy@pcs.nsw.edu.au or 0425 369 838 ASAP as spots are filling up fast.

 

VACANCIES as at 17/7/2018 (all classes are Tuesday afternoons)

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Penrith Creative Academy

Penrith Creative Academy

Penrith Christian School is looking to begin a Creative Academy in Term 3, 2018.  We are currently seeking expressions of interest from parents with children who may be keen musicians/performers.

 

If you are interested in your child joining the Penrith Creative Academy, please email Sally at academy@pcs.nsw.edu.au with your preferred instrument choice or contact 0449 765 276 to register your interest.

 

CLICK HERE for letter emailed recently to parents

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