Open Day thank you and prize winners!!

Hi everyone!

Firstly a HUGE congratulations and thank you to all of our amazingly talented and courageous performers who entertained us at our recent Macquarie College Christmas Concert and NMA Open Day with guitar,piano,drums,singing,Dj’ing and bass performances! Both concerts were a huge success and despite the hot weather on the Open Day, we still had a jam packed line-up of students and our house band comprising of your ‘ALL STAR’ teachers also had a blast! Looking forward to seeing some more performers at our next Christmas concert this Thursday at Kotara South Public Primary School!!

Also a big thank you to Karen and Raphael Sabarre for hosting the Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser BBQ at the Open day and all of the local businesses who donated gifts and especially to those who generously purchased tickets for the raffle. We are proud to announce that between both the BBQ and raffle, we raised just over $700.00 for Ovarian Cancer Australia!

We also had quite a number of student enrolments for 2013 and one of those students was lucky enough to win a beautiful brand new Gibson Epiphone Solid Top Guitar to bring along to their lessons…. that lucky person is the very gifted Georgia Nash! Congratulations Georgia, we expect you to work on some more of your original music these holidays to showcase next year!!

And of course a very big congratulations to all the winners on the day! A list of the raffle winners are as follows:

* Elizabeth Golding – winner of the Thierry Boudan Photographic Package to the value of $1150.00

* Mia Bench – winner of a full term of professional DJ’ing tuition at National buying valtrex online Music Academy valued at $330.00

* B. Slonka – winner of the Beatles Memorabilia donated by The Rock Shop valued at $250.00

* Andrew Studley – winner of $100 carpet cleaning voucher from The Carpet Cleaning Factory

* Gerda Condon – winner of Guitar strings and tuner valued at $60.00 donated by Music Headquarters

* Samantha Jones – winner of $50.00 Italian dinner voucher at The Etna at Lambton Park Hotel

* Brennan Fell – winner of $50.00 Italian dinner voucher at The Etna at Lambton Park Hotel

Lastly, please note our Super Sampler Special which has only 1 week remaining! We’ve had an overwhelming number of students interested in trying multiple instruments, therefore NMA would like to offer you the opportunity to ‘sample’ at a reduced rate, you can try out a lesson in any 2 instruments we have on offer between Guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice, Piano/Keys, DJ’ing all for $50.00! (that’s a $20.00 saving). It might just make a nice little stocking filler for the budding muso in your life!
This offer is available online at or by calling Gianni at NMA on 4929 3060 or 0434 827 058.

Thank you for another great year at NMA, and keep checking your inbox and our facebook pages for some BIG announcements in the coming months, we have some really special events and opportunities available for our NMA students and friends, all in the cause of creating, guiding and exposing great music and great musicians!

Here’s wishing you and your families and wonderful, safe, happy and noisy Christmas season!

Warm Regards,

Gianni, Adam, Jackson, Andrew, Will, Gerda, Luke, Jeremy, Peter & Brennan – your NMA ‘A’team!

Written By

Finley is the National Music Academy manager and director.