Creative Arts and Performance

Year 7 Visual Arts students have engaged in a collaborative installation where they explored ideas about architecture, culture, urbanisation and imagination. Their installation is a homage to Filipino artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan’s installation series which investigates the simple medium of cardboard to make large scale sculptures which provoke thoughtful conversations about migration. This project developed students’ skills in making three-dimensional objects that when combined make a collective statement about how students interpret their world. The artwork is an impressive achievement from a diverse group of students with a range of abilities. This installation is not about making the perfect artwork, rather it is a representation of students’ thinking.

Instrumental Teacher Profile
Liz Firth is a music teacher with over twenty-five years of experience tutoring students in clarinet and saxophone. Liz has a proven track record in inspiring and developing young musicians from the early stages of musical development and has taught in numerous prestigious private schools and colleges in Adelaide and Sydney as well as throughout Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

A graduate from the Newcastle Conservatorium (DSCM) and Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide University (BMus Hons), Liz was accepted for Masters study in performance at the Royal College of Music in London and for a number of years served as a casual clarinet player with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Always passionate about music education, Liz enjoys working with her students as they meet the challenges of learning a musical instrument and likes to develop an attitude of “can do” in her students as they discover their musical potential. Many of Liz’s students have gone on to become musically aware and accomplished young musicians.

Having worked in many areas of the Australian music industry including, teaching, performing, promotions, retail buying, wholesale, marketing and manufacturing, Liz now dedicates her time to tutoring young clarinet and saxophone students at her private studio. Liz is also a partner in andyfirthmusic.com, where she helps to develop and market Andy’s large range of educationally oriented sheet music for clarinet, saxophone and flute students.

Liz is thrilled to be a part of the Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College Music community and is excited to be working with our Year 3 and 4 students in the Primary Instrumental Performance Program.
Liz Firth

At Bishop Tyrrell we offer Instrumental lessons with some of the most qualified and experienced Instrumental teachers in the Hunter region. Lessons are currently available online before, during and after College hours throughout the week – according to the availability of the individual tutors. Please click on the Instrumental Music Lessons tab on the College Caleb Co-Curricular page and you will be directed to the available instrumental teaching staff and gain access to their College contact details.

Gareth Ross
Head of Creative Arts and Performance