2013 VOL 1
KEEPING YOU IN THE LOOP
ETI (Education Through Inspiration) Pty Ltd
1300 384 583 ETImusic.com
ITS B EEN A B US Y Y E A R . . . AL R E ADY! Welcome to the first edition of ETI Informer. As ETI grows at a rapid rate I’m finding it harder to spend the one on one time with every student and family that I would prefer. There are so many events and opportunities happening at ETI its hard to stay informed. The easiest way to stay informed is to like ETI on Facebook, but in addition we are now going to be producing this newsletter regularly to
ETI MID YEAR CONCERT 11 JULY 2013 @ NSS
let you know all of the exciting ETI and other events that are available to ETI students and the ETI community. Current students are well aware of the additional opportunities that ETI provides, already we have many of our students holding their own professionally recorded EP, they have met Guy Sebastian and his amazing band, and have been inspired by
overseas artists in clinics. Its the ETI Difference! Thank you for your continued support and for being part of my dream to inspire the world not just to learn music, but to make music and inspire others through their passion. Kindest Regards
Pete Barter CEO/Founder This year ETI will be working with ALL students towards performing on stage in front of an applauding audience. With some amazing performers coming through the ranks, this is a great opportunity for them to perform on the big stage and show their families and friends just how close to superstardom they really are! Solo and group vocal performances, guitar, bass, drums and the very popular ukelele will wow the audience. Performances from current students, ETI educators and some surprise guests. The show will be all ages with a small cover charge of $5 per person. ETI will be releasing some exciting new products and reviewing the year that has past during the show. Don’t miss out.... Purchase your ticket at ETImusic.com to go in the draw to win some great prizes
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Every Tuesday afternoon a gang of very talent singers learn together. Join the next Gangstars - or maybe you’re a Rhythm Rebel instead? See ETImusic.com for details.
Beyond Education During the Christmas School Holidays ETI and NSS hosted a COME AND TRY music day. This was a free day full of fun and learning. All ETI Educators were on hand to give new and current students a free lesson and advice on their instrument of choice. We made a lot of folks happy and even got some of the parents involved.
AT ETI WE GO BEYOND MUSIC EDUCATION TO OFFER UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP YOU CREATE YOUR DREAM! Studio Sessions Also in the school holidays ETI gave 4 students the opportunity to record in the NSS professional recording studio for a 5 hour lock in. The students that took up this opportunity proved their skills in what can only be described as an intimidating environment. ETI is so proud of Megan Howse, Mel T, Corry Clarke and Macy Robertson-Wood. Their skills and the dedication to their craft is inspiring. Mel T has progressed this opportunity and has begun the process of creating artwork and duplication to share her amazing talent with others. Look out for her on iTunes soon!!! Don’t forget you’ll get to experience these amazing performances first hand at the mid year performance 11 July. On the Radio Something else that ETI has offered students is the opportunity to be heard on radio. ETI has developed a great relationship with PBAFM and has been engaging with audiences regularly through this program. A great way of engaging with the local community and showcase some of our amazing local talent. You never know you could be asked to perform live on radio soon! At ETI we are working hard to ensure opportunities are varied and appeal to and inspire our diverse student base. ASPIRE TO INSPIRE!!
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Lachy has been gracing the ETI suites for the past 2 years and has become quite the groover. Like most kids, finding something that keeps them interested is a challenge. Thankfully Lachy found drums! Not only the drums but the inspiration to develop great skills and aspire towards jazz and funk greats Darren Farrugia and Dave Weckl. Lachy has a natural talent that has been given the right environment to grow, along with his supportive family his ETI experiences have helped him stay inspired to learn. Lachy has even helped inspire other students at a local school where he was an INSPIRE_IN_SCHOOLS ‘ETI ambassador’ and taught them how to groove. Lachy is a very humble student and is very organised. He appears to be very focused on process and getting outcomes through good practice and systems. At ETI we try to focus on the students strengths and develop methods to engage them individually. “Its always a pleasure working with Lachy, he inspires me :-)” Pete Barter, Educator
ET I _EDU C ATO R P R O F I L E , S I M ON FUNKWIG
Simon is a dedicated ETI Educator. He has been a part of ETI for about 18 months now and fronts the Bass section of ETI. Simon has a strong funk background and leads a most intriguing life. He has performed across the country and with some of the world’s leading musicians. Notably Simon performed at the opening of the ARIAs with Candace Alley. Although he heads the Bass education for ETI he is also an accomplished drummer, guitarist and teaches in these areas also. Simon has an ability to instantly connect with his students and find their burning passion within. His own passion for his craft is second to none and is pure inspiration. Influenced by Boosty Collins, Marcus Millar, you’ll know your Bass playing will never be the same again if you have the pleasure of getting educated by Funkwig. Simon’s dedication to ETI students is profound, he regularly travels for over an hour to make sure his students don’t miss out - even for one 1/2 hour session a week! “Funkwig is a true ETI gem, his passion and dedication to his students is awe inspiring. Thanks Simon!” Pete Barter, CEO/Founder
ETI AT A VENUE NEAR YOU!
ETI_WEST NOW OPEN Located at the biggest intersection in SA. ETI_WEST is now also operating from a brand new, clean and comfortable learning environment from 3 pm to 6 pm. Afterwards the venue is open as rehearsal rooms hired to Adelaide Bands. ETI is passionate about creating partnerships with premium organisations and this is why we have partnered with A1 Pro Percussion and Cross City Rehearsal Rooms. Please consider this venue for your band rehearsal if you’re in that neck of the woods. Check out ETImusic.com or ETI Facebook for more information. ETI_NORTH The north is the birthplace of ETI and the original partnership with Northern Sound System (NSS) has grown from strength to strength.
Make sure that you take advantage of the ETI Muso Jam hour @ 8.30pm, no waiting if you are an ETI student.
NSS has Industry Standard Recording Facilities and rehearsal rooms for bands needing a venue in the north. NSS has been a fantastic venue partner also for ETI hosting the ETI ALL GIRL BAND JAM raising money for the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. Please make sure to check out NSS and ETI when you are in the North, be inspired by the facilities available for you and your band.
CEO/Founder of ETI is proud to endorse Cadeson Drums.
ETI_INSPIRES_IN_SCHOOLS ETI has started working in schools. Last year the Para Hills Junior school was please to have ETI has its primary music education provider. ETI is negotiating with 2 schools currently to provide quality education for the students, with the added benefit of no admin for the school.
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Founder Pete Barter is also providing inspiration as a guest speaker through the “Speakers in Schools” program run by AdvantageSA. So keep your eyes open for ETI in a school near you - or better yet ask your school to contact Pete today and get the ball rolling.
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ETI_BRAND Our brand is sharp, sophisticated, exciting and unique. Soon you will be able to wear our brand and walk even prouder. Proceedâ€™s go back into the business to support music education and increased clinics. The range will be varied, including tops, hats, scarfs and other exciting products. The range will be launched at the ETI Midyear Concert.
ETI_MEMBERS ETI will be introducing membership card. Because of the increasing number of partners wanting to be involved with ETI we are able to provide great benefits to our students. Being a student of ETI is not just about great education but also you become part of a community. Invitations to ETI Clinics and Events with entry for students at no or a lower cost, discounts on music equipment and access to world class musicians. This is the ETI difference.
Look out for your Membership card in the near future!
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