Sandi McMenamin

entertainer - composer - piano teacher

Sandi has been teaching music in high schools and primary schools for 30+ years. She can teach all kinds of music from classical to rock and roll – to all ages at all stages. Some of her students enter AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) examinations – Classical, Piano For Leisure, or CPM (Contemporary Popular Music) – and regularly achieve excellent results. As a music graduate of the University of Adelaide, Sandi is committed to a very high standard of tuition.
Sandi is the former CPM (Contemporary Popular Music) representative on the AMEB State Advisory Committee.

Academic Qualifications

 

● 17 years of classical piano study including Bachelor of Music degree (University of Adelaide) 1972 under Richard Meale and Lance Dossor (piano) and Donald Munro (vocal)

● Secondary study: French

Piano/Vocal Teaching

Currently East Adelaide School and private students at her home studio.
Previously Blackwood Music School, Goodwood and Westbourne Park Primary Schools.

Previous Classroom Music Teaching

● Choir, recorder, band, singing at Goodwood, East Adelaide, Unley, and Westbourne Park Primary Schools

● Classroom music teacher at Norwood Boys Technical High School, Findon High School, and Campbelltown High School 

After hearing how well children sang THE SPIRIT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA  Sandi invited 5 Year 2 children from East Adelaide School to perform the song with her. (In photo with Sandi from left to right: Lucy Timbrell, Rose Pullen, Riley Sutton, Alexia Vafiadis, and Serrin Prior Bonus). 10 years on Riley appeared as guest vocalist in Sandi’s cabaret show on Feb 7, 2009.
     Hear the original version, recorded in 2000 by Sandi and students from East Adelaide, Goodwood Primary, and Unley Primary Schools:

The Spirit of South Australia - 2000

Ten years later  the song was re-recorded in Orums Studios in Denmark, adding didgeridoo and bag-pipes to the arrangement :

The Spirit Of South Australia - 2010

Teaching at  Yankalilla Area School

Australia Day

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