Opening Ceremony of 'Play Me, I'm Yours' Melbourne 2014


'Play Me, I'm Yours' is an art and music event that has been touring internationally since 2008. At the time this event came to Melbourne, more than 1000 acoustic pianos had already been installed in 38 cities around the world, from London to New York, seen by more than 4 million people worldwide. Located in public parks and cultural centres, on bridges and at train stations, the pianos are distinctively decorated by artists, and are there for the public to play and enjoy.

We are the only music school and we are the only group of children who performed at the Opening Ceremony of 'Play Me, I'm Yours' at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Our youngest performer is 6 years old.

In this project, the students gained an insight into the life of musicians, experienced first-hand a musician's commitment to practice, rehearsals and performance and dedication to teamwork. They also had the opportunity to explore spaces within the Arts Centre complex that are inaccessible to the public. Indeed, an opportunity of a lifetime from Charteris Music School and Arts Centre of Melbourne! An experience they will remember fondly throughout their lives!

Our Performance of 'The Overture for 25 Pianos' at the Opening Ceremony of 'Play Me, I'm Yours' - Melbourne 2014.

Video courtesy of Simon O.

Photos of the Opening Ceremony

Students of Charteris Music School with Patrick Cronin (Creative Producer of 'Play Me, I'm Yours'), Boris Conley (Composer and Arranger), Vanessa Chapple (Performance Director) and Dr Yvonne Ho.

The pianists who played at the Opening Ceremony of 'Play Me, I'm Yours'. Photo courtesy of Arts Centre of Melbourne.

Our students at their piano.

Our students at their piano.

Photo of Charteris Music School playing at the Opening Ceremony. Photo courtesy of Sally Reay.

The audience at the Opening Ceremony of 'Play Me, I'm Yours', estimated to be approximately 2000 to 2500 people. Photo courtesy of Chris Phutully.

Our Indoor Rehearsal at the Arts Centre of Melbourne

Video courtesy of Sally Reay.

Photo of Our Indoor Rehearsal

Our junior students at the Indoor Rehearsal for 'Play Me, I'm Yours'.

The Piano Marathon

88 km and 10 hours later ... Dr Yvonne Ho had played on all the pianos of 'Play Me, I'm Yours', stretching all the way from Altona to Dandenong, from the State Library of Victoria to the Malthouse Theatre.

Click here to see Charteris Music School's performance at The Opening Ceremony of 'Play Me, I'm Yours' Melbourne 2014.

Click here to see media coverage featuring Charteris Music School in 'Play Me, I'm Yours' Melbourne 2014.

Click here to see Charteris Music School's own Children's Program at the Arts Centre of Melbourne.

Click here to see Charteris Music School's 2014 Australia Day e-Performance.

More About Us

At Charteris Music School, we have an unwavering commitment to bring music education to our community. With over 30 years of music teaching experience, students have ranged from a tender age of 3 to adults and beyond.

Our innovative programs inspire creativity, and encourage fun and enjoyment while learning occurs. Students play great-sounding music from the beginning.

Everyone deserves the best opportunity to realise his or her potential. At Charteris Music School, we encourage a love of music throughout our students' life at the music school and beyond.

 We bring fun to musical achievement and inspire creativity. 

We also offer our students the opportunity to take part in prestigious performance events, for example, with The Arts Centre of Melbourne and be part of the Victorian Government's Australia Day Ambassador program (a wonderful way to understand what it means to be Australian!) We don't know of other music school/music teacher that is able to offer such sought-after opportunities!

Previous students, many who were children when we first met them and who are now adults, continue to speak highly of us. Some who are now parents send their own children to us for lessons - this is our greatest compliment.

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