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Harmony in Motion: Violin & Piano Workshop

  • 5 May 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 23 Hillside Ct, South Spreyton TAS


  • For general entry of teachers and musicians for ONE daily session
  • For entry of UTAS and full-time students to ONE daily session
  • For TMTA members admission to ONE daily session

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Join us for a weekend of collaborative music-making with Dr Jody Heald AM and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra violinist Yue-Hong Cha in an exclusive series of workshops and seminars. Discover the magic of harmony, rhythm, expression, and creativity, as we share in the knowledge and expertise of these two pedagogues and musicians. Program below!


23 Hillside Ct, South Spreyton TAS

Presenters: Yue-hong Cha & Dr Jody Heald AM

10:00 PM   Twin Keys: Piano Duet Masterclass
11:00 PM   Morning Tea
11:30 PM   Dynamic Duos: Piano & Strings Collaborative Masterclass
12:30 PM   Lunch
1:30 PM     Strings Spotlight: Solo Strings Masterclass
3:00 PM     Finish

Ticket registrations are for admission per each day. Visit our events to book for the Saturday also!

To participate in any masterclass please email with details (playing level, piece to be performed, co-performers for collaborative works). Want to collaborate but don’t have a co-performer? Let us know and we might be able to match you with someone.



Jody Heald is a highly experienced and trained piano teacher, who has worked as a professional musician in Hobart since her arrival in 1982. She has produced a number of professional musicians amongst her students, has presented at numerous conferences on music pedagogy, and conducted masterclasses and festival adjudications. She has served on Boards and committees that include Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB), Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference, and led Tasmanian Music Teachers’ Association as President for more than 25 years, curating and directing its annual conferences and State-wide events until her acceptance of the Vice President role in 2023. In 2017, Jody was awarded the Order of Australia for significant service to music education in Tasmania, and in 2019 completed a PhD thesis that addressed pedagogical relationships in music.


Yue-hong Cha started to play violin at the age of six. She entered the Shanghai Primary School of music when she was ten. Between the ages of thirteen to sixteen she won several national awards and scholarship at Shanghai Conservatory of Music. At the age of nineteen she won the first violin position in the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra as its youngest member. During the next three years she performed many solo’s and chamber music concerts for weekend chamber music events and Sunday radio concert programs. In 1997, she came to Australia to continue her studies on scholarship under violin professor Peter Zhang and Charmian Gadd. In 2002 she completed a 4-year Bachelor of Music degree and 2-year master of music degree with honours on a scholarship. During her six years study she was a regular player with Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Australia Opera and Ballet Orchestra. In 2002 she won auditions at both the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She chose to accept the position in Hobart. In 2004 she also won the audition of section leader in Orchestra Victoria. During her time in Tasmania Yue-hong has been active in chamber music concerts with various ensembles for Sunday Live concert programs.

Tasmanian Music Teachers' Association

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