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Coaching Program

2021 Coaching Program

Would your chamber group like some extra advice, support and encouragement in preparation for your Strike a Chord video entry?

Musica Viva is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of FREE private coaching sessions to groups around the country.

  • Up to 1 hour per group, delivered in a single session
  • Expert tutors from Musica Viva’s extensive network of professional chamber musicians
  • Sessions will take place at a venue organised by the group – e.g. a school, community hall or other suitably-sized space
  • Zoom sessions will be available for groups in regional areas where a tutor is unable to attend in person

Applications close 15 March 2021.


Groups MUST be available during the following dates:

End of Term One (Monday 15 March – Thursday 1 April)

Beginning of Term Two (Monday 19 April – Friday 30 April)

Terms and Conditions

1. The Strike A Chord Coaching Program has a limited number of sessions available. Please be aware your application may not be successful this year. 

2. Each one-hour coaching session will take place between March 15 and April 30 at a mutually agreed time between you, Musica Viva, and your assigned tutor. Depending on Government COVID regulations for your state/area at the time, the session may be conducted in person or via Zoom. 

3. Cancellations: 

If your group cannot attend your scheduled session for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible. Musica Viva will make every effort to reschedule with your tutor if we can. 

If you wish to withdraw from the program, you must notify Musica Viva at least two weeks prior to your scheduled session. If withdrawing less than two weeks prior to your scheduled session, you may be charged a cancellation fee.

4. The Strike A Chord Coaching Program is provided by Musica Viva as an opportunity to encourage and support groups planning to enter Strike A Chord. It is therefore expected that groups participating in the Program will subsequently submit an entry to this year’s competition. If for any reason a group that receives a Coaching Program session does not enter Strike A Chord 2021, they will be ineligible for the Coaching Program the following year.

This program is supported by the Tom Breen Teaching Fund.