OFFICIAL AMEB AMBASSADOR & EXAMINER
98% Receive A or A+
Dr. Tanya Nguyen
Established in 2008, the AMEB Western Sydney Music School (WSMS) has over 10 years of experience in training and inspiring generations of musicians at all ages. It all started with the school’s principal and her vision to revolutionise music education and nurture the passion for music.
Dr. Tanya Nguyen has a unique training background, having experienced musical cultures in the UK, US, Russia, Japan and Australia. Her skills in teaching and training have been tested for over 30 years across some of world’s leading music institutions like the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Royal Academy of Music and University of New South Wales.
Recognising her distinguished expertise; the over-1oo-year-old Australian Music Examinations Board has appointed her an international examiner. Furthermore, she has been appointed the Ambassador of Australia’s most renowned musical examination body to Vietnam.
Since then, the school has constantly grown and flourished through the efforts of highly qualified teachers. WSMS has a 98% rate of students scoring an A or A+ at professional music examination. Many of the school’s very own students have progressed to become talented performers around the world or even teachers at the very school that taught them.
Dr. Tanya Nguyen
AMEB International Examiner
AMEB Ambassador to Vietnam
PhD, Master OF Music (UNSW)
BMus (Hons)( perf)
GradDip (Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory)(Perf)
Director of Western Sydney Piano School
Full Member of The Music Teachers' Association of NSW, Australia
Dr. Tanya appointed official AMEB International Examiner
Our young musicians
WSPS' Massimo Russo scores 98/100 for Music 2 in the HSC, contributing to his 99. 40% ATAR
Massimo scored 98 in Music 2 this year - the highest mark awarded in the state this year was 99. Have a read of what Massimo has to say about the advantages of studying music in the HSC for your ATAR:
"Reflecting on my year 12 experience, I would strongly recommend to students with a musical background to study 'Music 2' in their HSC as it can deliver great advantages to your ATAR. Every year, the Music 2 HSC course (not to be confused with Music 1) is one of the highest scaling subjects in the HSC. Music 2 is renowned for holding the highest percentage of student with a band 6 (90+) - with over 45% of students achieving a band 6 for this course in 2021. This is clearly due to the fact that many students who choose Music 2 already hold a deep understanding of music (generally grade 8+ AMEB), and therefore score well in Music 2. Having studied music at Western Sydney Music School, I was given access to diligent, hard working, and passionate teachers which cultivated both my performance ability and underlying foundation of musical knowledge. This undoubtedly enabled me to achieve success in Music 2. Once again, I would very strongly recommend to any student with a strong musical background (grade 8+ AMEB) to undertake Music 2 for the HSC. It is a subject that scales well and allows young, passionate, and talented musicians to get a boost in their ATAR. For those in earlier school years, I would recommend that you strive hard to work towards grade 8 before Year 12 so that you can also potentially benefit from the opportunity the Music 2 HSC course offers NSW students."