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Welcome to AGAPE ARTS

Formerly Amazing Grace Academy of Performing Excellence

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Your music and creative arts school in Camden NSW

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Piano, guitar, singing, flute & clarinet

Early childhood music classes

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Drum circle

Paper tole classes

Unearthing Gifts  |  Nurturing Talents  |  Inspiring Excellence

NEW TUTORS WANTED!

In 2023, we'd like to expand the range of tutoring offered at AGAPE. We're looking to establish classes to suit a broad range of ages and skill levels, so if you have a particular gifting in the area of music, creative or performing arts and are keen to share this with aspiring students, we'd love to hear from you!

Call Heather Bieman on 0412 400 394

AGAPE ARTS is a music and creative arts school in the heart of Camden, NSW, comprised of AGAPE Music and AGAPE Creative. 

AGAPE Music started 20 years ago with Heather Bieman teaching piano and has now developed into a school with piano, guitar and voice lessons and eight tutors! From humble beginnings and a big dream, AGAPE has grown into Camden's premier piano school and the home of a dynamic, exciting performing and creative arts training community.


Piano students are taught on good quality acoustic pianos maintained and regularly tuned by James Patmore of Piano Direction. We even have a beautiful Yamaha grand piano, for student performances and some lessons! We have a wide range of music books which students may borrow for a small fee. New books and legal digital sheet music downloads can be purchased by Agape and paid for by parents. 

We're so excited to be offering EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES in 2023! The Music Train is at AGAPE on Mondays at 9.30 am for little ones up to the age of 3, and at 10.20 am for 3-5-year-olds. Hop on board!

AGAPE Creative began in 2022. We offer two drum circle classes and a paper tole class. Perhaps 2023 is your year to try something different!

All our tutors have a current Working With Children Check, and we are an approved Creative Kids Provider. (Apply for a Creative Kids Voucher at Service NSW)

AGAPE ARTS operates under Camden Uniting Church and runs lessons and classes from the church premises - We are an inclusive organisation and welcome all students!

Apply for your Creative Kids Voucher
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2023 Classes & Tuition

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Our amazing learning spaces!

Camden's premier piano tuition venue with a grand piano, good quality acoustic pianos, 3 digital pianos and a 180-seat auditorium! We also have tuition spaces for other instruments and our wonderful classes

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Some of our amazing students!

Performance opportunities are an important part of AGAPE Music

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Meet our tutors

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

We have an amazing team of tutors, from juniors who are well-suited to beginner students, to highly experienced tutors and instructors who are able to take students through to advanced levels of performance

Testimonials

I've watched my daughter learn and interact more each week: to talk so much more, stand, dance to different rhythms and beats, clap, follow almost any Instruction and most of all she has so much fun! 

Parent (The Music Train)

Recent events

We love hosting performing arts events for the Camden community!

  • Everyone has a Voice
    Tue, 13 Dec
    AGAPE MUSIC - Camden Uniting Church
    COME AND SING WITH SARAH An Event hosted by Sarah Prestwidge, London-based operatic soprano, in Partnership with AGAPE MUSIC. An exciting Workshop, designed to help you find confidence in your voice.
  • SUMMER SOUNDS Student Performance
    Sat, 10 Dec
    AGAPE ARTS - Camden Uniting Church
    Come and enjoy the celebration of another great year of growth and achievement.
  • FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT
    Sat, 30 July
    Camden
    With the support of a "Camden Council Cultural Activation Grant" this free Concert features some local artists, as well as our Special Guest Artist - Multiple Award Winning - DANNY ELLIOTT - and will help celebrate our local community as we emerge from the ravages of Covid and floods.
  • GIFT OF MUSIC Concert - "Variety is the Spice of Life"
    Sun, 15 Sept
    Uniting Church Camden
    SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST - DANNY ELLIOTT - an extra-ordinarily talented musician, singer and all-round entertainer. His act is an incredible showcase of his musical abilities blended with an amazing voice. He has been awarded multiple “Mo” and “ACE” awards. PrePurchase Tickets to avoid disappointment

Other services

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Performance venue hire

Camden Uniting Church auditorium houses a beautiful Yamaha Grand piano and comfortably accommodates approximately 180 people. The venue can be hired for concert performances by community groups and individuals.

 

AGAPE is also an AMEB  Examination Centre for Metropolitan Series 2 piano exams which are held in November / December each year.

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Accompanist

Heather Bieman has been the head teacher and the co-ordinator of AGAPE since it was first established in 2004.
She plays for church services, weddings, and funerals and often accompanies young instrumentalists for music examinations.


Hire us for this service and learn how we can cater to each performer's unique needs.

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Master classes

Agape is committed to ensuring the development of local talent within the Macarthur area to a high standard. We do this by providing access and the opportunity to work with elite musicians in their chosen fields. Throughout the year, workshops, seminars and Master Classes are offered in various disciplines. 

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Agape is sponsored by

AGAPE is proudly supported by Piano Direction, who supplies, tunes and maintains our acoustic pianos. AGAPE highly recommends Piano Direction for piano sales and tuning. Contact James Patmore by email at  pianodirection@gmail.com or mobile 0430 358 864.

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Contact

20 John Street

Camden NSW 2570

0412-400-394

Thanks for getting in touch

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