Past News

Here is a history of some of the event and activities hosted by Bernies Music Land over the years 

Summer 2012 



Pianist Recital

7.30pm Wednesday 28th November

Come and hear the superb recital as pianist and teacher, David DeZilwa prepares for his L.Mus examination. Program includes Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and the Beatles.

At Bernies Music Land, 381 Canterbury Road, Ringwood

Entry $10 or MusiClub 2012 voucher Phone: 9872 5122


Players Afternoon

2.00pm - 4.00pm Thursday Next Date TBA

All our customers and MusiClub members are invited to Players Afternoon to play or just to listen. Players will receive great feedback and playing tips from Craig. The theme is “Abba”.  *Players must book please.

Entry $10 or MusiClub 2012 voucher. Please book quickly as this event will sell out!
Phone 9872 5122. 



Home Organ Playing Course

10.30 - 11.30am Thursdays from July 19th

Come and learn how to "make music", not just play it! This fun organ course will guide you through chords and playing along with them, mastering pedal technique and playing plenty of popular organ tunes. A hands-on course where you will be sitting at an organ for maximum enjoyment.

6-week Course $198 including books and materials. Please enrol now by phoning 9872 5122. 


Hammond Extravaganza with Tim Neal

7.30pm Monday 20th August

Come and hear the awesome sounds of the new Hammond SK stage keyboard and the iconic Hammond B-3 with this awesome organist. From jazz standards to funk, Tim is your Hammond man. Tim will play us a storm and share his tips on playing the new Hammond gear.

Entry $10 or MusiClub 2012 voucher. 




School Holiday Workshop: "Inside the Piano"

Would you like to discover how pianos work? Learn why they go out of tune and how they are all different? Then come to this fascinating workshop where we will take a grand piano apart, explore the wonderful action mechanism and discover why pianos are so special! Ideal for teachers, students and their family.

Entry $10 or family ticket $20. Bookings essential, please phone 9872 5122. 




Teacher Seminar: How to Teach Jazz Improvisation

Presented by: Mr. Gregory Smith

This exciting presenter will show you how to approach teaching jazz improvisation and how to make it a fun and stimulating inclusion in your lessons.  The workshop will include;
· How to read a chord chart· What notes will sound good
· Playing a walking bass· Ideas for starting to improvise jazz
· ABRSM Jazz exams· How to “groove” in swing, latin and rock· Integration of listening and aural with improvisation

Entry $29. Buy tickets here or please phone 9872 5122. 



Hammond Organ Workshop with Robert Barbarossa

Two shows: 2.00pm & 7.30pm Thursday 19th April

Robert Barbarossa returns for a fabulous day of organ music on the new Hammond A-405 home / chapel organ. Robert is a popular guest here at Bernies and will share plenty of organ playing tips and Hammond nostalgia. 

Entry $10 or MusiClub 2012 voucher. Please phone 9872 5122.


Organ Playing Course 

10.30am - 11.30am Thursdays, April 19th to May 24th

A fun 6-week playing course for organists of all levels. Learn many popular songs and plenty of easy organ registrations and playing tips.  

Course fee $198. Please phone Craig on 9872 5122. 


Autumn 2011

Johannus News

Bernstein Embraces its Origins

The Team of Pianists 2011

Schimmel Pianos at
Brunswick Beethoven Festival

Summer 2011

Hammond News &
Sydney Jazz Night

Bernstein Piano Competition 2010

Winter 2010

My Visit to the Schimmel Factory

Tim Neal "Live at Bernies"
CD Release

Tony Fenelon Update

Summer 2010

Piano Educators Day Success!

What's New: Educational Books

Piano Marathon /
Brunswick Beethoven Festival

Summer 2008

Weekend at Bernies &
2008 National Bernstein Competition

Brunswick Beethoven Festival

Spring 2008

Team of Pianist Update

Casio at AMAC

NEW C-30 Harpsichord/ Johannus Update

March/April 2008

Bernstein Hailun: Company Introduction

10 Tips to Online Shopping

NEW Roland RD-700GX

February 2008

Team Of Pianists Update

Schimmel Update

What's New

January 2008

Australia Day 2008

NAMM Trade Show 2008

Hammond News

March 2007

Ballarat Johannus
Organ Hand-over

February 2007

Hammond News:
Michel Benebig's Visit

New Leslie 3300 Speaker

Schimmel Update

January 2007

NAMM Trade Show

Organ Power Concert

New Roland FP-4

December 2006

Monash University
Piano Award

November 2006

A Treasure in the Goldfields

Hammond News

Schimmel Update

October 2006

Introducing the new
Hammond XK-1

Bernstein Competition 2006

Shanghai Music Fair

August/Sept 2006

Johannus Classic Organ
Scholarships at ACU

Germany's No.1 Hammond
Organist Visits Australia

Teacher Seminars
at Bernies

July 2006

A Visit to the Home
Of Schimmel Pianos

New Roland
Digital Grand Pianos

What's New
In Music Books

June 2006

Team of Pianists

Live at Bernies
CD Release
I doubt this page will ever be updated again
Hammond Wins
International Award