Koula Raptis

Bmus(Perf)   GradDipEd   CAM   CertMusAccomp   CIT   AdvDip(Examiner)

1974        Began Piano lesons aged 12 with Ingrid Meyer

1976        Began Violin with Marie Svilans & Flute with Murray Cooper

1977        Scholarship to Brighton High School Special Interest Music Centre,

               Piano with Noreen Stokes & Eva Bruderhans

               Violin with Gunther Fry

1978        Began teaching at home

                Studied at Elder Conservatorium, Flinders St School of Music

                South Australian College of Advanced Education (SACAE)

                Australian Guild of Music and Speech (AGMS)

1980-86    Studied Piano with Ffrancon Davies, Audrey White & Stefan Ammer

1980-82    Studied Violin with Cornelius Dorsman, Played 1st & 2nd Violin with FESO (Further Education Symphony Orchestra)

                Conductor Richard Hornung, Leader of 2nd Violins in 1982 & Orchestral Librarian

1984         Became a member of Accompanist' Guild of South Australia

1986         Taught Piano at various primary schools

1987         Piano tutor at Special Interest Music Schools for Education Dept (Brighton High School & Marryatville High School)

1987         Piano tutor at Malvern Music School - Principal Malcolm Day

1988         Established Allegro Music with sister Mary Raptis at 594 South Road Glandore

1990         Member of Australian Guild of Music & Speech (AGMS)

1999         Appointed Examiner with Australian Guild of Music & Speech (AGMS)

2007         Allegro relocates to 116 Anzac Hwy Glandore

2011         Appointed Examiner with Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB)

2013         Council member MTASA, Committee member AGSA & Member Recitals Aust

2016         Australasian Pedagogy 2017 Committee

2016         Allegro Music  Celebrating 28 years of Music Education

My teaching career now spans over 35 years. During that time I have enjoyed inspiring, developing and nurturing students of all ages to achieve to the best of their ability. Its not just about exams or competitions - I endevour to instil a love of music which students can aspire to their whole lives. At Allegro Music we are now teaching the children of our former students and seeing other students returning as adults to resume their love of music.........Mission accomplished!