Sydney Playing Days 2021  --  To be advise

At the moment a few options for Playing Days are being explored by the committee.

Abbotsleigh is allowing visitors again so we have approached them about holding a Playing Day. They are receptive to the idea but still have to sort out what they are doing about big groups of visitors. We are waiting to hear back from them.

In the meantime there is the possibility of having a Playing Day at the Conservatorium in Wollongong. It is further away than some of us would like but it is a venue that meets our requirements in terms of pianos and space.

The first possible date to have a Playing Day there is Sunday 27 June.

If you would like to attend this Playing Day please enrol through the Members Area.

The cut-off date for enrolment is Sunday 13 June.


Date (Sundays)    VenueStatus Registration forms due
27 June

Wollongong Conservatorium

   13 June

Note: Self-Organised Groups

  • You may self-organise TWO sessions only. This is to allow for some mixing of groups as well as avoiding extra constraints on the grouping process.
  • Ensure that you confirm all nominated group members BEFORE completing the application form.


Please enrol here:   Members Area.  

Deadline: Enrolment must be complete by the Friday 2 weeks before the event to allow for planning.  

Participation cost is $30.  Participation is for members.

Self-Grading: please check here using the Interactive Self-Grader.



Players who do not turn up will inconvenience the other players in the group, in some cases making that group unworkable. It is, therefore, essential to inform Ian Butler on 02 4296 2889 or 0423 293 728 before the playing day of any unavoidable absences so that the committee can provide alternative solutions.


9.30-9.50am         Player Registration               
9.50-10.00am Briefing
10.00-12.00pm First Playing Session
12.00-1.00pm Lunch
1.00-2.30pm Second Playing Session
2.30-3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.00-4.30pm Third Playing Session

What to Bring

  • All instruments (except pianos) that you have specified on the enrolment form.
  • Music stand (pianists excepted)
  • Music which you intend to play if you are organising a group
  • Picnic lunch and tea mug.

What to do Before each Session

Before each session, please check the playing list to see:

  1. If any changes in groups have occurred.
  2. If you are designated to get the music for the group from the ACMS or other library. (Make sure that it is returned promptly after the session so that groups in the next session can use it.)
  3. If you are designated to check that the room is returned to its original condition after the playing session. This is an important task to ensure the ongoing use of our playing venues.


Tutoring is available at playing days. Inexperienced or timid players will be looked after and those attending for the first time will be made to feel welcome. Please tick the appropriate box on the Enrolment Form to request tutoring.

Details of Venues

  • Pymble Ladies College (PLC):  Avon Road Pymble

    Close to Pymble Railway Station. The music building is located on the city side of the quadrangle. If travelling by car, enter via Gate 3 on Avon Road, park in the car parkand walk through to the Music Centre.

    Pymble Ladies College interactive map

  • Abbotsleigh School, Pacific Highway, Wahroonga
    Free parking is available in Ada Avenue. For players with limited mobility, the Forum can have direct access from the senior management carpark (gate 2 off Ada Avenue). There is also one disabled parking space in this small carpark. There is one step into the Forum and Lecture Theatre.

    Abbotsleigh School Map

  • Wollongong Conservatorium of Music

    Gleniffer Brae, Murphys Ave, Keiraville NSW 2500

    It is near the corner of Murphys Avenue and Robinson Road.

    There is parking in the Conservatorium car park and in the street.