Music Appreciation

What a thrill to have a deeper understanding and perception of the music you are listening to.
  • Beverly presents you with a broad perspective of the music and the times that greatly enhances your appreciation.
  • Together with Bev you will look at various eras, trace the lives and music of the composers, and learn about the socio-political influences on them. You will also look at trends in art, architecture, literature and science of the particular time.
  • You will experience and learn about the music through discussion, some analysis and listening.
  • You will feel the music come alive!
  • Presentations given for Sydney Symphony, Musica Viva Australia and private home salons.

Composers and their music presented are:

classical period

Classical Period - 18th century

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven


  • Structure and Order
  • Charm
  • Melody
  • Rhythm
Romantic Period

Romantic Period - 19th century

Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms


  • Intensity
  • Imagination
  • Romance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
French Impressionism

French Impressionism - 20th century

Debussy, Ravel


  • Flow and colour
  • Shimmering
  • New sound

~ New presentations are in progress ~

Music Appreciation Testimonials

What a splendid evening. Beverly Katz is a great storyteller who seemed to combine so successfully history, joy, synergy with Haydn's music and just the right amount of humour with a beautiful and enticing presentation.

"We loved it and are looking forward to Mozart."

"Best wishes for all your determined and gracious endeavours."

Phillip D Isaacs OAM BE FIEAust FRSA AOM CPEng
Managing Director; Enervision Australia Pty Ltd

Beverly is a knowledgable, passionate and intellegent presenter who effortlessly captured the meaning, style and mood of the classical period. Her engaging personality took us on a wonderful journey through the history of music and we look forward to more courses presented by Beverly.

Ara & Nyree Vartoukian
Theme & Variations Piano Services

Contact Bev on her mobile 0431 448 854, or send her an email