Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Quality music education for all – Richard Gill OAM

Twilight Seminar 

Date:      Thursday 6 August 2015
Time:      5:00pm – 6:00pm

Issue #005 | August 2015

Principals are encouraged to attend with their music teacher if possible.  Principals without a music program are strongly encouraged to attend.

About the session
All Australian primary school students need access to high quality music education. To achieve this goal we must better equip our generalist classroom teachers in the teaching of music.
There is now abundant evidence to show the positive impact that high quality music education has on student learning and performance.
The National Music Teacher Mentorship Program, aimed at improving the quality of music teaching in Australian primary classrooms, pairs experienced music educators with generalist classroom teachers in a mentoring environment.
The Commonwealth Government has provided funding for the Program to be piloted in a number of state and territories until mid-2017. The Program is currently being implemented in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia with the support of their respective departments of education with more states and territories coming on board in 2016.
The Program supports mentors by providing a two-day Master Class, attendance at which is a pre-requisite for becoming a mentor in the Program. During the Master Class mentors gain a good understanding of the fundamentals of mentoring and share simple strategies, practices and resources for engaging students in quality music education.

The effectiveness of the Program is being evaluated by the University of Queensland under the leadership of Professor Margaret Barrett.

Further details
Cost: Free
Attending the seminar at Bastow register at:

To participate via videoconference, Polycom:
please email:

Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership
603-615 Queensberry St, North Melbourne
Information on how to get to Bastow:
There is no all-day street parking available near Bastow.

Upcoming Seminars
Wednesday 19 August
‘Professional learning opportunities and Musical Futures’ – Presented by Musical Futures Australia

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