NEWS

FINDING THE JOY IN MUSIC-MAKING DURING QUIET TIMES

Wednesday 13th October, 2021
Meet Sophie Funston, who recently participated in our Words About Music program. This extended lockdown gave her the opportunity to examine her practice, and to reset her work ethic as a musician. Discover more about her shift in attitude in her final long form piece.

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SHARING KNOWLEDGE | SUSAN MARSHALL & MELISSA COMMON

Wednesday 20th October, 2021
The National Music Teacher Mentoring Program relies on our specialist mentors sharing their expert skills and knowledge to help assist other teachers. To help learn a little bit more about how the program works, we sat down with Susan Marshall and Melissa Common, a Mentor/Teacher pairing from Pennington Children’s Centre in South Australia. We got to hear their thoughts on how they came to be a part of the program, how being a part of the program has helped them each gain new skills and knowledge, and their favourite song to teach their students!

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MENTORS OF THE NMTMP | DAVID COLLINS-WHITE

Wednesday 20th October, 2021
Last month, the small community of Hope Vale in Far North Queensland held the world premiere of a brand new musical, E=Mc2. The musical was written as part of the new science curriculum developed by Good to Great Schools. One of the minds behind the music was David Collins-White, a mentor with the National Music Teacher Mentor Program. Learn a little more about how David got involved in the program and how he came to be writing a brand new musical for Hope Vale’s students.

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KEEPING MOTIVATED | ROBERT MCINTYRE

Monday 13th September, 2021
It can be understandably difficult to find motivation at the moment. Thankfully for Robert McIntyre, who’s currently undergoing the 2021 composition program, motivation can come from somewhere as simple as a walk down a street he’s been down a thousand times before. We sat down with Robert to talk through his process, how attending an online composition course changed his process, and how to keep motivated during lockdown.

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