The significant impact of music education on students has been recognised with the announcement of the four nominees in the running for the 2019 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award. Here, we take a look at the work of each nominee.
How do the personal musical preferences and practices of early childhood educators shape children’s educational and cultural experiences and understandings? Norwegian researchers have identified five informal roles they term ‘musical pathfinders’.
Music teacher Scott Maxwell managed to build capacity in his school’s music program on a shoestring budget. In today’s video, he explains how he did this so successfully and gives insight to how other educators could do the same.
ARIA Music Teacher of the Year and South Australian music teacher, Scott Maxwell, sits down with Teacher to unpack the importance of two qualities in teaching: value and authenticity.
Music teacher Scott Maxwell was recently named ARIA Music Teacher of the Year. In this article he shares how he engages students in music, how the Arts can encourage community connections and why he writes school musicals from scratch.
Music teacher Scott Maxwell was named ARIA Music Teacher of the Year in 2018. In today’s article, he shares how he’s developed a positive performance culture that tackles performance anxiety at his South Australian school.
The Muswellbrook Richard Gill National Music Academy, founded on the philosophy of the late Richard Gill AO, is set to open its doors to students at the beginning of 2020. We speak to Gill’s lifelong friend and the Chair of the interim board for the school, Kim Williams AM, about the vision for the school.
The four nominees for the 2018 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year award share details of the education programs they’re most proud of, their approach to teaching and the mentors and words of advice that have helped them in their career.
When two senior Music teachers saw a need to improve the quality of student’s home practice of chosen instruments, they implemented a strategy of solitary, deliberate music practice. In consultation with the school’s Master Teacher, they developed a model aimed at improving student learning outcomes.
The ARIA Awards are the Australian music industry’s big night and this year, for the first time, four school educators are battling it out to become ARIA Music Teacher Of The Year. We caught up with the nominees to find out more about their work and approach in the classroom.