At the 2017 ARIA Awards, Renee McCarthy from South Australia received the inaugural ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award, presented with The Song Room and sponsored by Telstra.
The Song Room uses a range of programs to ensure that children across Australia have access to music and creative arts education. Find out more about getting a program in your school.
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Approximately three in four Australian children are currently missing out on music education in schools. Learn more
Australian children from low-income households on average don’t do as well at school as those from homes with higher incomes. Learn more
Indigenous children are less likely to take part in early childhood education, which makes their first year of school all the harder. Learn more
Many Australian children face long-term disadvantage from poor access to quality education resources. The Song Room provides programs to help improve the school grades and confidence of children in some of the most disadvantaged groups. Learn more
Research shows that involvement of students in arts and music programs has been shown to increase academic achievement Learn more
Our music and arts-based programs have been independently proven to help increase children’s literacy and numeracy levels at school. Learn more
The Song Room works in partnership with local Indigenous communities through their local schools to tailor programs based on their specific needs. Learn more