Three in four Australian school children are currently missing out on all the benefits of specialised music education.
This is despite irrefutable research that finds arts-based learning makes major improvements in children’s academic performance, their social wellbeing and their participation in school life.
The Song Room delivers in-school workshop programs in partnership with schools to provide a mixture of activities in music and the creative and performing arts.
The programs run for a minimum of six months and are complemented by other school programs such as performances and productions, holiday programs and professional development sessions for generalist teachers.
The Song Room in-school workshops are:
- Conducted by locally employed Song Room Teaching Artists
- Tailored to meet the diverse needs of each school community
- Planned based on need, demographics and evidence-based exemplary practice
- Supported by professional development sessions to enhance impact and work towards self-sustainability
Through these creative music and arts programs, we build children’s confidence, focus, overall participation and engagement.
In addition, The Song Room offers a suite of complementary programs aimed at early learning and literacy; programs for teenagers with learning, health and disability challenges; and community engagement.
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