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Telstra ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award 2019

Do you know an incredible music teacher?

The Song Room and ARIA are excited to announce that nominations for the third Telstra ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award are now open!

Last year, Scott Maxwell, from Grant High School in South Australia had his very own rockstar experience when he shared the red carpet with Australian music legends and was celebrated as the 2018 award winner! 

He was one of four music teachers from across Australia chosen as a nominee for the 2018 award. ARIA Ambassadors Guy Sebastian, Justine Clarke, Thelma Plum and Brisbane pop band, Sheppard visited their schools and helped to tell their stories.

Want your teacher to be in the running to win the 2019 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award? Enter them before July 1st!!

Nominate an exceptional music teacher you know today.

This award is open to any teacher working on a music program in a school, kindergarten, early childhood centre, youth centre or private tuition music school in Australia.

Anyone from around the country – from students, school administrators, to friends, neighbours and family – can nominate their music teacher for consideration to win an ARIA.

Print out this downloadable A3 poster and put in the name of your favourite Music Teacher to drum up support around your school! 

Teacher nominations close Monday 1 July, 2019.
It could be a music teacher you know accepting the ARIA Award this November!

To view the eligibility and judging criteria, and enter an inspiring music educator visit


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