New professional learning resource for primary school teachers!

New professional learning resource for primary school teachers!

The Song Room has launched a new professional learning resource on ARTS:LIVE called What’s that instrument?  What’s that instrument? is the first course to be released in a new professional learning series called The Music Classroom.

Teaching artists teaching class of primary school students an arts learning music lesson in African drums
Teaching Artist with Liverpool Public School, NSW

What’s that Instrument? is a perfect all-in-one tool to help primary school teachers prepare, set-up and deliver music education with confidence and expertise.

Whether you know what you’re doing, or need some support to deliver the music curriculum, the resources are practical and time-saving to help teachers set-up the classroom with ease. You’ll have everything you need to create a colourful, dynamic space. Plus, teachers and students are given information to understand and use the most common instruments in the primary classroom.

two primary school students an arts learning music lesson in African drums
Liverpool Public School, NSW

What’s that Instrument? can be used as a reference guide throughout the year. It includes a visual catalogue of classroom instruments explaining how students from Foundation to Year 6 can play them. There are also tools for teachers like; organising labels, curriculum stickers, instrument activity cards and a listening guide with links to music from all over the world that students can listen and respond to.

What’s that instrument is the first in many courses that will make up The Music Classroom professional learning collection. New courses will be added throughout Term 2. In it teachers will be given advice on how to set up an outdoor music classroom, how to use props in the music classroom, and lesson ideas to work with tuned and untuned percussion instruments. Teachers will be provided with practical, time-saving solutions to help increase their confidence and capability to bring high-quality music education into their classroom.

The Music Classroom has been developed as part of the The Music in Schools DUET Teacher Mentoring Program (DUET), a collaboration between The Song Room and the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

The new Music Classroom collection will be full of lesson ideas, planning and organising tips, examples of how instrument resources can be differentiated across the curriculum, and lessons to stimulate play, inquiry and social and emotional skill.

Keep an eye out on The Song Room socials for more information.