Congratulations Sue Lowry – ARIA Award winning Music Teacher!
Before a standing ovation of performers, presenters and music industry heavyweights, Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy presented Sue with the ARIA award at The Hordern Pavilion on Gadigal land.
Sue was honoured for her work at Southport Special School where her program addresses the unique needs, skills and abilities of each individual student, ensuring the benefits of music education are accessible to all.
Sue’s music program has had a significant positive impact on her students at Southport Special School, their families and the wider community for ten years. It has improved engagement, self-esteem, confidence, sense of belonging and social-connectedness – and most notably – it shatters the glass ceiling of expectations experienced by many people living with disabilities.
Established in partnership with The Song Room in 2017 , the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award celebrates the integral role that music teachers play in shaping the aspirations of young musicians and their communities.
The Song Room is proud to partner with Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) in the initiative. This award shines a light on the importance of music education to motivate students and engage them their learning. A quality music education supports communication, connection, collaboration and creativity, and inspires the next generation of creators. Find out more about the impact of music and arts education programs by visiting The Song Room website.
Help provide a high quality music education to children who are currently missing out by supporting The Song Room today.