The Arts is one of the most effective ways to engage children in their learning. Taking into consideration the limited time most teachers have for professional learning, The Song Room works with teachers in class during school hours to provide a unique approach to modelling and mentoring in arts teaching and learning. This gives teachers an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with a Song Room Teaching Artist over a semester to build their skills with a tailored, fun approach to high-quality professional learning.
The Arts offers a very effective way for primary school teachers to improve student learning, well-being and personal development. It has an impact on learning outcomes across subject areas, builds school engagement, self-esteem, and most importantly, the ability for young people to relate to each other.
Our Teaching Artist programs deliver an arts education program in schools one day a week, which includes active in-class mentoring, access to digital music education resources via ARTS:LIVE, and professional learning workshops which will help teachers to build their confidence and introduce more Arts Learning into the classroom.
Our approach to Arts Learning is designed to be inclusive of the broader teaching staff, school leadership and students who all benefit. It offers an outstanding opportunity for schools who do not currently run a music or broader arts education program to take the first steps towards initiating one.