DUET: In-school Teacher Music Mentoring
Music is one of the most effective ways to engage children in their learning. Victorian Government Primary and Specialist Schools are being offered mentoring in music education under a new, major professional learning initiative, called DUET, being offered by The Song Room.
Taking into consideration the limited time most teachers have for professional learning, the majority of the program is delivered in class during school hours. It gives teachers an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with a Song Room Teaching Artist over a semester to build their music skills with a tailored, fun approach to high quality professional learning.
Music 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.
DUET includes a Teaching Artist delivering a music education program in your school one day a week, 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 music learning into the classroom.
While participation is available for up to four teachers from each school, DUET 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 education program to take the first steps towards initiating one.
DUET is free, and open to schools located in urban and regional areas in Victoria. It will commence in Term 1, 2019 and conclude at the end of first Semester.
With limited places on offer, we are urgently seeking expressions of interest. Complete the form below to have your school involved.
We suggest you take a look at the Music Education Guide and the Quality Music Education Framework provided by the Victorian Government for more information. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call project lead Kirsty Waugh on
03 9521 3990 to discuss your school’s EOI in more detail.
The Song Room acknowledges the support of the Victorian Department of Education and Training.