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ARIA Music Teachers of the Year Award

Congratulations Scott Maxwell 2018’s ARIA Music Teacher of the Year!

On Wednesday night’s star-studded ARIA Awards, Scott Maxwell from Mount Gambier, South Australia was presented with the 2018 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Telstra! Scott is a pivotal figure in the Mount Gambier music community, not only going above and beyond for his own students in his role at Grant High […]   Read full article →

Give today and help kids perform… on the stage and academically

I would like to introduce you to Ben. He is 8-years-old and in Year 3. At school, the other kids wouldn’t talk to Ben. He felt vulnerable and avoided talking to them. For a long time, Ben felt isolated and didn’t want to go to school to learn. However, he also faced challenges at home. […]   Read full article →

Children's Week 2018

The Listies Make a Scene at Children’s Week!

The Listies are the undisputed Kings of Icky! And let’s face it, what kid doesn’t want to gross out the adults from time-to-time with vomit, farts and wobbly intestines! The popular children’s theatre-makers and authors have partnered with The Song Room to create a new digital arts learning resource for teachers. The Listies Make a Scene was launched today […]   Read full article →

St Theresas Spotlight

The Power of Teaching Artists

The positive effects of The Song Room’s program are felt well beyond the classroom. Our Teaching Artists help to build confidence, self-esteem and critical thinking skills in students – all while they’re participating in one of the most important parts of childhood, play. Literacy and numeracy skills are incredibly important to develop, but it’s often […]   Read full article →

2018 Victorian Education Week Performance

Students from The Song Room programs around Melbourne shone at ‘Instrumental Change’, a special performance at Deakin Edge, as part of Victoria’s Education Week. Now in its 74th year, the 2018 Victorian Education Week theme was ‘Celebrating the Arts’. This signals a shift in the growing recognition of the importance of creativity in education, and […]   Read full article →

The Katherine Beat

Two remote Indigenous school communities in the Northern Territory’s Katherine region are working with The Song Room in their schools on creative learning programs designed to increase school attendance and connection with the communities. Funded by Communities for Children facilitating partners, The Smith Family, The Song Room’s Teaching Artist Ed Gould has been working at […]   Read full article →

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