Professional Learning


2 New Workshops!

Early Career Music Teachers – Tips for Surviving the End of Year

Wednesday, 1 December, 7.00 – 8.00pm

A panel of experienced Council members will share their top tips for surviving end of year in the classroom with their favourite ‘go to’ activities for F – 8, as well as important reminders for self-care at the end of a big year. Please bring along your own ideas to share. There will also be time to share highlights and challenges of the year.

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Graduate Music Teachers – Tips for Moving into the Profession

Tuesday, 7 December, 7.00 – 8.00pm

Join the ASME Vic Chapter Council for tips on where to look for jobs, putting in an application, how to survive your first term and more.

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ACARA Australian Curriculum Review – Public Consultation Workshops

ASME Victoria is pleased to host three workshops across May and June to support feedback in the public consultation phase of the ACARA Review of the Australian Curriculum for The Arts – Music.
Workshops will be presented online by ACARA’s Helen Champion and Robyn Carmody (Curriculum Specialists: The Arts) and will provide:

•  An overview of the review process including the terms of reference
•  The background of how the Australian Curriculum is implemented across Australia, and      the research that is informing the review
•  What has changed and why (from the current version of the Australian Curriculum)
•  Q & A opportunities
•  Opportunities to contribute to development of the revised

  *   glossary
  *   examples of Knowledge and Skills
  *   content elaborations

Wednesday, 19 May    ASME Vic – ACARA Review Information Session for Secondary 7-10 Teachers (classroom, instrumental, and ensemble)
7.00 – 8.30pm        Details and registration:

Wednesday, 16 June      ASME Vic – ACARA Review Information Session for Primary F-6 Teachers (classroom, instrumental, and ensemble)
7.00 – 8.30pm    Details and registration:

Thursday, 17 June           ASME Vic – ACARA Review Information Session for Organisations involved in Music Education.
7.00 – 8.30pm                  This workshop is for representatives of organisations who run education programs and professional music organisations.                                     Details and registration:

“How I Wonder”: Planning a Music Class for Early Years 3 – 5 Year Olds

Wednesday, 5 May, 4.30 – 6.00pm

By harnessing children’s curiosity and wonder, music can be a vehicle for exploring ideas beyond the classroom. Katie and Jen will share examples of how they plan and develop extended inquiries stemming from a child’s wondering as they create their own music. They will also discuss planning and pacing an early years music class drawing on their combined experiences. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their own practice.


Jen Skate teaches at Methodist Ladies’ College, Kew, Victoria. For 11 years she worked with 3 and 4 year old Early Years classes in the Reggio Emilia Kindle program.

Katie Hull-Brown is currently the National Arts Learning Manager at The Song Room and has taught music in the early years and primary sector for 20 years. 

To register:

Engaging Students in Primary Music

Tuesday 30th March 4.30pm-6pm

Details and to register:

Our workshops provide pedagogical approaches to creative and composition activities in the classroom, as well as tricks and tips for planning. In Terms 1 & 2 we will feature a series of workshops, with a particular focus on new and early career teachers:

  • Early Years (3-5 yrs)
  • Primary
  • Lower Secondary (Years 7 & 8)
  • Middle Secondary (Years 9 & 10)

As always, our PL sessions provide a wonderful opportunity to network and join fabulous sharing conversations with colleagues. Keep an eye on Facebook and check in again soon for our PL dates and details.

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ASME Vic was thrilled to invite Victorian primary and secondary teachers to join us for online PL workshops delivered by Susie Davies-Splitter. These were highly interactive sessions, that managed the challenges of online PD delivery seamlessly. Workshops were hosted by local music educators to encourage networking, conversation, and sharing of ideas.