Summer School Timetable 2021

Phoenix Rising

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Day 1: Monday 18th January

8.00-8.30am Registration and Coffee
8.30-8.40am Welcome Address: Mandy Herriman, Chairperson, ASME WA and Prof. Stephen Winn, Executive Dean School of Education, ECU
8.40-9.00am [simple_tooltip content=’With a passion in Music Education, Su-Lyn thrives on working with young people in a dynamic music programme. The last 23 years has seen her teaching at Methodist Ladies’ College, Iona Presentation College and Hale School, as well as presenting workshops for ASME and ANCA, lecturing for ECU, adjudicating festivals, directing community choirs and co-authoring “The Opera and Music Theatre Resource”. Currently Head of Performing and Creative Arts at Hale School, Su-Lyn is fortunate to be working with a vibrant teaching team to engage students in an exciting and holistic learning environment.’]Big Sing EnergiserSu-Lyn Chong, Hale School[/simple_tooltip]
9.00-9.45am [simple_tooltip content=’Alan Harvey is an Emeritus Professor at The University of Western Australia and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science. He is a neuroscientist, in recent years focused on developing and testing new therapies to promote plasticity and regeneration after neurotrauma. He has also had a life-long interest and passion for many types of music. Alan Harvey’s book Music, Evolution, and the Harmony of Souls was published by OUP in 2017. Alan is a member of Perth Symphonic Chorus and their chamber choir, and is a member of the reformed mandolin quartet Stringybach.’]Plenary Session: Emeritus Professor Alan Harvey, UWA – Keynote Presentation[/simple_tooltip]
9.45-10.00am [simple_tooltip content=’Mother & Son, Della Rae & Kobi Morrison are Bibbulmun Noongar from the south west of Western Australia. They direct and teach language through song in Madjitil Moorna Choir, sharing their culture with who ever would like to learn. It is their life’s work bringing people together to sing as one and walk together on this country as one mob, for a stronger, better future. Koorl warangkiny doyntj doyntj (Come sing together)’]Book Launch: Madjitil Moorna – Second Songbook [/simple_tooltip]
Primary and Secondary
Curriculum Secondary
Choral
Instrumental
 Primary and Secondary
 [simple_tooltip content=’Katherine Smith BMus, MMus, Grad.Dip.Ed (UWA), Kodály Cert. (KMEIA), Dalcroze Cert. (DEIEB).
Katherine Smith is passionate about music education. She holds a Master of Music from UWA, the Dalcroze Certificate in Music Education and the Australian Kodály Certificate in Music Education. Katherine has worked as a freelance orchestral clarinettist, a clarinet teacher in primary and secondary schools, a primary school classroom music teacher and an early childhood music teacher. She currently teaches for the UWA Junior Music School in their kindy group music classes, and for IMSS as a clarinet teacher. As the president of Dalcroze Australia Katherine works with a team of other volunteers to facilitate Dalcroze training opportunities for music teachers in Australia.’]Katherine Smith [/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’Before ‘turning to the dark side’, Nick taught 7-12 Music at Kolbe Catholic College for 9 years, and before that, K-7 Music at Churchlands Primary School. Nick is a former ASME WA Committee member, WACE Examination writer and WACE Practical Examination marker.’]Nick Fielding [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Mother & Son, Della Rae & Kobi Morrison are Bibbulmun Noongar from the south west of Western Australia. They direct and teach language through song in Madjitil Moorna Choir, sharing their culture with who ever would like to learn. It is their life’s work bringing people together to sing as one and walk together on this country as one mob, for a stronger, better future. Koorl warangkiny doyntj doyntj (Come sing together)’]Madjitil Moorna[/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Catherine Warnock has been teaching instrumental music for almost a decade in a variety of school settings and now works for Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) in Denmark and Albany. She has an interest in developing students’ holistic musical skills through a variety of different approaches. Catherine holds a double degree in Music and Education (ECU), a certificate in Jazz Performance (WAAPA), and has completed 3 levels of Kodaly training.’]Catherine Warnock [/simple_tooltip]  [simple_tooltip content=’Marcus Perrozzi recently returned to Australia after living his childhood dream of touring the world, playing percussion in the internationally acclaimed show Dralion by Cirque du Soleil in over 1300 performances! Marcus is a Level 3 Classroom Teacher with the WA Education Department’s Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS), and lectures in Percussion at WAAPA. He is also a trained theatrical dancer and a foundation committee member for the ON STAGE Performing Arts Competitions. Marcus is committed to sharing his skills and love for the performing arts with students, teachers and audiences of all ages and walks of life, through performance, creation and education.’]Marcus Perozzi [/simple_tooltip]
10.00-11.00am

Session 1

[simple_tooltip content=’This session looks at Dalcroze-inspired activities for instrumental learning. Dalcroze-trained teachers use active listening, improvisation and embodiment at every stage of learning so that students are actively experiencing – not just learning about – musical concepts. This hands-on session is organised around the IMSS assessment areas of Patterns, Improvisation, Memory, Repertoire and Sight Reading. Bring your instrument!’]Dalcroze for Instrumental Learning [/simple_tooltip]

Please bring an instrument.
[simple_tooltip content=’This session gives teachers a chance to work through some of the big questions facing the syllabus review, as it officially recommences in 2021. Should the three written contexts be retained or should we move towards a single course? Does composition belong in the written examination? How do we reduce and simplify the content without losing what’s really important? These questions and more will be on the table in this workshop, aimed at not just current ATAR teachers, but anyone with an interest.’]SCSA: ATAR Music Syllabus Review – Big Issues[/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Sharing songs in Noongar language, audience participation.’]Sharing Songs in Noongar Language [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’These activities are about experiencing musical concepts in multimodal ways that are fun! When a number of our senses (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic) are engaged during learning, we understand and remember more.’]Music Games: Ideas for the Instrumental Music Lesson [/simple_tooltip]

Please bring an instrument.
[simple_tooltip content=’Come and explore the exciting world of body percussion! You will develop coordination and creativity through rhythmic literacy, improvisation and structured notation. Ready-to-use resources will be provided & used in this session. Suitable for all levels with differentiated extension opportunities within the classroom context. *Please wear comfortable shoes for movement and safety (heels not recommended).‘]Body Beatz [/simple_tooltip]

Please wear comfortable shoes for movement and safety.
11.00-11.30am Morning Tea
Primary and Secondary
Strings
Primary
Secondary
Secondary
[simple_tooltip content=’Michelle Bracken-Perks is a flute, clarinet and voice teacher with Instrumental Music School Services in the Southwest region, previously working as a secondary classroom music teacher. With qualifications in Conversational Solfege, Michelle is a passionate advocate for music education for all, also teaching an adult beginner music course, “Everyone Can Sing!” In her 20 years of teaching, she has always strived to find a “better way” to teach her students and through music education help them grow as people.’]Michelle Bracken-Perks [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Jade Martin is currently a senior violin/viola specialist & string ensemble director with Instrumental Music School Services. Jade has previously taught in numerous private schools around Perth and from 1998-2016 ran a highly successful private music teaching studio which incorporated both instrumental music and early childhood music education classes. Jade holds a Bachelor of Music Education from ECU, a Primary Suzuki Violin Teaching Certificate, and has completed levels in both Kodaly & Orff- Schulwerk methodologies. With a passionate belief that every child possesses the intrinsic ability to speak the language of music, Jade strives to enable her students to fulfil their innate musical potential.’]Jade Martin [/simple_tooltip]  [simple_tooltip content=’Robyn has been a member of ASME since arriving in Perth in 2009.  She is a Music Specialist at two government schools in Perth. Two very different demographics. Robyn has held various executive roles in ASMEWA and is currently the National President.  Even as a classroom teacher in Victoria, Robyn has been passionate about Music Education and has enjoyed leading this organisation as it strives to build its profile and provide support for Music educators across Australia.’]Robyn Veitch [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’With a passion in Music Education, Su-Lyn thrives on working with young people in a dynamic music programme. The last 23 years has seen her teaching at Methodist Ladies’ College, Iona Presentation College and Hale School, as well as presenting workshops for ASME and ANCA, lecturing for ECU, adjudicating festivals, directing community choirs and co-authoring “The Opera and Music Theatre Resource”. Currently Head of Performing and Creative Arts at Hale School, Su-Lyn is fortunate to be working with a vibrant teaching team to engage students in an exciting and holistic learning environment.’]Su-Lyn Chong [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Marcus Perrozzi recently returned to Australia after living his childhood dream of touring the world, playing percussion in the internationally acclaimed show Dralion by Cirque du Soleil in over 1300 performances! Marcus is a Level 3 Classroom Teacher with the WA Education Department’s Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS), and lectures in Percussion at WAAPA. He is also a trained theatrical dancer and a foundation committee member for the ON STAGE Performing Arts Competitions. Marcus is committed to sharing his skills and love for the performing arts with students, teachers and audiences of all ages and walks of life, through performance, creation and education.’]Marcus Perozzi [/simple_tooltip]
11.30am-12.30pm

Session 2

[simple_tooltip content=’This interactive workshop will introduce Dr John Feierabend’s Conversational Solfege methodology with activities you can use straight away in your own primary, secondary or instrumental classes. Please bring your instrument!’]Conversational Solfege in the Instrumental Class: Developing Tuneful, Beatful, Artful students[/simple_tooltip]

Please bring an instrument.
[simple_tooltip content=’In this session we will explore some key elements that contribute to the successful running of an instrumental ensemble. There will be something for every ensemble director as we talk through how to motivate your students, plan for effective rehearsals, encourage good aural and music reading skills and have some some tricks up your sleeve to keep things moving!’]Instrumental: Ensemble Success![/simple_tooltip]  [simple_tooltip content=’Keeping your repertoire fresh is a challenge. It is a constant search for up-to-date but useful material. New songs and games to keep the kids engaged but at the same time keeping your costs and preparation time down.  Here’s a few ideas that might get you off to a good start this year – some traditional material with a few exciting games to add to the mix.’]Refresh Your Repertoire[/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Join me in exploring the 4 key areas of choral conducting – score preparation, vocal coaching, rehearsal technique and conducting gestures. I hope to leave you with some useful tools and engage you in practical work that you can use during the year.’]Choral Conducting Matters[/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Come and discover the thrill of Japanese taiko drumming! You will be taken on an exciting journey to develop technique, physical awareness and ensemble performance skills through original compositions. A wealth of resources will be provided, including insight into student composition opportunities in the classroom. You will also have an opportunity to view samples of homemade taiko drums that you can then try making at your school! Suitable for all levels with differentiated extension opportunities within the classroom context. *Please wear loose comfortable clothing for movement and safety (jeans, skirts & heels not recommended)‘]Taiko Drumming [/simple_tooltip]

Please wear comfortable clothing for movement and safety. This session is capped at 35.
12.40-1.10pm Plenary: Summit and Strategic Plan
1.10-2.10pm Lunch
Secondary
Secondary
Primary
Primary
Instrumental
[simple_tooltip content=’With a passion in Music Education, Su-Lyn thrives on working with young people in a dynamic music programme. The last 23 years has seen her teaching at Methodist Ladies’ College, Iona Presentation College and Hale School, as well as presenting workshops for ASME and ANCA, lecturing for ECU, adjudicating festivals, directing community choirs and co-authoring “The Opera and Music Theatre Resource”. Currently Head of Performing and Creative Arts at Hale School, Su-Lyn is fortunate to be working with a vibrant teaching team to engage students in an exciting and holistic learning environment.’]Su-Lyn Chong [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Kimberley Lloyd is a Music Teacher, Choral Conductor and String Director at Trinity College in East Perth. She is an experienced music educator, having taught in Scotland, America and Australia in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary settings. Along with her Bachelor of Education in Music with Honours from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Kimberley holds the Australian Kodály Certificate in Secondary Education and recently graduated from Holy Names University, California with a Masters of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis.’]Kimberley Lloyd [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Jason Boron is a Lecturer in Music Education at Edith Cowan University, Australia. He is an experienced music educator having taught in early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary settings. Jason is currently Vice-Chairperson of the Australian Society for Music Education and coordinates the Australian Kodály Certificate Course offered by Kodály WA. He is a regular presenter of papers and workshops at local, national and international conferences. Jason is a past recipient of the Sarolta Kodály Scholarship awarded by the International Kodály Society and was recently awarded the ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award for Innovative Teaching.’]Jason Boron [/simple_tooltip]  [simple_tooltip content=’TBC’]Mandy Herriman [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Paul De Cinque is Chair of Brass and Music Education at the University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music. His teaching role at the Conservatorium includes teaching in the trumpet studio, teaching classes in brass studies, music education, and community music. He conducts the Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, and leads the Trumpet Choir. Previously, Paul held a teaching position at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada.Paul holds a doctorate from the University of South Carolina and a master’s from the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. In the United States, Paul studies conducting with Scott Weiss and Stephen W. Pratt. He received his undergraduate degrees in Music Performance and Music Education from the University of Western Australia.’]Paul De Cinque [/simple_tooltip]
2.10-3.10pm

Session 3

[simple_tooltip content=’Let’s talk about this – engagement, structure, strategies, resources. What does this look like in our Music and Choir class? With an understanding of physiological features and drawing on daily experience, I hope to share some thoughts, ideas and strategies with you to enhance your work with the boys in your class.’]Classroom: Teaching Boys – Is it Different to Teaching Girls? [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’From games and practical activities to musicianship with Mozart. A journey of ideas that your lower and middle school secondary classrooms will enjoy!’]Kodály WA: Live the Notes [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Come ready to be engaged in music learning experiences designed to highlight principles of effective teaching for children in the lower primary years. Participants attending this session will develop their understanding of the pedagogical tools and core-tenants of Kodály-inspired music education whilst considering the relevance for contemporary Australian teaching contexts.’]Raising Them Up: Kodály-Inspired Music Education for the Lower Primary Years[/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Interactive and movement lesson ideas for the upper primary years that link directly to the curriculum and offer assessment opportunities. Benjamin Franklin said: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” These activity suggestions encourage students to engage with learning in fun and interesting ways.’]Move Your Groove, Big Kids[/simple_tooltip]  [simple_tooltip content=’This session will explore what to consider when selecting band repertoire for beginner bands (upper primary and lower secondary).’] Selecting Band Repertoire [/simple_tooltip]
3.10-3.30pm Afternoon Tea
General Interest
Early Childhood
Primary and Secondary
Primary
Instrumental
Primary and Secondary Beginners
[simple_tooltip content=’Alan Harvey is an Emeritus Professor at The University of Western Australia and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science. He is a neuroscientist, in recent years focused on developing and testing new therapies to promote plasticity and regeneration after neurotrauma. He has also had a life-long interest and passion for many types of music. Alan Harvey’s book Music, Evolution, and the Harmony of Souls was published by OUP in 2017. Alan is a member of Perth Symphonic Chorus and their chamber choir, and is a member of the reformed mandolin quartet Stringybach.’]Prof Alan Harvey [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Pippa has worked in the junior, middle, and senior schools at St Mark’s Anglican Community School and Hale School. She is the owner of the Freesia Music Studio, a music enrichment program for preschool children and their families, but this is currently on hold while Pippa completes her Masters thesis through Edith Cowan University. Pippa is also currently a sessional lecturer at Edith Cowan University for the units ‘Music in Early Childhood’ and ‘Arts in Primary Education’ as has been lecturing there for the past two years.’]Pippa Chapman [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’WASO Schools programs will inspire, delight, inform and challenge audiences and participants across a range of musical performance and engagement opportunities. Programs provide opportunities for students of all ages to enjoy and participate WASO’s music in a variety of settings, from small chamber ensembles to a full symphony orchestra.
Rebecca Shakespeare, WASO’s Education Manager, and the wider learning team will be delighted to speak with you about the opportunities WASO can offer teachers and your students.’]Rebecca Shakespeare and Alena Tompkins (WASO) [/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’Kailee Marshall and Eboney Yapp are Primary Music educators in the Perth Metro area. Both are passionate advocates for the Orff approach and have been actively involved in the state and national Orff community for a number of years. They are continuously inspired by the creative aspects of the approach and how adaptable it is to various teaching contexts.’]Kailee Marshall and Eboney Yapp [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Anastasia is a UWA piano performance graduate who plays an active role as a passionate performer, presenter, collaborative pianist and an experienced teacher in both the WA community and abroad.  She is currently on the WA Music Teachers Association council serving as Vice President and was drawn to the council in order to assist in improving the standard and quality of private music studio teaching around the world. Anastasia has strong experience in many forms of movement studies, including dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and the Taubman Approach, assisting pianists to play with more comfort, speed, accuracy and ease as well as helping piano teachers diagnose teaching problems faster.’]Anastasia Buettner-Moore [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’TBC’]ASME Committee [/simple_tooltip]
3.30-4.30pm

Session 4

[simple_tooltip content=’Alan Harvey will review what is known about the brain circuits and neurochemistry involved in processing music, including basic components such as rhythm and melody, as well as more emotional aspects such as happiness and sadness. The life-long impact that music and music training has on brain function and plasticity will be discussed.’]Music, the Brain, and a Lifetime of Benefits[/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’An investigation into early childhood musical experiences in the homes of families of preschool children – A review of musical play, music and the developing brain, parent-child attachment through music, a musical home environment, and the potential impact of technology and globalisation on these early years of childhood.’]Early Childhood Musical Experiences within the Home: Family Members as a Child’s First Music Teachers [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Come and join WASO for an active co-design workshop as we dream big about the future of what WASO can offer teachers and students. Help us explore new ways for your students to engage with WASO, our musicians and music to support teachers in igniting a love of music.’]Explore WASO in Your Classroom [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Take off on a journey through space using the Orff approach. During this session you will sing, say, dance and play a composition by Jon Madin and examine the Orff approach and its applications in the Music classroom.’]WAOSA: Blast Orff [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Teaching online is an effective and essential skill required in current studio teaching practices. This session gives teachers some of the leading tools and strategies to handle teaching multiple students with ease and accelerate their learning through a flipped-learning model plus ways to maximise efficiency through easy resource creation.’]Flipped Teaching: Best Practices for Online Learning [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’TBC’]Fundamentals of looking after instruments/ playing/transposing instruments [/simple_tooltip]
4.30pm Close

Day 2: Tuesday 19th January

8.15-8.30am Registration and Coffee 
8.30-9.00am Welcome and Notices
9.00-9.40am [simple_tooltip content=’Kaboom Percussion is made up of Catherine Betts and Joshua Webster. Both freelance percussionists based in Perth, Western Australia, they have a wide range of musical experience between them, and have been working together for the past 15 years. They both work as performers, instrumental teachers, ensemble directors, and composers, and they play a mean cup! They have been playing as Kaboom since 2014, and have performed to more than 70,000 students across Australia and New Zealand. Their fun percussion videos have had more than 70 million views and their YouTube channel has more than 270,000 subscribers! They have toured all around Australia and New Zealand, and have worked with music teachers and students in America, Hong Kong, Italy and Azerbaijan. Catherine and Joshua both have Masters degrees in percussion from the University of Western Australia and the WA Academy of Performing Arts respectively, and both play regularly with the WA Philharmonic and the Perth Symphony Orchestra. When they are not percussing, Cat is cross stitching up a storm, and Josh is practising card tricks and building dioramas.’]Plenary Session: Kaboom Percussion [/simple_tooltip]
9.40-10.00am [simple_tooltip content=’Flamingo Strings are a new string quartet to provide a fresh approach to musical engagement. All the performers are enthusiastic, passionate and in the top of their field. The performances take kids on a journey through historic and contemporary pieces to ignite imaginations and reveal the extraordinary possibilities in classical music.’]Plenary Session: Flamingo Strings (AUSTA) [/simple_tooltip]
Primary and Secondary
Curriculum Secondary
Primary
Primary/Information Technology
Primary and Secondary
[simple_tooltip content=’Helen Tuckey is Past National President of AUSTA and President of AUSTA WA, violist in WASO, studio teacher, member of ASME and WAMTA and AMEB Examiner. She has presented live music in many schools throughout WA.
Flamingo Strings are a new string quartet to provide a fresh approach to musical engagement. All the performers are enthusiastic, passionate and in the top of their field.
The performances take kids on a journey through historic and contemporary pieces to ignite imaginations and reveal the extraordinary possibilities in classical music.’]AUSTA [/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’Before ‘turning to the dark side’, Nick taught 7-12 Music at Kolbe Catholic College for 9 years, and before that, K-7 Music at Churchlands Primary School. Nick is a former ASME WA Committee member, WACE Examination writer and WACE Practical Examination marker.’]Nick Fielding [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Jane has taught classroom music to Western Australian primary school students for many years. She currently teaching music full time in the south eastern suburbs of Perth at Willandra Primary School.  During her teaching career she has enjoyed developing strong community links with Aboriginal artists, authors, musicians Elders and families of her students.  She has used these links to create and embed culturally enriched lessons, resources and programs. Jane has run numerous workshops in her home state, as well as nationally and internationally.  Jane promotes a creative approach towards embedding First Nations cultures into music teaching.’]Jane Nicholas [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Jan Ruscoe was awarded the 2015 ASME (WA) Music: Educating for Life Award for her contributions to the professional development of Music specialist teachers in WA. She leads teacher workshops for One Big Voice each year and is a Showbie Certified Educator and mentor in ways to use digital tech in Music classes.’]Jan Ruscoe [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Marcus Perrozzi recently returned to Australia after living his childhood dream of touring the world, playing percussion in the internationally acclaimed show Dralion by Cirque du Soleil in over 1300 performances! Marcus is a Level 3 Classroom Teacher with the WA Education Department’s Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS), and lectures in Percussion at WAAPA. He is also a trained theatrical dancer and a foundation committee member for the ON STAGE Performing Arts Competitions. Marcus is committed to sharing his skills and love for the performing arts with students, teachers and audiences of all ages and walks of life, through performance, creation and education.’]Marcus Perozzi [/simple_tooltip]
10.00-11.00am

Session 5

[simple_tooltip content=’A lively discussion on strings lead by panel members from AUSTA WA and members of Flamingo Strings. Topics include tips for:

  • Getting a string program off the ground and keeping it flying
  • Finding support and advice on string playing opportunities in your community
  • Promoting quality live music experiences in strings for all students’]Inspiring Strings[/simple_tooltip]

 

[simple_tooltip content=’Everyone wants more students to enrol in their WACE Music courses! The factors affecting student enrolments are numerous and complex. While the syllabuses themselves are the most commonly-discussed factor, what else plays a role and how can we have a positive impact? This session will be part presentation, part workshop, giving teachers a chance to share issues affecting their school and hear how their colleagues are approaching the issues.’]Boosting Enrolments in WACE Music Courses [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content= ‘In this workshop, Jane demonstrates how Aboriginal music and culture can easily become a part of a teaching program rather than something “extra” to do. An interesting figure from Tasmania, Lucy Beeton is explored via Orff Schulwerk pedagogical speech patterns to music making. The appropriateness of teaching songs in language in the music classroom will be examined whilst developing intonation with instrumental playing. This fun workshop will assist teachers in building repertoire and ideas for a more culturally inclusive curriculum.’]Royalty Rhythms and ‘Rangements: Embedding Indigenous Cultures[/simple_tooltip]

Please bring an instrument.
[simple_tooltip content=’Digital Escape Rooms (including preparing parts using Canva), using the sampler in GarageBand to create a modern piece in rondo form, and ways to learn about Indian music using ThumbJam. (If you came to Poynter PS in August, this is a very similar session.)’]Ideas for Digital Tech in Primary School: Session One [/simple_tooltip]

Please bring a device that can connect to the internet.
[simple_tooltip content=’Come and discover the thrill of Japanese taiko drumming! You will be taken on an exciting journey to develop technique, physical awareness and ensemble performance skills through original compositions. A wealth of resources will be provided, including insight into student composition opportunities in the classroom. You will also have an opportunity to view samples of homemade taiko drums that you can then try making at your school! Suitable for all levels with differentiated extension opportunities within the classroom context. *Please wear loose comfortable clothing for movement and safety (jeans, skirts & heels not recommended)‘]Taiko Drumming[/simple_tooltip]

Please wear comfortable clothing for movement and safety. This session is capped at 35.
11.00-11.30am Morning Tea
Early Childhood/Primary
Primary
Upper Primary and Lower Secondary
Primary/Information Technology
Instrumental
Instrumental and Secondary
[simple_tooltip content=’Hilary Price-Keegan teaches classroom music to students from Early Years through to Senior School, and is the Head of Choral at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Perth. Hilary holds a Music Education Degree from Trinity College, Dublin, a post-graduate Diploma from the Kodaly Institute of Music, Liszt Academy of Music, Hungary, and was recently awarded the highest Honours in Masters of Music, in Music Education (with a Kodály emphasis), from Holy Names University, California. Hilary has recently taken on the role of directing the Irish Choir of Perth, and enjoys presenting and sharing ideas with music teachers around the world.’]Hilary Price [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Katherine Goyder is a music teacher at Wembley Primary School, where she runs a full music program with choirs and a concert band. As a trombonist, pianist and singer, Katherine’s passion, interest and knowledge of music is vast. As a graduate teacher, Katherine set up a whole music program at Rawlinson PS and was nominated for the ARIA Music Teacher Awards in 2019 for this program. Every year, she records the educational tracks for events such as Massed Choir Festival and Telethon.’]Kate Goyder [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Jane has taught classroom music to Western Australian primary school students for many years. She currently teaching music full time in the south eastern suburbs of Perth at Willandra Primary School.  During her teaching career she has enjoyed developing strong community links with Aboriginal artists, authors, musicians Elders and families of her students.  She has used these links to create and embed culturally enriched lessons, resources and programs. Jane has run numerous workshops in her home state, as well as nationally and internationally.  Jane promotes a creative approach towards embedding First Nations cultures into music teaching.’]Jane Nicholas [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Jan Ruscoe was awarded the 2015 ASME (WA) Music: Educating for Life Award for her contributions to the professional development of Music specialist teachers in WA. She leads teacher workshops for One Big Voice each year and is a Showbie Certified Educator and mentor in ways to use digital tech in Music classes.’]Jan Ruscoe [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Paul De Cinque is Chair of Brass and Music Education at the University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music. His teaching role at the Conservatorium includes teaching in the trumpet studio, teaching classes in brass studies, music education, and community music. He conducts the Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, and leads the Trumpet Choir. Previously, Paul held a teaching position at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. Paul holds a doctorate from the University of South Carolina and a master’s from the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. In the United States, Paul studies conducting with Scott Weiss and Stephen W. Pratt. He received his undergraduate degrees in Music Performance and Music Education from the University of Western Australia.’]Paul De Cinque [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Australian Baroque is a new national ensemble and early music initiative, formed at it’s core by WA-based artists.The ensemble formed in December 2018, have been Ensemble in Residence at WAAPA, recorded by ABC Classics, launched a new recital hall in West Perth and have a full program of concerts for 2021.’]Helen Kruger & Australian Baroque [/simple_tooltip]
11.30am-12.30pm

Session 6

[simple_tooltip content=’Moments of awe and wonder are a combination of expected experiences and those that take us by surprise. See the eyes of your students light up as you take them on a journey through music in your classroom. Cultivate curiosity in your Early to Middle Primary Years students through activities, ideas and games presented in this session.’]Evoke Moments of Awe, Wonder and Curiosity through Music from an Early Age[/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’So you’ve just landed your first classroom teacher and you’re not sure where to start? Feeling nervous? This session will provide you with some basics beyond the music: Setting up a classroom, where to start with choir, rubrics to start your assessment and how to begin and complete your Graduate Teacher portfolio.’]Classroom for Graduates [/simple_tooltip]  [simple_tooltip content=’This workshop will investigate musical form through a picture book, movement and composition. The workshop will also include the unveiling of a new free resource prepared by Jane called Deadly Artists. This series of twelve informative posters will enable teachers to easily introduce a variety of new sounds and First Nations artists to their students. This fun workshop will assist teachers in building repertoire and ideas for a more culturally inclusive curriculum.’]From the Moon and Stars to the Country We Know: Embedding Indigenous Cultures [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Ways for students to share their work with you, including a look at the DET new requirements for third party online services. We will play and create an online, printable Bingo game and use Chrome Music Maker and Google Slides/Jamboard to create unconventional ways of notating compositions, then share tasks and give/receive feedback in Showbie.’]Ideas for Digital Tech in Primary School: Session Two [/simple_tooltip]

Please bring a device that can connect to the internet.
[simple_tooltip content=’This session will delve into the issues that face instrumental music teachers and uncover “what I wish I had known as an instrumental teacher.’]What I Wish I’d Known as an Instrumental Teacher [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Insights into the Bach Double from an Historical Inspired Performance perspective. Performed on baroque instruments and introduced by Stewart Smith.’]Australian Baroque: Bach Double Insights into the Bach Double from a Historical Inspired Performance Perspective[/simple_tooltip]
12.40-1.25pm ASME Annual General Meeting
1.25-2.10pm Lunch
Secondary
Primary and Secondary
Primary
Primary
Primary and Ensemble
[simple_tooltip content=’Mirelle is a classroom teacher, band and choir director at Churchlands SHS. She is co-conductor of the WA Massed Choir Festival and is a keen advocate of the Kodaly philosophy.’]Mirelle Hopwood [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Terasa Letizia (Education Manager) – Working in the area of arts education for over 20 years Terasa has delivered a variety of arts based programs with a curriculum focus across the areas of music, dance and drama.
Matt Reuben James Ward (Tenor, Director, Workshop Leader) – Working extensively in singing community engagement, Matt has worked with Operasonic UK, Royal College of Music Sparks Family Orchestra & Chorus London, BBC Symphony Family Orchestra & Chorus, BBC Proms Sing Plus and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Glyndebourne. Matt has taken workshops as part of these programs to over 50 schools and choirs between the UK and Australia.  Matt is directing WAO’s upcoming Opera for Children Koolbardi wer Wardong.
Pia Harris (Soprano, Workshop Leader) recently relocated to Western Australia after several years in London. Since her training programme with English National Opera, she has sung extensively with Opera Holland Park London, Royal Albert Hall, New York Lyric Opera, Carnegie Hall (US), The National Opera Center (US) and Symphony Space (US) and for the West Australian Opera. In 2019 Pia performed with local companies Lost & Found Opera and Freeze Frame Opera; as Kate Kelly in the world premiere of Lost & Found’s Ned Kelly as part of Perth Festival and Spoletta in Freeze Frame Opera’s Tosca. In 2020 Pia sang Gretel in Hansel and Gretel (West Australian Opera, Perth Festival) and also led a series of regional community workshops for WAO.’]Terasa Letizia, Matt Reuben James Ward and Pia Harris (WA Opera)[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’Michelle Beins is a music specialist who graduated from UWA with a Bachelor of Music Education in 2013. She is currently teaching classroom music and directing numerous ensembles at The Quintilian School, Mount Claremont. Michelle was first introduced to Orff Schulwerk at a workshop presented by WAOSA during her university studies and could see the value in exploring this approach further. Michelle has completed two ANCOS Levels courses and has acted as a committee member and treasurer of the WAOSA committee since 2014. Michelle enjoys using Orff Schulwerk to immerse her students in music learning and to develop a life-long connection to music.
Ash Bisdee is a full-time music specialist at Aubin Grove Primary School, with extensive experience and a strong passion for high quality, hands-on music education for all students. Ash loves teaching using the developmental Orff Schulwerk approach and is currently the Orffwest editor for WAOSA and a facilitator/presenter for Musica Viva WA. Ash has also completed 2 ANCOS levels and enjoys presenting professional learning to give back to the music education community. Ash’s aspiration as a music educator is to help her students find a love of music and to create opportunities that let music grow within the community for a positive impact.’]Michelle Beins and Ashleigh Bisdee [/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’West Australian Joan attended the Dalcroze Centre in London in 1953, gaining LRAM (Mime), LRAM (Speech & Drama) and ISTD Folk Dance. She completed Dalcroze Licentiate, Sydney 1957, returning to UWA to complete BA and Dip. Ed. (Pre-school); B. Ed (Arts and Education) WACAE; M. Ed (Early Childhood) ECU. Her PhD (Monash), researched Dalcroze pioneers in Australasia. Joan is Diplôme Supérieure (Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva) and served as Dalcroze Australia President.
She tutored in WA’s Kindergarten College, WAIT-Curtin University, UWA, ECU, WAAPA and Notre Dame. Joan received the Australia Council’s Community Arts Fellowship, WA Government Women’s Fellowship and National Ausdance Award for Services to Dance. She is an ACHPER Fellow; Hon. Life Member of ASME(WA) and Ausdance. She holds the Medal of the Order of Australia, the Medal of Centenary of Federation, and UWA Chancellor’s Medal.’]Joan Pope [/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’Lee studied percussion at the Royal Academy of Music and worked for a number of years as a freelance percussionist in London. Lee has taught percussion and general music in many settings including head of music at a middle school in the UK. He has run countless workshops in every setting from African Drumming to singing and Samba. Throughout this, Lee has remained an active musician playing with orchestras, bands, theatre, samba bands, rock bands etc. Lee has lived in Perth Western Australia for the last 11 years where he conducts school and community bands and teaches percussion for the Instrumental Music Schools Service, delivers broadening units at the University of Western Australia and develops and presents children’s concerts for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Lee has recently enrolled into a M.MUS (conducting) course at UWA.

James is a multi-instrumentalist specialising in Saxophone. James started his musical journey at age 6 learning trombone later being accepted into the SIM program in year 6 to learn clarinet. James is currently working for IMSS teaching both woodwind and brass. Before this he worked in private schools taking several bands and orchestras many of them based in primary schools giving him experience taking groups with students in them as young as year 3. James started conducting in year 10 while at school when he took the school concert band for an end of year concert. He has since gone on to teach instrumental music and direct bands and orchestras in both public and private schools as well as taking several community bands in Western Australia and Victoria with who he has won several State Band Championships.’]Lee Stanley and James Martin (ABODA)[/simple_tooltip]

2.10-3.10pm

Session 7

[simple_tooltip content=’Do you want to increase student engagement? Do you want ideas on implementing differentiation in the classroom? Using a ‘song based’ curriculum is a terrific way to create a level playing field in the classroom, from your 8th grade violinist to the beginner percussionist. Learn the art of ‘song immersion’ and the tricks of the trade to change the culture of your classroom into one where all students are happy to sing, dance and play!’]Song immersion! Songs, games and fun in the 7-10 classroom[/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Discover and explore the variety of musical experiences that WAO can offer and support within a classroom environment including incursions, professional development for teachers, working with your school choir and so much more. Also includes mini singing workshop led by two of our leading artists!’]Learn with West Australian Opera[/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Join Michelle and Ash to explore the magic of creating a musical composition inspired by the story, Sing Me The Summer’ by Jane Godwin and Alison Lester.
Using the creative approach of Orff Schulwerk and the elements of movement, improvisation and instrumental composition, participants will be invited to transform this beautiful book into a wonderful musical arrangement, suitable for all primary aged students.’]Sing Me the Summer: Creating Beautiful Music from a Picture Book[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’Whether it is about length or weight or mass, fire up the muscles of your mind to adapt some of the classic Jaques-Dalcroze challenges of ‘measuring sound’ and showing results through physical actions. Basic skills of Time and Space are personalised by spontaneous responses. …and your recollection of being 10 or 11 years old!’]Dalcroze: Measure and Match the Movement of Music [/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’Bring your instrument!

In this session we will work together looking at the role of the conductor with young bands and ensembles, repertoire selection, rehearsal goals, basic beat patterns & starting & stopping the ensemble. We will talk about instrumentation, sound, balance and blend.

There will be plenty of time for Q & A and practical work if we have a viable ensemble.’]Conducting Primary Bands and Ensembles[/simple_tooltip]

Please bring an instrument.
3.10-3.30pm Afternoon Tea
3.30-4.00pm [simple_tooltip content=’Kaboom Percussion is made up of Catherine Betts and Joshua Webster. Both freelance percussionists based in Perth, Western Australia, they have a wide range of musical experience between them, and have been working together for the past 15 years. They both work as performers, instrumental teachers, ensemble directors, and composers, and they play a mean cup! They have been playing as Kaboom since 2014, and have performed to more than 70,000 students across Australia and New Zealand. Their fun percussion videos have had more than 70 million views and their YouTube channel has more than 270,000 subscribers! They have toured all around Australia and New Zealand, and have worked with music teachers and students in America, Hong Kong, Italy and Azerbaijan. Catherine and Joshua both have Masters degrees in percussion from the University of Western Australia and the WA Academy of Performing Arts respectively, and both play regularly with the WA Philharmonic and the Perth Symphony Orchestra. When they are not percussing, Cat is cross stitching up a storm, and Josh is practising card tricks and building dioramas.’]Plenary Session: Kaboom Percussion[/simple_tooltip]
4.00pm Close (Join us for drinks at the Inglewood!)