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Online Teaching for Instrumental Music Teachers: A Step-by-Step Guide

Fri 3 April from 11am-12:30pm (AEDT). Free webinar covering everything you need to know, step-by-step.

Responding to COVID-19

Suggested resources and information for teachers including how to deliver online lessons.

What to do with THAT CLASS: high needs

Music is such a universal medium and as educators, we want to make sure that everyone has access and the opportunity to have a go! Without even considering other factors (funding, time, equipment etc.) there are students who need a little more attention, scaffolding, resourcing and flexible planning.

VMTA End of Year Celebration: In Review

On Sunday 24 November VMTA members, new Forty Plus members, Board Directors, Management, Volunteers, Guest Speakers and partners gathered together at Limerick Arms Hotel, South Melbourne to celebrate the end of the year. 

Call and Response – First Steps to Improvisation 

Our lesson content often comes from what engages the student most: music they are interested in or excited to explore. This article is a great entry point for instrumental music teachers to support student creativity and unpack the basics of improvisation. 

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Victorian Music Teachers' Association39 minutes ago
Important Update - a media release from the Victorian State Government.

"Most Victorian students will be educated from home when Term 2 starts next week to ensure the physical distancing will help slow the spread of coronavirus, with free internet access and laptops for those students who need it most. These new arrangements will remain in place for the duration of Term 2 and will then be reviewed."

VMTA Members, a new eNotice Support Pack will be released shortly with further resources and information.
Victorian Music Teachers' Association
Victorian Music Teachers' Association4 hours ago
Last week VMTA ran a webinar on teaching instrumental music online, presented and hosted on our behalf by Katie Wardrobe from Midnight Music. The link below includes the video replay of the live webinar, presentation slides, export of live chat, PD certificate (to complete when you've watched the webinar) and lots of useful resources.
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Victorian Music Teachers' Association5 days ago
We at the VMTA agree with Malcolm! Staying connected has been all the more important recently. Tag away below and include any friends you made via your music experiences.

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