Welcome to Music and the Teacher  BLOG for teachers, students and parents! Here you can read a range of articles about music, music teaching, and music performance.

A Musical Missionary: The Life and Music of Dulcie Holland

This long overdue book about one of Australia’s most prominent female composers will have broad appeal for anyone interested in Australian music.

Vale Sonny Chua

Last week we heard the very sad news that we have suddenly lost another highly regarded pianist, composer and music educator. Most of you will have heard of Sonny and piano teachers everywhere have used his innovative unique compositions with their students.

Tribute to Jovanni-Rey De Pedro

The Measure of a Man: a tribute to Jovanni-Rey De Pedro by Wendy Edwards Beardall-Norton with introduction by Josie Thomas, President, VMTA.

Mandatory Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse or Physical Injury Policy and Procedures – Victoria 

Our profession means we are well placed to observe signs or indicators of abuse or neglect. Awareness and compliance with Child Safety & Mandatory Reporting programs are crucial no matter whether you teach within a school or operate from a home studio. This policy provides information regarding the inception of these Child Safety Standards and the commission that catalysed them. While only VIT registered teachers are classified as mandatory reporters, all educators have a professional obligation to be aware of these policies and standards. 

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.

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Victorian Music Teachers' Association1 week ago
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of VMTA member Sonny Chua. Celebrated composer, musician and educator. Our hearts and thoughts go out to Sonny's family at this sad time. Vale Sonny Chua 2/11/67 - 9/9/20.
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Victorian Music Teachers' Association1 week ago
This video is a great way to chat about performance confidence with your students.
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The science of stage fright (and how to overcome it) - Mikael Cho
Heart racing, palms sweating, labored breathing? No, you’re not having a heart attack -- it’s stage fright! If speaking in public makes you feel like you're fighting for your life, you're not alone. But the better you understand your body's reaction, the more likely you are to overcome it. Mikae...
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Victorian Music Teachers' Association1 week ago
Please support Cellolujah from VCASS, the only Victorian group into the Finals of the Strike A Chord Chamber Music Competition to be held this Saturday at 2pm.

They will be performing an original work for cello quartet by fellow VCASS composer and friend, Miro Lauritz.

There is an audience prize, so grab your ticket and get behind them to boost the collective mood after a difficult lockdown for all Victorian music students and their teachers.

Tickets are FREE via Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
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