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Professional Development

Musica Viva In Schools are proud to support teachers in increasing their capacity to teach music in the classroom through a range of online and face-to-face professional development opportunities.

Online PD - included in the Musica Viva In Schools program

Prepare your students for the live performance experience and earn PD hours! Delivered when you book a performance at your school, online PD will guide you in using Musica Viva’s teaching resources in your classroom, and can be accessed by all the teachers at your school. Best of all, online PD can be accessed at a time and a place that suits you.


“As a non-music specialist, the online PD course has greatly improved my own understanding of how to teach music outcomes.”

Caitlin Dunn, non-specialist music teacher, St Joseph’s Primary

“The online professional development reminded me of the diversity of opportunities to compose and create in groups; this will enable me to cater to the diverse learning needs of students.”

Carolyn Brown, music specialist teacher, Ashdale Primary

Face-to-face PD

Face-to-face professional development is delivered by Musica Viva educators and musicians throughout the year and across Australia. Topics have previously included: music and maths in your classroom, composition made easy, and engaging students with special needs through music.

Earn professional development hours, network and share ideas with fellow teachers, and walk away armed with practical and engaging teaching and learning activities that can be easily implemented in your classroom.

Professional development events are provided FREE of charge and are suitable for general classroom teachers and music specialists.

Teachers are provided with a certificate of attendance and 2 hours of BOSTES accreditation hours for New South Wales forums.

RSVP is essential as places are limited.

Upcoming PD events

Select your state in the drop down menu below to find out more and register for PD events in your region.

2018 topics

• Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme in the Primary Classroom

• Music Matters: engaging students with diverse learning and access needs

• Storytelling through Music

• Music & Movement

• Music and the Natural Environment

• Music & Dance of the Torres Strait Islands (NSW & QLD only)