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National Music Teacher Mentoring Program kicks off in Melbourne

New Mentoring Program promises to enrich music education practice. Credit: pixabay: dankreider, via ABC
Graham Strahle
| April 13, 2015

Richard Gill’s new National Music Teacher Mentoring Program, developed in conjunction with the Australian Youth Orchestra, is being piloted this year in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia. Victoria’s Department of Education and Training has released details of the Melbourne program and has advised that teachers who are interested in taking part need to register their interest by April 20.

The Mentoring Program takes place on 6 and 7 May, and is intended to “enrich music education practice in primary schools by providing generalist classroom teachers with simple strategies and practices to engage students in quality music education”. Teachers “will gain new skills and become more confident in teaching classroom music”. The facilitators will be Rachel Kelly, Andrew O’Keeffe and Richard Gill himself.

More details about the program can be found here (access requires joining the Music Education NING). Registrations of interest should be directed to Elizabeth Pearce (Senior Project Officer), Department of Education and Training, on phone (03) 9637 3085 or email: [email protected]


  1. Greg Costello

    I’m interested in finding out more about the mentoring program.
    I have been a specialist music teacher in the NSW primary school system for many years and would like to investigate any opportunity to add my support

    1. Andy Sarkozy

      Hi Patricia,

      Absolutely – our program manager Clare Kenny will be in touch via email shortly.

      Andy Sarkozy – Marketing Manager

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