Aleksandra Acker is lecturer at RMIT University in Music Education, Language and Literacy and Inclusive Education. She is a singer with a lifelong interaction with different music genres. Her ensemble 'Anja & Zlatna' explores different languages and is preparing their debut CD. Influenced by programmes of Reggio Emilia she wants to see music as an integral part of mainstream curriculum, treated as one of the languages of childhood. Internationally known as a researcher, Aleksandra is co-writing a book on young children and music with her long term research.