Facilities and Equipment

Classroom Acoustics (USA)

March 4, 2010

Go to resource: Classroom Acoustics is an online booklet published by the Acoustical Society of America, and gives information on acoustical considerations in classroom design.

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Collarts – VCA PD program

March 13, 2011

Collarts PD Program for 2011

The Australian College of the Arts | Ausmusic College is pleased to announce its 2011 PD program commencing from Tuesday April 5th. Each of the PD Days are focused on providing hands-on opportunities for music teachers, especially teachers of VCE and VET.

Term 1

Tuesday April 5th 2011 Check 1, 2 – Live Sound
Term 2
Friday June 10th - Recording techniques
Friday Jun 17th - Songwriting and stagecraft

Term 3
Friday August 5th - Post production
Friday August 12th - Using technology in performance

Term 4
Friday December 9th - Education Partners 2012 Preview – see what’s new from Collarts in 2012

Check 1, 2 – Live Sound Workshop kicks off the 2011 PD program

Join our Collarts education team and two industry experts – production manager and front-of-house audio engineer Glenn Helmot (John Farnham, James Morrison, Deborah Conway etc) along with leading session guitarist Simon Patterson (Hey, Hey Band, Lou Rawls, Kate Ceberano, Bonnie Raitt, James Morrison etc) to get the knowledge, tricks and tips on how to create and produce a great performance. With a combined 50 years of industry experience Glenn and Simon can show you how to get the best out of your production gear – whether in front of, or behind the microphone.

Teachers will leave with:

  • Knowledge, tips and tricks on how to maximise your schools music production equipment to create a a great sound
  • Tools and activities to develop your performance and production students skills and get them working together
  • Performance tips on getting your sound off stage and to the audience

Being part of the Collarts PD program for 2011 is simple:

To register visit http://www.collarts.edu.au/education-partners/professional-development

or email info@collarts.edu.au

or call 03 9281 8898

Bookings are essential.

Cost: $99 for teachers (no charge for Collarts Education partner schools) – lunch is included

The Collarts PD Day program takes place at Collarts, 55 Brady Street, South Melbourne commencing at 10am and finishing at 3pm.

Monique Boggia
Education Manager
Australian College of the Arts | Ausmusic College
55 Brady St., South Melbourne
Email mboggia@collarts.edu.au
Ph +613 9281 8898


Instrumental Music Service Handbook (SA)

March 4, 2010

Go to resource: The Instrument Music Service Handbook (SA) provides information about the IMS program in South Australia, including information about instrumental hire and the implementation of instrumental tuition in schools.

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Jam Hub (Intelliware)

September 21, 2010

Go to resource: Jam Hub by Intelliware is for electronic instruments, and is useful for rock band rehearsing in the classroom. Read more…


Middle School: practical music-making with digital assistance

May 20, 2011


SoundHouse is an Australian resource-writer, student workshop and Professional Development provider, specialising in multi-media.

The above link will give you more information about on-line resources to help teach classroom guitar, percussion/drum, keyboard and practical theory ($199 per year) or email    info@soundhouse.org.au


Music Education Spaces in Schools (USA)

March 4, 2010

Go to resource: Music Education Spaces in Schools (USA) is a list of links provided by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.

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MusTech (USA)

February 21, 2010

Go to resource: MusTech (USA) is a music education website that specifically focuses on music technology. It was established in 2006 by Professor Joseph Pisano.

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School of Instrumental Music (WA)

February 2, 2010

Go to resource: The School of Instrumental Music (WA) offers instrumental music education to over 400 primary and secondary government schools in Western Australia, and is under the Department of Education, WA. Read more…