Electronic Resource

ABC Keys to Music podcasts

February 15, 2011

ABC Keys to Music – listen to a 4-part series of audio podcasts from May 2009. Richard Gill and Graham Abbott discuss the importance of quality school Music Education for all Australian children.

(Scroll down the webpage to the heading “Music Education Series”)


Aus Journal Mus Ed

March 10, 2013

The Australian Journal of Music Education 2012 No. 2 has been released as an e-issue.

The issue covers a diverse range of areas of research including:

Where is music?: A philosophical approach inspired by Steve Dillon

– Georgina Barton and Kay Hartwig

Sharing ownership in multicultural music: A hands-on approach in teacher education in South Africa

– Dawn Joseph

“It all begins with the beat of a drum”: Early Australian encounters with Orff Schulwerk

– Wei Cosaitis and Jane Southcott

Root Tone: A holistic approach to tone pedagogy of western classical flute

– Arya BastaniNezhad

The provision of classroom music programs to regional Victorian primary schools

– Jennifer Heinrich

What Would Peggy Do? 14th Annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address 2012

– Michael Kieran Harvey

The bands culture in Victoria, Australia: Live music benefits career paths, employment and community

– Amanda Watson, David Forrest

City Beats: A creative community partnership initiative at ArtPlay

– Neryl Jeanneret, Robert Brown

The art of pianism meets science, sustainable performance: Use of arm weight

– Barbara James

If you would like to receive a copy of this e-journal or you have any comments on ASME publications

please send a message to publications@asme.edu.au

If you would like to contribute an article to the Australian Journal of Music Education,

the guidelines for submission are available on www.asme.edu.au/publications


Blog – Mrs Brown’s Music Class

January 17, 2011

Mrs Brown’s Music Class – a blog for a Primary Music class, along with teacher notes of successful lessons.


Finale NotePad

February 4, 2010

Go to resource: Finale NotePad is a downloadable program that introduces teachers and students to music notation software and is recommended for composition students. Read more…


Integrating Music with curriculum (Phil Tulga)

January 7, 2011

Go to resource: Phil Tulga presents a list of interactive activities and lesson plans which combine Music with Science, Language and Maths.


InvolveMeMusic blog

January 10, 2011

InvolveMeMusic – a blog to assist Music teachers


Jam Trax

February 4, 2010

Go to resource: Jam Trax, created by Sony, is a software program for children that enables music creation of contemporary songs, including rock, pop, and hip hop styles. Read more…


Music Express

February 4, 2010

Go to resource: Music Express: lesson plans, recordings, activities, photocopiables and videoclips, is compiled by Patricia Scott, Sheena Roberts, Maureen Hanke, Sue Nicholls, Alison Dexter, Helen MacGregor, and Emily Haward, and published by Blake Education, NSW, 2005. Read more…


Music: Count Us In – wikispace

June 14, 2011

This year’s wiki site for ‘Music Count Us In’ is up and running. So far there are lyrics, scores, mp3’s, a sing-along movie and  a karaoke movie. Keep looking because more resources will be added over the next weeks. Just follow this free link:


Hope you enjoy it, Sally


NING for Music Educators (Australian)

April 25, 2011

http://australianmusiceducators.ning.com/ is an Australian discussion forum for music educators.  It was set up with the intent of discussing ideas on classroom band programs, but it really is a forum for discussion on any aspect of Australian music teaching from P-12.  At present there is a small group of members, but I am hoping to build it up and draw on a wide range of professional knowledge and experience.

This group is completely FREE (in a monetary sense, not a moral or metaphysical sense).

Please come along and check it out.  The page is run as a ning, which is basically a social network with a particular focus.  It is great for online discussion, linking of video and photo and has facility for you to blog.  All you need to do is create an account.


Paul Kelly app

April 16, 2012

HOW TO MAKE GRAVY is an app (costing about $15) which features background material to Paul Kelly’s music, as well as lyrics. The app links to any / all Paul Kelly songs already in your iTunes folder.

A great teaching resource for Australian contemporary music & song-writing.


PLEASE play this to every class at school

June 28, 2012


The Goulburn Conservatorium has commissioned an electronic book and piano music to encourage students to learn piano, enjoy music, and compose. This link is free. ENJOY it with your students! Afterwards, ask them for their personal responses.


Sing Along Midis and Lyrics from children’s movies

February 9, 2010

Go to resource: Sing Along Midis and Lyrics is a site hosted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Services (USA) and features songs from well-known children’s movies. Read more…


Tax Pack help for musicians

August 18, 2011

LINK HERE for more information

The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) and MusicNSW have developed  a detailed tax checklist for musicians. It includes advice on how to set up a business, registering for GST, and what artists can claim when preparing their tax returns.


Teacher Blog – Miss Lyons Music Room

January 2, 2011

Go to resource: Miss Lyons Music Room is a Victorian Primary Music teacher’s blog, for communicating with the school community and setting fun tasks which encourage instrumental practice at home.


TES connect – free teaching resources

January 10, 2011

Go to resource: TES Connect collates free teacher-created resources from UK. This link is for Secondary Music resources and links. You will need to sign up to view resources – signing up is free and simple.


The Arts on CD-ROM

February 2, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts on CD-ROM, published by the Department for Education, Training and Employment, SA, 1997, gives work samples to guide with assessment of students studying arts. Read more…


Twitter – Music teachers

January 17, 2011

Twitter – a list of recommended Music Educators to “follow” on Twitter


Using Music in the Classroom – Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

February 9, 2010

Go to resource: Using Music in the Classroom, an article published on the site “Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age” gives resources and hints on incorporating songs with other subjects such as Maths. Read more…


Yiruma – free piano sheet music

March 21, 2012


Yiruma is a young, South Korean pianist and composer. His music can be seen on YouTube. His sheet music is free to download from the above website. The music features repetition with subtle changes, syncopations and register changes.