‘Just as important as English or maths’: how mentoring is bringing music alive for primary school students

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The National Music Teacher Mentoring Program

The National Music Teacher Mentoring Program was established by Richard Gill in 2015 and implemented through the Australian Youth Orchestra.

The mentoring program uses a simple formula: experienced music specialist teachers (the mentors) are paired with generalist early childhood teachers in primary schools which don’t have music programs to develop music programs collaboratively.

First, the mentors assess the teachers’ music experience and skills, student needs and local resources. Full story.

Margaret S. Barrett and Katie Zhukov (The Conversation) / April 10, 2022

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