Roberta, a talented girl living in 16th century Italy, dreams of becoming an apprentice to the greatest inventor of all, Leonardo da Vinci. Along the way, she meets a trio of musicians equipped with the weird and wonderful instruments of their time. With jazz-infused music by Australian composer Sally Greenaway and script by writers Catherine Prosser and Paul Bissett, Da Vinci’s Apprentice encourages students to hear the music in the world around them, and inspires them to make their dreams a reality.

ALEX SIEGERS / RACHEL MARIE PINES ACTRESS, VOCALS
JENNY ERIKSSON VIOLA DA GAMBA
SHAUN NG THEORBO
JACK COLLINSON / MATT MANCHESTER CORNETTO

 

Suitability
Our program is suitable for students up to Year 8.

Links to other learning
Drama, Visual Arts, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Technologies, English

Key general capabilities
Literacy, ICT competence, critical and creative thinking

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Developing Da Vinci's Apprentice

Da Vinci's Apprentice

ALEX SIEGERS / RACHEL MARIE PINES ACTRESS, VOCALS
JENNY ERIKSSON VIOLA DA GAMBA
SHAUN NG THEORBO
JACK COLLINSON / MATT MANCHESTER CORNETTO

"The program covered so many areas of the arts and sciences, and having Leonardo Da Vinci as the focus was extremely engaging."
— Susan Ferreira, Sacred Heart Primary School

Performance Details

Live In School Tour Dates

Greater Western Sydney NSW
2021 - Term 3 (31 Aug, 1 & 7 Sep)
Sydney North & Central Coast NSW
2021 - Term 4 (6, 27 & 28 Oct, 2, 4, 5, 9 & 12 Nov)
Perth WA
2021 - Term 4 (13 - 22 Oct)
Brisbane, Logan & Gold Coast QLD
2022 - Term 2 (23 – 27 May)
Adelaide SA
2022 - Term 2 (30 May – 3 Jun)
Sydney East & City NSW
2022 - Term 4 (25 & 27 Oct and 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 Nov)

Live Online Tour Dates

2022 - Term 4 (17 – 21 Oct)

Pricing

Full price $9.50 - per student (min. 150 students per concert)
MVIS Online $7.50 - per student

Professional Development

By booking a 2022 program, you have access to a free Professional Development Webinar exploring your chosen ensemble and the teaching and learning resources.

Find out more here.

Resources

Musica Viva In Schools includes online teaching and learning resources that guide you through the program you’ve booked and enhance students’ concert experience.

Teaching resources contain:

  • Interactive activities
  • Multimedia content, compatible with Interactive Whiteboard
  • Music and creative arts curriculum-specific content
  • Cross-curriculum links aligned with state and national curricula

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Financial Assistance

We provide financial assistance to help schools access our programs - find out more here.