Explore the simplicity and joy of music-making with percussion using your body, instruments and found sound sources. Join us and experience the excitement of percussion as you engage your senses and explore musical elements in this creative and fun workshop.

At this workshop you will:

  • clap, stomp and play your way through a series of accessible and interactive activities
  • explore beat, rhythm and other musical elements
  • scaffold activities from simple to more complex
  • discover accessible percussion activities to improve concentration, coordination, listening and group work

Who should attend:

These events are designed for both generalist classroom teachers and music specialists.

While our resources and PD are primarily aimed at Primary School teachers, all are welcome, including:

  • secondary teachers
  • early childhood teachers
  • LOTE and SSP teachers
  • home-schooling parents
  • pre-service university education students
  • others from an educational context with an interest in music education for primary school students
"Musica Viva PD has given me so many ideas to refresh my teaching & create new learning experiences for my students."
— Deb Smith, Groves Christian College


Presenter Information

7 Sep 2022

Greg Sheehan

19 Oct 2022

Cameron Gregory

For more than 30 years Cameron has performed, composed and arranged music professionally. His versatility on all things drums and percussion has seen him tour Australia and the world with many local and overseas artists in a huge range of styles and genres of music. As an artist in residence and performer for the Musica Viva In Schools program and the NSW Department of Education, Cameron has built an immense knowledge of how to facilitate workshops for students of wide age ranges and abilities.



Performance Details

Dates & Times

7 September   North Coast, NSW 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
19 October   Orange, NSW 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


In Person $30

Professional Development

Accreditation & Standards

Completing this Musica Viva workshop will contribute to 2 hours of Accredited PD addressing 3.3.2 and 3.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. 

3.3.2 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.

3.5.2 Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement.

Every attendee will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation.

AITSL standards: Copyright Education Services Australia, 2011.

Event notes

Venue Information

7 September
Crescent Head Public School
44 Pacific Street
Crescent Head, New South Wales

19 October
Orange Regional Conservatorium
73A Hill Street
Orange, New South Wales