Singing in the Classroom

Singing in the Classroom

Our Professional Development workshops give you the confidence and tools to deliver music lessons in the classroom. Covering basic elements from the F-10 music curriculum, you will develop skills, ideas, and activities for immediate use. All events are designed for both generalist classroom teachers and music specialists.

Why sing? Apart from being great fun, it connects us to others, and the voice is the most accessible and fundamental of all instruments! Join us for an interactive session of singing and music-making for the primary classroom.  

At this workshop you will:

  • Explore different songs and repertoire for classroom use
  • Learn a variety of warm up and song teaching ideas and techniques 
  • Look at strategies to create a simple arrangement for a song 
  • Scaffold the activities above from simple to more complex 

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:

  • Early childhood teachers
  • Primary school teachers
  • Secondary teachers
  • Pre-service teachers
  • School leaders 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
Melanie McLoughlin

With a Master of Music (Performance), a Masters of Education and a Master of Arts Administration Melanie is an experienced musician, classroom teacher and arts manager. Melanie is the Professional Development Manager at Musica Viva Australia, running workshops nationally for teachers in classroom music both face to face and online. Melanie is a Senior Brass Examiner for the AMEB and performs regularly with Opera Australia Orchestra. Recently she has written and presented a podcast for Kinderling Radio introducing pre-schoolers to orchestral music called Music Time with Mel-o-dee.  

Event and Ticketing Details

Dates & Times

14 May   Katherine East, NT 4.00PM - 6:00PM


In Person Registration essential

Event notes

Venue Information

Casuarina Street Primary School
Casuarina St


Registrations essential, afternoon tea from 3:45PM