Storytelling Through Music

Music is a wonderful medium through which stories can be created and told.

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.

Music is a wonderful medium through which stories can be created and told. In this interactive workshop we explore creative strategies and activities for storytelling in the classroom through a rich variety of musical experiences. No prior music experience necessary.

At this workshop you will:

  • Explore listening and playing activities to bring storytelling to life
  • Engage in creative and practical ideas involving singing, playing and moving to engage and extend students in their learning
  • Use simple composition and notation activities to tell stories
  • Discover opportunities to integrate literacy, drama and other learning areas alongside the musical learning
"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

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

28 August   Port Melbourne, VIC 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


In Person Free, registration essential

Event notes

Venue Information

Port Melbourne Primary School
415 Graham St,


Registration is required. Refreshments provided.