Music K – 6


This course is being presented by the Association of NSW Regional Conservatoriums in partnership with the NSW Teachers Federations - Centre for Professional Learning (CPL).




This course is designed for all teachers who wish to use music as an element of their classroom practice. It will also explore the NSW Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus, specifically strategies for achieving music outcomes in the classroom. Catering for early stage 1 through to stage 3, the course will investigate and explain in a simple and straight forward fashion the 5 musical concepts: duration, pitch, dynamics, structure and tone colour through performing, organising sound and listening. Participants will explore how singing, the use of musical instruments and technology can be utilised to support teaching and learning. Teachers will delve into practical methodologies as they learn how to integrate voice, instrument and movement. The integration of music into other subject areas will be explored.

Evaluation Comments:

  • A really great course. I have lots of fresh ideas for my classroom and am feeling even more confident about teaching the K-6 curriculum.
  • New musical knowledge gained, new resources received. Great practical activities.
  • Presenters very engaging and enthusiastic.
  • Good practical experiences of integrating music into other areas. The technology element was very eye opening.


Completing Music K-6 course before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 3.1.2, 3.4.2, 4.1.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Target Participants

Teachers K – 6 who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the NSW Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus, specifically the music component.


The course will begin by explaining, demonstrating and discussing the Musical Concepts as identified in the NSW K-6 Creative Arts Syllabus – Music, with reference to the 4 key aspects of Voice and Instruments (practice), Kodaly/Orff (methodologies) and Technology (tools).  The sessions will focus on accessible content related to the relevant syllabus outcomes, effective teaching techniques/programming and the use of quality resources. There will be a range of plenary, small group and workshop delivery modes.  The course will conclude with a guided panel discussion around practical integrated classroom activities to support achievement of the syllabus outcomes followed by a course evaluation.

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