MUSIC TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION OF NSW

BIENNIAL CONFERENCE FOR STUDIO MUSIC TEACHERS

INSPIRE2021

22 & 23 JANUARY 2021 | 9AM - 4PM

ZENITH THEATRE CHATSWOOD | SYDNEY NSW

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Engage in creative and diverse workshops, inspiring fireside talks, demonstrations, marketplace stalls, performances and interactive discussions that will impact your studio teaching. 

Give 2020 the send off it deserves and welcome in a brave new year. Inspire your teaching. Connect with new friends. Design your network.

A two-day conference for studio music teachers to engage with an incredible line-up of Australian presenters in areas of music pedagogy, business, history and well-being.

 

Never has there been a time for greater need to share inspiration from each other.

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Based on this year's theme Inspire, 14 presenters from around the country will come together across two days to present on innovative learning and teaching strategies for the studio music teacher. 

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    GEORGE PALMER AM QC

    Keynote Speaker

    An inspiring Keynote from Australian composer and former Justice of the Supreme Court. Read on >>

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    DR JEANELL CARRIGAN AM

    Composing Against the Tide

    Associate Professor and Pianist tells all about her research into our Australian female pianist composers. Read on >>

  • MICHELLE LEONARD AM

    Moorambilla Magic

    Creating music from our experiences “on country”, Michelle explains why and how.

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    DR RITA CREWS OAM

    A Musical Missionary

    Musicologist and educator outlines the research on the life and works of Dulcie Holland. Read on >>

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    DAPHNE PROIETTO OAM

    Tears of Life

    Educator, music therapist and teacher presents two seminars on autism and strategies for learning. Read on >>

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    DEBRA BATLEY

    Hitting the Right Note

    Ignite the fire and unlock the power of musical literacy. Read on >>

  • PAUL MYATT

    Whole Body Learning

    A guided approach learning music using the whole body informed by the latest research. Read on >>

  • DR JENNIFER MACRITCHIE

    Active Minds Music Ensemble

    MARCS Institute research fellow presents on motor skill development in instrumental playing. Read on >>

  • RACHELLE SCHMIDT-ADNUM

    The Theatre of Music

    Soprano and arts entrepreneur leads relevant discussion on the theatre of our music business. Read on >>

  • NICK PETERSON

    The Concepts of Music

    Author and composer shares tools for all things in musical literacy in two seminars. Read on >>

  • Julie spithill

    Jazzin' it Up

    It's easier than you think! Learn the skills and musical language for getting jazzy! Read on >>

  • JO BURROWS

    A Mix and Match Curriculum

    Teacher and composer shares a curriculum that uses the ear, the eye and the familiar. Read on >>

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barry walmsley

Conference Director, Master of Ceremonies, MTA NSW President

"I look forward to welcoming you to our conference in my second year leading the organisation. I am excited for our new state-of-the-art venue, for the diversity in presenters and for connecting with each of you. Our profession has been met with many challenges this last year and this conference will be an opportunity for us all to share with one another and learn the way forward."

 

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22nd

FRIDAY

9am-11:30am
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12pm-2:30pm
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2pm-4:30pm
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5pm-6:30pm
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23rd

SATURDAY

9am-11:30am
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12pm-2:30pm
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2pm-4:30pm
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5pm-6:30pm
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Venue

The Zenith Theatre 250 seat state-of-the-art theatre with conference facilities, nestled amongst Sydney city's north in Chatswood. The theatre has mobility access, offers undercover parking and is very accessible by public transport. It provides comfortable seating, breakout rooms for trade sales and casual spaces to share in lunch and morning/afternoon tea. Conveniently located for the local, regional or instate visitor, The Zenith is surrounded by popular shopping districts, cafe's and accommodation options.

 

COVID-19 CARE

INSPIRE2021 is operated and organied by the Music Teachers' Association of NSW, registered as a CovidSafe organisation with the Australian Government. These means we have plans in place within our organisation to ensure our practices keep our members, staff and visitors safe.

MTA NSW are working in conjunction with Willoughby Council and the Zenith Theatre teams to ensure that the conference is compliant, safe and enjoyable for all attending. All updates will be communicated here and directly with attendees who have booked.

 

bursaries

Benevolent Bursaries are available to teachers who live in rural areas or who may be not otherwise be in a financial position to attend the conference. These bursaries are sponsored by the Benevolent Fund.

*Please do not purchase tickets before applying

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