Welcome to DS Music

Home of the ONLY Secondary Music Education Resources you need!

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Why choose DSMusic?

  • All the planning & preparation is done for you!
  • Comprehensive music education resources for Years 7-12
  • Student & teacher books, eBooks, online resources
  • 100s of engaging activities, lesson plans, videos, CDs/mp3 (audio) files
  • Sequential, developmental music literacy program from beginner to Year 12 and above
  • Teacher support and professional development
  • Suitable for all music programs and class types
  • Based on Kodály pedagogy – fully adapted for the Australian secondary music classroom
  • Extremely affordable – booklist for your classes!

Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School is a uniquely comprehensive set of music education resources for teaching music literacy, musicianship, theory and aural skills for Years 7 to 12. Using many of the great tools and concepts from a Kodály music education program plus other teaching and learning techniques developed over years in secondary music classrooms around Australia, Deb has created a system of music education suitable for any secondary music classroom regardless of teacher and student background, prior music education (if any) and socioeconomic situation.

Our resources are designed to teach your students the music language and literacy in a rich, sequential, developmental and engaging way, using music education tools such as movable do solfa, rhythm (time) names and many other innovative techniques.

We’ve taken the stress out of planning, with all the work done for you.

With 100s of activities, games, worksheets, lesson plans, assessment tasks and audio files, you can concentrate on delivering your program and engaging your students in the language of music while knowing that you are teaching a fully sequential, skills based music education program.

Suitable and adaptable for all class types and abilities

The student and teacher books are easy to use, can be adapted to any classroom music program, and include material suitable for all class types and abilities. In addition to the workbooks, students have access to online listening activities, videos and practice exams.

Our free resources and online courses provide a rich source of flexible learning opportunities

We also offer a huge range of FREE resources along with online courses such as our Music Language Online Courses — Musicianship Module and Analysis Module. Year 11 and 12/VCE students, and their teachers, can complete these courses in their own time or within their class program.

We’re here to support you and your students

We provide teachers with ongoing support and advice in using the books and we offer school visits, music teacher professional development and workshops for music students and teachers.


Launching the Music Teacher's Digital Library!

The Music Teacher’s Digital Library (or MTDL) is an ever-evolving and expanding digital resource collection full of music resources & lesson planning hub – it’s everything you need. Explore now - ready made literacy lives here!

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Using Flashcards in Your Music Classroom

Get some great flashcard tips & strategies via this new blog article!

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DSMusic Top 10 list of videos to tackle tonality. 

We use scales and key signatures everywhere in music - visually when sightreading, aurally recognising them and memorising to play (and write) them in music exams, to name a few, but how can we practice and really know our scales?

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VCE Music Curated SAC

Work with DSMusic to have us create your own Unit 3 SAC for VCE Music Repertoire Performance and/or VCE Music Contemporary Performance!

You get to choose and present which questions you want to use, or adapt existing material to build a bespoke version for your class that no one else can access!

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VCE Music Unit 4 Practice Exams & Unit 3 SACs!

Looking for something ready-made you can use immediately?

These REPERTOIRE & CONTEMPORARY Unit 3 Sample SACs & Unit 4 Practice Exams come with a fully interactive Teacher Paper (audio embedded and answers included) and a Student Paper (three for the Unit 3 SAC) ready to print off and get assessing. Get yours now by clicking 'read more' below!

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Unit 1 & 2 Practice Assessment Tasks

Available now! These resources come with a fully interactive Teacher Paper (audio embedded and answers included) and THREE Student Papers ready to print off and use immediately. Get yours now!

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