Welcome to DS Music

Home of the ONLY Secondary Music Education Resources you need!

In these very unsettling times, my overwhelming concern is for students completing their final year of subjects and/or school. The world has suddenly turned upside down for everyone, yet you are still in the middle of what must feel like a movie set, trying to complete your final year of secondary school.
This is to reassure you that I have your backs! If there is anything at all I can do to help ease your way through the labyrinth that is VCE Music Performance - Music Language or whatever it is that your state/country call the music language part of your senior music curriculum then please let me know and I will do my best to help! Click here to see the latest eNews about how DSMusic is helping so far.

Stay safe, stay in touch and keep making beautiful music!

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  • 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 Introductory 10 Weeks of Solfa and VMPC (VCE Musicianship Preparation Course). 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.


What Term Two, 2020 Taught Us

As we enter a well-deserved break, we take this opportunity to reflect on what the last few months has looked like for music education. What have we learned? What new skills have we honed? And above all, what has this experience shown us about what making wonderful music really means?

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Free Student Membership Trial

Kodály Australia is currently offering FREE MEMBERSHIP to all students BUT this amazing offer currently stands to end on the 30 September 2020. Please share this information with any part-time or full-time students studying at an an undergraduate or postgraduate teaching course (DOES NOT have to be music major) or music course at an Australia University.

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Introducing Brodie's Song

Presenting a brand new teaching song from Deb in honour of her beloved office dog Brodie. Suitable for Years 5 and up, Deb wrote this song for teaching (presenting) semiquavers but it's also great for 2 metre and so.

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How to Register your DSMusic Products

Have you created an account on the DS Music website and want to register a book or access your digital products? Excellent! Now presenting a brand new video walkthrough on how to do this! Click read more to watch the walkthrough or read the steps below.

1. Log into your account on the DSMusic website: https://dsmusic.com.au/
2. Click on MY BOOKS / ACCOUNT in the top right corner
3. Add your access code (from the inside cover page of your book or under the scratch panel on your eBook Purchase Card) into the "enter access code" field and click submit
4. Your book will now appear below with its book number (access code), title and links to resources and PDF download

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"Thank you so much for your support getting set up and using the complete Musicianship and Aural Training textbooks. The texts are the complete package that fully integrate all of the music language skills required at our school. Not only are the books a significant wealth of knowledge, the online material is used regularly to support differentiation within my classroom."

Dean Gourley, Music Director, Albert Park College

"Just a quick note to say congratulations on the new Level 3 textbooks. I think are simply fantastic. The interactive PDF is a godsend! No more messing around with CD players and less finding additional resources to support students. I can bring one device (my laptop) to class and everything is there. It also makes setting homework for students a lot easier."