Events

Workshops

Throughout the year, we run a number of workshops for teachers and students. Deborah can also visit your school to give a workshop directly tailored to the needs of your teachers and students.

Individual Professional Learning

Deb offers individual professional learning for secondary school classroom music teachers, and will happily give you a call to organise a chat or visit to help you get the most out of DSMusic resources.

Online Courses

We run several online courses for music teachers and their students.

Contact Deb for more information about the VMPC - VCE Musicianship Preparation Course - for all VCE Music Performance students and their teachers or the 10 Weeks of Solfa course - an introduction to solfa, rhythm names and the other music education tools used to become truly musically literate.

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2019 Secondary Classroom Music Teacher Workshop

Everything you need to teach a comprehensive and engaging classroom music program with ease and confidence

Suitable for all secondary classroom music teachers and pre-service teachers

Sunday 21 July 2019
9.30am - 1.30pm (registration from 9.00am)
Trinity Grammar School, Arnold Hall, Charles Street, Kew, Vic, 3101

Cost: Early Bird Special $70 per teacher, $50 for pre-service teachers. Payment must be made by June 28, 2019. After this date the price is $90 per attendee. No refunds apply after June 28, 2019. Cost includes morning tea and comprehensive notes.

SPECIAL OFFER! 50% off all teacher resources for workshop attendees

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Deborah Smith, educator, musician and author of the highly successful Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School text book series and online resources, presents an interactive workshop on how to teach a comprehensive, sequential and developmental classroom music program for Years 7-12.

At this workshop you will learn:

  • How to plan a music curriculum for your class, year level or whole school
  • The components of a comprehensive music program
  • How to teach a scaffolded, developmental program that builds on learning over time
  • Strategies and approaches for developing musicianship & aural training
  • Lesson plans, practice activities and games to teach the language of music
  • Use of digital resources including videos, audio files and interactive text books
  • An introduction to the extensive range of DS Music resources and how to use them
  • Meets requirements for Victorian Curriculum 7-10 and VCE Music Performance

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2019 VCE Music Performance Workshop
Outcome 3 - Music Language:  Aural & Written Exam Preparation

Revision of requirements and strategies for exam success
Suitable for students studying VCE Music Performance & their teachers

Sunday 25 August 2019
9.30am - 3.00pm (registration from 9.00am)
Trinity Grammar School, Arnold Hall, Charles Street, Kew, Vic, 3101

Cost: Early Bird Special $95 per student. Payment must be made by August 9, 2019. After this date the price is $115 per student. Teachers accompanying a class attend for free otherwise the student rate applies. No refunds apply after August 9, 2019. Cost includes morning tea and comprehensive notes. Participants should provide their own lunch.

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Deborah Smith, author of the highly successful Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School text book series and resources will provide an overview of the requirements for the VCE Unit 4 written examination including exam strategies for success.

At this workshop you will learn:

Analysis

  • Vocabulary for analysing the elements of music
  • Interpretation and its effect on the expressive outcome
  • Comparison of interpretation questions and techniques
  • Listening strategies

Aural & Theory

  • Key knowledge & skills for every question type
  • Developing a personal approach
  • How to really listen and what to listen for

 Exam Strategies for Success

  • Terms & Requirements
  • Understanding the question
  • The answering process
  • Practice questions
  • Future practice ideas

Click here to download workshop flyer