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 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: 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:


  • 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