Music Teachers

Music Teachers Learn about Sound Infusion

Music teachers have had a difficult time during lockdown, with restrictions on singing and the use of wind instruments, not to mention the challenge of teaching this very practical subject remotely. It has thus been surprising that a number of them have made some time to learn about how to use Sound Infusion in a blended learning approach that combines …

Ethnomusicology

Ethnomusicology in the classroom and beyond

Music is a universal language. It is at the heart of many cultures worldwide. Engaging with musical styles from around the world and listening to the different voices, rhythms and instrument combinations immerse students in a world outside their own and allows imaginations to run wild. Ethnomusicology is the study of non-western music and musical traditions. Engaging with it has …

How Can We Celebrate the Indigenous Music of Australia?

Music, in all its forms, is the most ancient of arts within all cultures. Whenever communities gather for special events, rituals, and spiritual observations, music is at the core. Australian Aborigines have had a continuous culture of over 50,000 years. Whether singing, clap sticks, didgeridoo, gum leaf, or bullroarer, indigenous music has developed in unique ways throughout the continent. Migration …

Our First Peoples have mapped the land through Songlines, which provide navigation, mythology, and information about sacred and significant areas of the landscape.

Geography and Music!

Hearing Geography, Music Makes Connection How have our First Peoples understood their landscape? For millennia they have sustainable practices to keep the landscape maintained at its optimum level. Fire, for example, has been used in various ways to keep the landscape healthy, regenerate the flora, and ensure the fauna have habitats that enhance their continued survival. Our First Peoples have …