Course Description

This exciting new course is designed to help the middle school music teacher find strategies and best practice in teaching and assessing ‘The Art of Performance’.

The course looks at research on how students learn and how you can manage successfully differentiated teaching programs to meet the specific needs of students across the full range of musical ability.

We examine simple solutions, using the technology and equipment you already have in the classroom, to create an inspirational teaching and learning environment.

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High school non-elective music teachers, casual music teachers, head teacher CAPA and any teacher involved in their school music program.

Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn:  Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn 

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities:  Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

Via Zoom

This course will run via Zoom. You will be sent the details of how to join this PD the day before the course runs.

$349+ GST - Individual Enrolment

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This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.



David Reidy

David Reidy

David Reidy has been playing music professionally since the age of 12 and has toured the world, conducting music seminars in over 45 nations. David has taught across the K-12 spectrum, including some time as a Head Teacher CAPA. As well as his time in schools, David has written courses and lectured for Hillsong International Leadership College.

More recently, David has advised NSW DET on the use of technology in the Music classroom and has been heavily involved in seeing many young musicians reach success in the music industry across the globe. In 2015, students whom David had mentored and taught were selected as featured artist in the Schools Spectacular and remained as featured artist till they graduated in Year 12.

David has performed on stage in both large and small venues from 50,000 to 5 people, bringing the same energy and principles he teaches to his own performances. This is an outstanding opportunity to hear and learn from a teacher and performer with over 50 years in education.