The National Music Teacher Mentoring Program aims to improve the quality of music education in classrooms around Australia. The program pairs experienced music educators with generalist classroom teachers in order to build skills and confidence in teaching music.
With continued support from the Australian Government and the private sector, the program continues to be successfully rolled out across Australia.
The late Richard Gill AO was passionate about installing comprehensive musical education programs into every school in Australia. He believed that teaching music reaps countless benefits.
“[Music] requires the most intensive concentration...to get music, you really have to listen, and when children listen with direction and concentration, their focus goes up spectacularly… the evidence points to the fact that a structured program of music education has benefits in all learning."