Schools and Children

Big Sing McLaren Vale is sponsoring MUSIC IN ME mentorships for teachers in the City of Onkaparinga region* so we can build children’s participation in singing.

* (see eligibility criteria)

Music in Me offers early years teachers personal, one on one, professional learning, in their own classrooms, from a highly experienced music educator over 12 sessions over two terms.

Since 2015 more than 440 schools nationwide have participated. Read more about the impact on teachers’ confidence to teach music here

The program works on a simple formula of pairing experienced music mentors with generalist teachers—first demonstrating, then gradually handing over the reins as the teacher becomes more confident over 12 sessions in the classroom, with 4 other sessions for planning and evaluation.

There are options to continue the program over several years and Big Sing would cover the costs for as long as you wish to participate. What separates this program from a lot of other professional learning is that the mentor works with you in your own classes over a long period of time with a program planned to suit to your specific goals and needs.

Music outcomes are aligned with, and complement, those in the Australian Curriculum F-10: The Arts Music and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Our intention is to build a body of children’s choirs with the capacity to join Big Sing McLaren Vale events in the future and to encourage a life-long love of choral singing to ensure Big Sing’s sustainability. Therefore this subsidy is available to schools within the City of Onkaparinga, although consideration will be given to others nearby.