Children are naturally playful and creative. In fact, they express themselves musically from birth, starting with their very first sound – their voice. Play is children’s work; it’s how they learn about the world. New ideas are tested out and thoughts and experiences are formed through a process of trial and error.
The new Music Industry Insight activities feature the work of some of Australia’s finest musicians and industry experts, including Gotye, Gossling, Clare Bowditch, Henry Wagons and Bluejuice. These activities provide a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the music industry. You can use them to help students find their musical niche and share it with the world. While these resources are secondary-focussed, … Read more
“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day” – Unknown Below are five ideas for using the classroom-ready resources freely available on ARTS:LIVE to engage your students in this important topic. 1. Explore samba-style rhythms with junk percussion Target age group: Years 5–6 Art form(s): Music, Visual Arts Available: 16 × 45 minute lessons Samba … Read more
The 2017 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship is now open for students between ages 13-22 to enter. For this design challenge, students are given a real-world brief for which you will create material using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and/or Illustrator. The Song Room is proud to be the 2017 charity partner for this amazing competition. … Read more
Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and The Song Room have partnered to create an ARTS:LIVE resource focusing on site-specific theatre. Our new Plan a Performance course features the Site-Specific Work activity, rich in contemporary contexts but inspiring students to delve deep into history. Members of ATYP took to Sydney’s docks to demonstrate what makes a … Read more