Free Expo Seminar on Music &
Performing Arts

EduTECH 2023 - Melbourne, 24-25 August

Terrapin, the organisers of EduTECH, have partnered with Music EDnet and the Victorian Music Teachers’ Association to bring a Music Precinct to EduTECH for the first time this year.

This new Free Expo Seminar on Music is designed for Music Teachers and school leaders to explore the new trends in music education, music technology and performing arts with a large emphasis on advocacy.

Topics will include neurological benefits of music education, advocacy support, strategies for creating inclusive music teaching space, student engagement and motivation, digital capabilities and opportunities within music education, DJing in the classroom and using Ableton.

LIVE production and streaming of presentations in the Music & Performing Arts precinct by Music EDnet TV


Music EDnet TV

LIVE stream of presentations from the Music & Performing Arts precinct


Music EDnet TV

LIVE stream of presentations from the Music & Performing Arts precinct


Thursday 24th August

Ethan Hein

Hip-Hop creativities in music education

Dr Ethan Hein, Adjunct Professor of Music Education, New York University

Kelly McConville

Creating a blended arts program

Kelly McConville, Executive Officer, Drama Victoria

James Humberstone

Creativity in music education

Dr James Humberstone, Senior Lecturer, Music Education, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Hanford Lam

The importance of professional development: Virtual learning opportunities for instrumental music teachers

Hanford Lam, Music Educator, Victorian Music Teachers’ Association

Greg Port

In Tune with Technology: Future-Focused Music Education with Ableton

Greg Port, Director of Learning Technologies, All Saints College

Keith Huxtable

Revolutionizing Music & Performing Arts Spaces: The Power of School ICT Networking Infrastructure

Keith Huxtable, Managing Director, Music Education Network

Margaret Arnold

Implementing a new VCE Music Study Design in 2023

Margaret Arnold, Curriculum Manager, Performing Arts - Music, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)


Reimagining music teaching and learning: Intersections with technology

Dr Dawn Joseph, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University Dr Brad Merrick, Senior Lecturer, Music and Arts education, The University of Melbourne

Sue Arney

Music in schools: How to get support for what you do

Sue Arney, Lecturer in Teacher Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Beth Woollacott

Australian Guild of Music Education presentation

Beth Woollacott, CEO, Australian Guild of Music Education

Katie Argyle

How music teachers can incorporate technology into the music curriculum

Katie Argyle, Director, Midnight Music

Friday 25th August

Jim Frankel

Tech tools, tips & training for music educators

Dr James Frankel, Founder & Director, MusicFirst

Introducing electronic music to the classroom (easily)

Chris Koelma, Director & Lecturer - University of Newcastle – Music Education & Pedagogy, Music Teachers in International Schools (MTIIS)

Duncan Ferguson

How to spark creativity

Duncan Ferguson, Head of Music, St Andrew's College (Christchurch)

Anneliese Gill

Music performance anxiety - where to from here?

Dr Anneliese Gill, Research Fellow, Centre for Wellbeing Science, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Leon De Bruin

What you should know that goes on in an instrumental music lesson

Leon De Bruin, Lecturer In Music (Performance Teaching), University of Melbourne

Matt Ridgway

Beyond the play button - what music performance looks like using Ableton Live

Matt Ridgway, Education Specialist – Australia & New Zealand, Ableton

Matthews Tyson

Are traditional music examinations still relevant?

Matthews Tyson, Director, St. Cecilia School of Music

Dr Jason Goopy

Supporting student wellbeing through school music education

Dr Jason Goopy, Lecturer in Music Education, Edith Cowan University

Nisha Feik

Learners as Audience: Linking Live Music Performances with Classroom Pedagogy

Nisha Feik, Victorian Education Manager, Musica Viva Australia

Wendy Brentall

Simple Technology resources for Instrumental music lessons.

Wendy Brentall, Music Teacher, Founder, Wendy's Music School and Music School Success

Drew Downing

Navigating diversity in music education: tackling the tricky topics

Drew Downing, Director, Arts in Schools

Music is inclusion – an exploration of collective practice rehearsal and performance.

Tobias Wilkins, Master Teacher (the Arts), Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership

Linda Barcan

Maturation changes in adolescent voices

Linda Barcan, Lecturer in Music (Voice), Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne

Andrew Schellhorn

The values in supporting music programs for all students.

Andrew Schellhorn, President, Australian Strings Association

Dorian Jones

Fostering a love of music in Australia’s State Youth Orchestras

Dorian Jones, CEO, Melbourne Youth Orchestras

Karen Kyriakou

Music benefits everyone; Why students of all abilities can thrive in a music

Karen Kyriakou, Music Educator, In a Piece Publishing