TunED-Up!™ and ToppED-Up!

Now in its sixth year, TunED-Up!™ is a week-long immersion course of music pedagogy for NSW K–6 teachers with a passion and desire to develop or expand music programs within their school community.

‘‘It is truly the best training that I have ever been involved in.’’

 Sally Spillane (NEGS)

TunED-Up!™ 2019 

14-18 January 2019
Mascot Public School

Applications for TunED-Up!™ 2019 have now closed. Applications for 2020 will open in October 2019. 

This course will consolidate music skills, introduce a range of approaches to teaching music and provide strategies for whole-school music programming.

The program is designed for generalist teachers to build skills and confidence and will include:

  • Musical Experience in singing and choral work, movement, percussion activities, composition and listening exercises, to build skills, knowledge and confidence.
  • Resources to use in your classroom including online resources, lesson plans and recordings.
  • Pedagogy strategies to devise innovative music activities for your school to share with colleagues.
  • Application experience in sessions focusing on programming and assessment, based on the Australian Curriculum in the Arts.
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded inspiring teachers who appreciate the importance of rich arts-based learning and desire to make a difference within their school communities.
  • Build a relationship with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and spend time with the musicians as they work.
  • Accredited to the National Professional Standards through NESA – The NSW Institute of Teachers.

If you have any questions please email education@sydneysymphony.com.

Check out the 2019 TunED-Up!TM Workshop

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Read the Sydney Symphony TunED-Up!TM Evaluation Report. 

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ToppED-Up! 2019

9-10 July 2019
La Perouse Public School

ToppED-Up! is an invitiation only two-day refresher course available to teachers who have completed the TunED-Up!™ program, designed to consolidate and build upon the skills and knowledge acquired in TunED-Up!™. This is also an excellent opportunity to network with teachers involved in similar classroom programs.


TunED-Up! ™ is made possible with the generous support of Antoinette Albert, Ian & Jennifer Burton, Ian Dickson & Reg Holloway, Dr Gary Holmes & Dr Anne Reeckmann, Drs Keith & Eileen Ong, Tony Strachan.

TunED-Up!™ 2019 is generously supported by Credit Suisse. 


The Sydney Symphony is endorsed to provide NESA-Registered Professional Development to the level of Proficient Teacher.

NSW Government   

Completing TunED-Up!™ will contribute 40 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Teachers Lounge

Teachers Lounge

Eligible teachers can apply for complimentary tickets to selected concerts.


Schools Concerts for Primary Students

Schools Concerts for Primary Students

Introduce students to live orchestral music and the unique experience of the Sydney Symphony.


Join our Learning and Engagement Program

Join our Learning & Engagement Program

Get access to our teacher workshops and give your students access to discounted concert tickets.