TunED-Up! is a week-long immersion course of music pedagogy for primary classroom teachers who have a desire to develop or expand music programs within their school community.

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

Dates: Monday 6 – Friday 10 July 2020
Venue: Parramatta Public School
Cost: $300 per participant

Applications now closed.

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.


NSW Government   

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

Completing TunED-Up! will contribute 30 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.


Gallery: TunED-Up! 2019

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Read the Sydney Symphony TunED-Up! Evaluation Report. 

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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, Mackenzie’s Friend, Drs Keith & Eileen Ong, Tony Strachan.

NSW Government   


TunED-Up! 2020 is generously supported by Credit Suisse.