TunED-Up!™ and ToppED-Up!

Now in its fifth 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 

2019 dates to be confirmed
Australian Institute of Music (AIM), Sydney Campus

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.


10-11 July 2018
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!™ as well as expanding the network of like-minded teachers. Eligible teachers will be contacted directly with more information in 2018.

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, Susan & Isaac Wakil.

TunED-Up!™ 2018 is generously supported by Credit Suisse. 

TunED-Up!™ 2018 was generously hosted by the Australian Institute of Music (AIM).

Aim Australian Institute of Music

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is endorsed to provide QTC Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.


TunED-Up!™ will contribute 40 hours of QTC 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.