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Professional Development Workshops

For Primary & Early High School Teachers

Looking for a little classroom inspiration? Join our Professional Development Workshops and explore fun and engaging ways to unpack orchestral music in your classroom. Open to all teachers, these in-person workshops deliver contemporary and in-depth approaches to teaching music.

Whether you’re looking to prepare students for the live concert experience, develop fresh ideas for your lessons or meet required accreditation hours, our workshops are here to spark creativity and share insights into inspiring a love of orchestral music in anyone.

Schools attending any concert in the 2024 Season can send one teacher to a Professional Development Workshop of your choice, for free.

Exploring Orchestral Film Music in your Classroom

Discover the ways composers create a world of sound and emotion in film and how you can incorporate these concepts into engaging classroom learning experiences. Teachers attending this course will learn:

  • Ways to approach analysing film music
  • How industry professionals use concepts of music and sound production methods to compose music for screen
  • Hands on activities to explore film music in the classroom

Suitable for teachers of Stages 4–6

Date & Venue

Wednesday 3 April, 4pm St Andrews Cathedral School, Sydney Square

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes


  • Teachers:  $95 each 
  • Student Teachers:  $75 each 

Using Orchestral Music Effectively in your Classroom

This NESA Accredited Professional Development Workshop uses orchestral music as a vehicle for teachers to explore their own creativity and support their attainment of proficient teacher standards. Teachers attending the course will learn:

  • Creative performing, organising sound and listening activities exploring the concepts of music
  • Ways to differentiate activities to suit the needs of your students
  • Pedagogical approaches and strategies for teaching music

Suitable for teachers of Stages 1–3

Dates & Venues

  • Wednesday 8 May, 4pm Penrith Anglican College
  • Wednesday 19 June, 4pm St Andrews Cathedral School, Sydney Square
  • Wednesday 31 July, 4pm Sutherland Shire location (TBC)

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes


  • Teachers:  $95 each 
  • Student Teachers:  $75 each 

How to Book

It's easy to get a quote! For the programs you're interested in, simply complete the short Expression of Interest form below. A member of our friendly Learning & Engagement team will be in touch with a quote and to help finalise your booking.