Welcome to the More Music Toolkit
Do you have one minute to help us support music education in schools? We have a few questions for parents, principals and teachers.
Want more music education at your school?
Keen to learn about the benefits of learning music at school?
You have come to the right place!
New Report: Music to Our Ears
This report presents the compelling case for more music in Australian schools based on the evidence proving the benefits of music education, the context in Australia where most students do not have an adequate music education at school (many students have none at all), the need for action, and case studies of artists and schools that demonstrate the value of music education in schools. Read more online | Download the PDF (704kb)
New Initiative: The Parental Engagement Project
This project is part of the ongoing campaign by the Music Council and other organisations to improve the provision of music in schools. It aims to give parents the tools to advocate for more music in their school, and to provide resources, practical information and inspiration for parents wanting to support music in the school. Read more
About the More Music Toolkit
The More Music Toolkit shares the experiences of real Australian schools. Many are Flame Award winners with longstanding, successful music programs. The principals, teachers, parents and students at these schools have worked together to create engaging and creative music programs - sometimes overcoming significant barriers to do so.
You don't have to reinvent the wheel in your school. You can take inspiration - and practical guidance - from other school communities. There are primary and secondary schools, urban and rural, private and public. Whether you're just getting started with music at your school, or your program needs a top-up, this site will help.
The information is structured around six key areas - with solutions to the typical challenges encountered in schools (eg 'we don't have a musically trained teacher at our school' or 'we can't get the boys to sing'). Browse the different categories & FAQs.