Welcome to the More Music Toolkit

VSS_with_James_Morrison_408wThe More Music Toolkit is provides teachers, parents, students and members of the community with the tools required to advocate for more music in the classroom. It shares the experiences of real Australian schools, many of which are 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 Parental Engagement Project

This project is part of the ongoing campaign by the Music Council of Australia 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 in our Parents section



This report presents the need for more music in Australian schools, as well as case studies that demonstrate the value of music education. Read more online or Download the PDF

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Ian Potter FoundationThe More Music Toolkit was produced with the kind assistance of the Ian Potter Foundation.

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