Music programs provide opportunities to enhance student learning, achievement and performance in music and arts education.
- Music programs have been shown to increase attendance and participation in school activities and enable participation of students who aren't performing well in the general curriculum.
- Literacy and numeracy standards are lifted by continuous participation in musical education including creating, making and understanding music.
- Music education is used to build social inclusion and reduce disadvantage.
For more information go to the national review of school music education - augmenting the diminished, which describes best practice for music education in Australian schools.
Instrumental music tuition complements the classroom music program by providing knowledge and skills in practical music making on an instrument or voice.
To access instrumental music tuition, contact your school. For all other queries, contact music programs.
The Music Programs team coordinates:
- Instrumental Music
- Primary Schools Music Festival
- monitoring of private music instructors who work in SA government schools
- support for programs provided by Musica Viva in Schools and Adelaide Youth Orchestra.
Instrumental music education in SA government schools is delivered through Instrumental Music.
Music ensembles and orchestras
The Music Education Strategy will improve the delivery of music education in public schools, and provide greater pathways for students to pursue further study and careers in the music industry.
Music education strategy
Phone: 8226 1554
Email: education.musicstrategy [at] sa.gov.au
Phone: 8226 1883
Email: education.musicprograms [at] sa.gov.au