CANCELLED F2F: The early reading and music partnership

Dr Lorraine Beveridge

5 hours

NESA accredited

Newtown - Face to Face Course

8 March 2024


This session will be held face to face in Newtown, NSW. Not Local? Click here to request a session in your area. 

What is this course about?

This course integrates music and the Arts into the morning English block, to engage young learners and support them in their beginning reading journey. Teachers will learn a range of chants, rhymes and songs to support structured literacy teaching. Simple percussion instruments will be used to create soundscapes and characterisations that build comprehension, and add excitement to class read-alouds and reading activities in classrooms. Participants use body percussion and singing voices to experience the rhyme and rhythm of texts, simultaneously learning about musical concepts like loud and soft (dynamics), high and low (pitch) and timbre (the distinctive quality of the sound) whilst learning to read.


Why participate? 

Participation in this course will enable you to:

  • Understand the link between early reading acquisition and learning music
  •  Interact with K-2 English (2022) and NSW Creative Arts K-6 (2006) syllabus outcomes
  • Learn practical teaching strategies that enrich early reading and music teaching drawing on contemporary, quality literature including multimodal texts, targeting Early Stage students
  • Learn about neuromusicology, a branch of brain research that explains how learning to read and learning music are complementary cognitive processes as they draw on common neural resources
  • Have fun collecting tools to strengthen early reading teaching through collaborative professional learning
  • Plan how to tailor learning to address the specific learning needs of students.


Who should participate?

  • Early childhood teachers and educators
  • F – 2 teachers

What else do I need to know?  This is a perfect opportunity for you to develop your confidence in utilising reading and music in partnership to teach early stage students. Cancellations without transfer of booking to alternative session received less than five working days before the course will incur a $50 cancellation fee per delegate and $25 for half day courses. For the full list of Terms and Conditions, please visit our page here.



Cost of participation


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Morning tea and lunch will be provided.


This course is NESA Accredited

Completing this course will provide 5 hours of NESA accredited F2F Professional Learning, addressing standards 2.1.2, and 2.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.



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8/03/2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
PETAA Offices, Camdenville PS NEWTOWN, NSW 2042
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