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Build Your Teaching Studio

Aug 18th 2017 @ Arts West North Wing Room 356

Parkville, Australia
I Was There
Friday, August 18th, 2017
6:30 AM
Arts West North Wing Room 356
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
Join us to learn about careers in music education, from building a private teaching studio to teaching in schools. Hear about course options, professional development and how to get started.
Tim Topham
Tim Topham is an internationally-renowned music educator, piano teacher, writer and presenter.
Tim has 20+ years of experience in education, having taught in the United Kingdom and a number of states of Australia in subjects as varied as music, outdoor education, PE, mathematics and IT.
Through his blog at, Tim regularly inspires over 8000 teachers across the globe with his imaginative teaching tips and ideas.
Tim has presented at conferences around Australia and overseas and his writing and products have been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher and journals from music associations around Australia. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.
Andrea Katz
A pianist, accompanist and vocal coach of extraordinary versatility, Argentine born Andrea Katz is equally at home with Chamber Music, German Lieder and Grand Opera.
She studied piano with Francisco Amicarelli and Jorge Fontenla at the School of Music of the National University of San Juan, Argentina.
Consequently she studied with Vlado Perlemuter in Paris, Alexander Tamir in Jerusalem and specialised in the interpretation of German Lieder with Graham Johnson in London.
Since becoming an Australian resident in 1990, she has worked with all major musical organisations in the country : Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, Sydney Symphony, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane Festivals, Sydney Music Conservatorium and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
She works regularly with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Aldeburgh Festival (UK) and Auckland Philharmonia.
A prolific recital pianist, she performs regularly with prominent Australian and international singers and ensembles, including a yearly season at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Highlights of the last 11 seasons are recitals with Yvonne Kenny, Peter Coleman-Wright, Emma Matthews, The Sydney Omega Ensemble, The Sydney Soloists, cellist David Pereira, and violinists Pekka Kuusisto and Gil Shaham.
She is the founder of Songmakers Australia, a vibrant vocal ensemble dedicated to perform repertoire in programs of superbly themed settings and song.
Since 2009 she is the Director of the Vocal Ensemble at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Currently she also teaches at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University.
She has released 2 CDs with soprano Merlyn Quaife, "Lest we Forget" and "Fortune my Foe".
Genevieve Newton
Genevieve Newton is General Manager of the Victorian Music Teachers’ Association (VMTA), the professional membership association for school and studio-based instrumental music teachers in Victoria. At the VMTA Genevieve manages all aspects of the organisation, including operations, finance, events, marketing, and membership services.
Genevieve has many years of experience in music education, arts management and marketing. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music Performance, and working as a cello teacher in various independent schools, Genevieve moved into corporate services marketing and arts management. During this time she completed a Graduate Diploma in Marketing at Monash University and held a position as Music Officer at the Arts Council of England in London. After returning to Australia, Genevieve completed a Graduate Diploma in Education at Monash University, and worked as a classroom music teacher and co-ordinator. She currently combines her position as VMTA General Manager with studio teaching, ensemble conducting and music performance in the Geelong area.
Tracy Galloway
After gaining a Licentiate from the London College of Music, Tracy attained a BMus(Hons) and a Postgraduate Degree in Education at the University of Edinburgh. In her BMus Tracy had the opportunity to study composition, harmony and Music in the Community under Professor Nigel Osborne and was the first student at the University to complete an honours recital on the Eb Tenor Horn. She has also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Jazz Education. Tracy has performed on Eb Tenor Horn and piano as a soloist and accompanist throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.
Tracy has experience as a conductor of brass bands and musical theatre productions and has also performed as a Jazz practitioner. Tracy has been a music educator for over twenty years and has taught both instrumental and curriculum music to all year levels in a wide variety of educational environments. During this time she devised and published teaching resources for the Scottish curriculum, played an active role in music engagement projects with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and was a tutor for gifted students at the City of Edinburgh Music School.
In a range of roles, including co ordination for Curriculum Music and Instrumental Music and latterly as a Head of Performing Arts in a large Independent College, Tracy has always been passionate and committed about cultivating and maintaining the highest possible standards in the delivery of music education. This commitment has underpinned her role as a trained mentor to pre-service and newly qualified teachers for the past 15 years and has led her to be Lecturer of Music (Performance Teaching) within the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) course. In this role, Tracy coordinates all of the Professional Practice Subjects and the Suzuki Education elective within the course, which includes working extensively with music educators and developing educational partnerships with over 60 schools and music education organisations across Metro Melbourne and regional Victoria.
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