The Music Education paradigm has shifted over the decades towards a more collaborative and inclusive form of pedagogy. Students more than ever, have the opportunity to be musicians through authentic and kinaesthetic experiences. Learning in the 21st Century classroom requires essential skills such as creativity, teamwork and leadership. Music Education can contribute significantly to these dispositions.
Music Education Incursions are designed for students to experience music within a ‘hands-on structure. Workshops are engaging and offer a different perspective to playing music than their regular classroom would allow. Academic success can be correlated with children who play a musical instrument. Increased memory and a greater focus are examples of this. Many workshops supplement current NSW Syllabus requirements and can provide as personal development opportunities for the classroom music teacher. The Concepts of Music which are addressed from K7-12 can come to life from incursion based activities.