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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

Music Count Us In

Welcome to Music Count Us In - 2011

Music Count Us In promotional brochure





Music Count Us In gives principals, teachers, parents and students an opportunity to collectively celebrate music education. Music Count Us In involves whole school communities and culminates with the National Song Day on 1st September when students and teachers from across the nation sing one song together. Last year, this national initiative involved more than 500,000 students, teachers and parents from 1600 schools - double the number that had participated previously.

HOW TO REGISTER

Schools can register for one of our professional learning video conferences to support teachers with teaching the song in their classroom. Both courses are FREE.

  • The STARTERS course is designed for teachers who have not participated in Music Count Us In previously.
  • The CONTINUERS course is designed for teachers who have participated in Music Count Us In previously, or for teachers who have some musical expertise and would like to engage their colleagues in professional learning to support the National Song Day.
  • View our promotional PDF to learn more about each of the professional learning courses.

    We are encouraging schools to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for the whole school staff to attend the 1-hour video conference as part of your weekly staff meeting.

    Music Count Us In: PDF download - EOI DOWNLOAD the EOI to register your school.


    Once you have submitted an EOI for your school, each teacher is required to visit MyPL@DET to register for the appropriate Staters or Continuers course. Both of these courses are registered with the NSW Institute of Teachers as 3-hour courses. Please note, each course includes pre and post video conference activities.

    Teachers can use the following links to register on MyPL@DET:

    PLEASE NOTE ALL VIDEO CONFERENCE SESSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. IF YOU ARE A TEACHER FROM A SCHOOL WHO HAS ALREADY BOOKED THE WHOLE STAFF FOR A VIDEO CONFERENCE VIA AN EXPERSSION OF INTEREST, PLEASE CONTINUE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THE DATE YOUR SCHOOL HAS BOOKED.

    STARTERS COURSE - 25/07/11

    STARTERS COURSE - 26/07/11

    STARTERS COURSE - 28/07/11

    STARTERS COURSE - 09/08/11

    STARTERS COURSE - 11/08/11

    STARTERS COURSE - 17/08/11


    CONTINUERS COURSE - 18/08/11

    CONTINUERS COURSE - 22/08/11

    REGISTER ON THE OFFICIAL MUSIC COUNT US IN SITE:

    Teachers who have enrolled in one of our 2011 video conferences, are also encouraged to register on the Music Count Us In site in order to receive updates and gain access to further resources to support the National Song Day on 1 September.


    Other Music Count Us In resources

    The following movie clips and PDFs were created to support teachers participating in the Music Count Us In (MCUI) 2009 program.

    The movie clips demonstrate a process and provide strategies that teachers can use for teaching a new song to their students. In the clips, Margie Moore - one of our MCUI presenters, is recorded as she teaches the 2009 song The Music is Everything to a group of teachers in NSW during one of our first video conferences for the program in 2009.

    The PDFs include support materials such as lyric sheets that can be used to support strategies suggested in the movie clips.

    Click on each of the following links to view the movie clip. You may need to download QuickTime to view the clips.

    QuickTime movie Download QuickTime


    Teaching the CHORUS

    Teaching the CHORUS first

    Adding body percussion to the CHORUS

    Adding percussion instruments to the CHORUS

    Adding percussion instruments and body percussion to the CHORUS

    Reasons for adding accompaniment to the CHORUS


    Looking at the STRUCTURE of the song

    Unpacking the STRUCTURE of The Music is Everything


    Teaching the PRE-CHORUS

    Teaching the PRE-CHORUS

    Adding actions to the PRE-CHORUS

    Joining the PRE-CHORUS to the CHORUS


    Teaching the VERSES

    Teaching VERSE 1

    Teaching VERSE 2


    The song so far

    Sing the whole song from the Introduction to the end of the 2nd Chorus


    Teaching the BRIDGE

    Demonstrate singing the BRIDGE

    Sing the BRIDGE together

    Sing both sections of the BRIDGE


    Approaches to teaching a new song

    Teaching strategies for teaching a new song


    PDF

    The Music is Everything lyrics

    The Music is Everything Chord chart

    The Music is Everything Piano chart

    The Music is Everything Classroom activity kit 


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