BACK TO SCHOOL DAY
2024

Join VOSA and Kodály Vic for our annual Back to School Day!

The morning will include workshops
run by Kodály and Orff experts!

Brush off the cobwebs and kick-start the New Year.

When

Saturday 24 Feburary.
9:00 am – 1:00 pm AEDT

Where

Melbourne Girls Grammar School
86 Anderson St,
South Yarra VIC 3141

Be inspired by fresh and innovative ideas!

2024 Presenters

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Renee Heron

Upper Kodály

Renée is currently the Artistic Director of The Yarra Voices and choir director and voice teacher at Camberwell Girls Grammar School. Renee has also enjoyed stints working with the Australian Boys Choir, Caulfield Grammar School, Xavier College and Methodist Ladies College.

In 2016-17, Renee had the privilege of attending the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary, where she studied Kokas-pedagogy under Kata Körtvési & musicianship with Dr László Nemes.

She is a musicianship and methodology course lecturer for Kodály Australia and is past President of the Victorian Branch. She is a regular adjudicator and workshop presenter and also guest lectures at Monash University.

Renee holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Queensland and a Master of Teaching from the University of Melbourne. She is completing an Honors in Orchestral and Choral Conducting at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide with Dr Luke Dollman and Carl Crossin OAM. Renee is a member of Melbourne based chamber choir, Polyphonic Voices and is artistic director of treble vocal ensemble, Alta Collective.

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Marion Stafford

Lower Kodály

Marion is a highly respected Kodály Music educator who has taught throughout all levels – from Preschool to Tertiary.

She is a graduate of Melbourne University and the prestigious Holy Names Summer Institute in Oakland California.

Marion has made a significant contribution to the development of teacher training courses in Melbourne and served as President of the Victorian branch of KMEIA for many years.

Marion is currently the Head of Music in the Junior School at the Wheelers Hill campus of Caulfield Grammar School and directs the Beginning Training Choir of Young Voices of Melbourne. 

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Martina Golding

Upper Orff

Martina Golding is an experienced music teacher who engages students in active music making that is enjoyable, develops skills including music literacy and inspires authentic musical expression.

She employs the pedagogical and philosophical approaches of Kodály and Orff Schulwerk and believes in the power of music to inspire and transform lives.

Martina has worked as a mentor with the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program, completed a Master of Education and works in music education at Deakin University.

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David Perry

Lower Orff

David is a highly experienced teacher and school leader, most recently as principal of a primary school in NE Victoria.

He has taught music and music education for over 25 years at primary, secondary and university levels, and has mentored teachers for several years, including as part of the National Music Teachers Mentoring Program.

He was the conductor of adult choir ARCappella for nearly 13 years, and has created study guides for many arts organisations including the Melbourne Festival and Sydney Symphony. His Master of Education was completed last year at the University of Melbourne, the thesis of which was principals’ influence on the provision of music at Victorian primary schools.


As a music teacher, David has presented at the Early Childhood Conference for the Performing Arts and aMuse events, and in his other guise as a languages teacher, has delivered workshops in Spanish on bilingual education at conferences for the NSW Spanish Teachers’ Association and the Congreso Nacional Profesores de Español in Melbourne.

He is committed to the Orff approach, completing his Level 4 in 2017 and devising Orff-based teaching activities from primary school to adults. David is a proud committee member of VOSA.

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