In 2019, Telstra, ARIA and The Song Room are giving the public the chance to vote for their favourite nominee to help decide who takes home the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Of The Year Award.
The nominees are:
Antonio Chiapetta from St Andrews College in Sydney
Julia Rennick from Gunnedah Conservatorium in Gunnedah
Bel Skinner from North Regional TAFE in Broome
Lee Strickland from Narbethong State Special School in Brisbane.
Discover their inspiring stories, and vote for them!
Behind most artists who make it to the ARIA stage is a dedicated music teacher or mentor. The Telstra ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award was introduced by ARIA, in partnership with The Song Room and Telstra, to recognise music teachers for their passion and hard work in providing Australian children with a better education and the chance to play and enjoy music.
Music and creativity help improve education standards, well-being and build a stronger connection for students to their school life. In 2019, celebrate the exceptional influence music teachers have on our kids, setting them up for a bright future.
Research proves that children involved in music at school:
The ARIAs is the flagship event on the Australian music calendar – a celebration of all that is great in local music. The very first ARIA Awards were held in 1987 and hosted by Sir Elton John and winners included INXS, Crowded House and John Farnham. Since that time the ARIA Awards have developed into Australia’s pinnacle music Awards ceremony, forging careers and playing host to countless memorable moments and performances.
The Song Room provides opportunities for Australian children to participate in music and the arts to enhance their education, personal development and community involvement, giving them the best possible start in life.
We deliver an impactful, sustainable and scalable approach to arts learning. We work in partnership with schools and communities across Australia to improve student outcomes and school engagement.