Brianna Slattery presents our 2021 Teachers’ Professional Development Programme. Come to just one, a few, or all of them! These fun and accessible sessions let you explore African songs, rhythms and instruments for use in teaching Kindergarten, Primary & Secondary level students.
Expand your repertoire to engage your students with new and exciting games, moves, and melodic content! You will receive a digital Certificate of Completion.
Explore our 2021 Sessions using the tabs below.

Drumming for Wellness

Online (Zoom): June 12th 2021
Onsite (Melbourne): August 14th 2021
Location: 252 St Kilda Road, St Kilda VIC 3182
10am-12pm (AEST): Drumming for Social Connectivity
1pm-3pm (AEST): Drumming for Mindfulness

Drumming for Social Connectivity
Drumming is a powerful vehicle for encouraging skill development around a range of social skills. Through engaging in a range of drumming games and facilitation techniques we will investigate how the drum can be utilised to
teach valuable social skills such as cooperation and teamwork, effective communication, strong body language and positive interaction.

Drumming for Mindfulness
Explore how rhythm can be utilised to facilitate the practice of mindfulness. Drumming is an excellent activity for relieving stress and focusing the mind. This session will include facilitation techniques and ideas for leading drumming
sessions that calm and centre the mind.

Rhythm Games

Online (Zoom): September 11th 2021
10am-12pm (AEDT): Games for Djembes
1pm-3pm (AEDT): Games for Small Percussion

Games for Djembe
Explore fun and interactive games for the djembe that help develop auditory, visual, kinaesthetic, language and social skills. You’ll come away loaded with lots of great games and inspiring ideas that you can incorporate into your
drumming sessions.

Games for Small Percussion
There’s lots of fun to be had with shakers, bells and other small percussion! Explore a range of dynamic games that feature the use of a variety of different percussion instruments. These games are all about being creative with
resources, designing learning opportunities that are accessible to a range of students and incorporating a variety of instruments into rhythm-based learning.

Rates Per Person. Each Session lasts two hours (10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, all dates).

One Half Day – Single Session: $125 + GST
One Full Day – Two Sessions: $225 + GST
Two Full Days – Four Sessions: $420 + GST

These sessions will be run via ZOOM, a free and easy to use software.

Simply download ZOOM, create a free account, and start the test to check that your audio and video both work.

Desktop, laptop or ipad

Go to on your device’s internet browser
On the top right of your screen there is a bright orange button that says “Sign up, it’s free!” Press this
Once you’ve created an account you can start using Zoom

Apple mobile device

Go into your app store on your phone and type in Zoom in the search bar
Look for the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app and install it.
Once downloaded, you can either create a new zoom account or login with your existing account.

Android mobile device

Go into your Google play on your phone and type in Zoom in the search bar
Look for the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app and install it.
Once downloaded, you can either create a new zoom account or login with your existing account.

Testing audio and video

Desktop, laptop or ipad

If you are having issues, you may need to update your webcam drivers. Once you’re logged in, follow these instructions to optimise your Audio for our sessions.
Click the Settings cog in the top right corner of the app’s home screen
Open the Audio tab and click the Advanced button at the bottom right. This will bring up three Audio Processing Options.
There are two background noise suppression options (persistent and intermittent), please disable both of them.
There is one other option: Echo Cancellation. This should be set to Audio.

 Mobile device

Before your online class, go into your Zoom app on your smart phone and click on the settings cog at the bottom right of the screen.
Click on Meetings.
Make sure your microphone is always turned on and your video is always turned on.

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Designed for both generalist and specialist teachers, our PD sessions will address the following from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

2.1 – Content and teaching strategies of the learning area.
3.3 – Use teaching strategies.
3.4 – Select and use resources
3.5 – Use effective classroom communication
4.1 – Support student participation
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

To register please fill out the form below, or you can purchase your ticket Here

    Rhythm Games Part 1: Games for Djembes (Online) - September 11th (am class)Rhythm Games Part 2: Games for Small Percussion (Online) - September 11th (pm class)Rhythm games Part 1 and 2 (Online) - September 11th (am & pm class)

    For enquiries email: [email protected]

    You can register and receive an invoice, or get the ticket directly here

    For more resources, useful tools and rhythms,
    check out our Teacher Video Hub