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Teaching context: Class music PP – 6. I also conduct a primary school full orchestra, bands, choirs and chamber groups. I am a Level 3 teacher and am involved in community music making. I teach instrumental music as well.

Music Education Interests: I love to see students strive to achieve their potential and to be given the opportunity to explore their creativity – thus we do a lot of compositional work. I, to some extent pursue a Multi arts approaches such as combining dance, music and art in whole school musical productions.

Fun Fact: I am an ordained Deacon in the Anglican Church.

Vice Chairperson

Teaching Context: Lecturer in Music Education, Edith Cowan University

Music Education Interests: School Music Education (K-12), Early Childhood Music Education, Choral Music Education, Instrumental Music Education, Music Education Philosophy, Pre-service Teacher Education, Australian Music Education.

Fun Fact: I lived and studied overseas in Hungary for two years.


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Teaching context: Music specialist – two public primary schools in different demographics.

Music Education Interests: Benefits of music education on the brain and well-being, music accessibility for every child, supporting all music educators to develop skills and knowledge, choral, tuned percussion, using technology to support learning in Music and Curriculum support.

Fun Fact: I love live concerts – any sort. I’ve seen Sting 6 times.

Publications (OPUS and Digital); Country Representative

Teaching Context: Primary Music in a regional K-12 College

Music Education Interests: Everything! I’ve completed the ‘Bigger Better Brains’ Educators and Facilitators course, part of a Kodály Certificate and the Conversational Solfege course from Feierabend. I love to learn new things!

Fun Fact: My Mum named me ‘Rhianna’ because she loved the song ‘Rhiannon’ by Fleetwood Mac (but my Aunty told her I’d never be able to go to Wales, as it means ‘witch’ in Welsh and they’d laugh at me!).

Council Member

Anna-Maria Agnello


Teaching context: Primary Music at the moment but I am trained for primary and secondary.

Music Education Interests: Music education for ALL, no matter what the context! I love working with and writing arrangements for large ensembles making marvellous music together.

Fun Fact: I love travelling, especially with my family and friends. I loved Salzburg and Vienna – great Music scenes!

Council Member

Mary-Anne Goyder


Teaching Context: Music Director and Administrator: WA Massed Choir Festival

Music Education Interests: Choral music, delivering PL to teachers.

Fun Fact: I play in a rock band!

Council Member

Teaching Context: Two Primary Schools as a Classroom Music Teacher (Banksia Park Primary and Eddystone Primary) and French Teacher (Eddystone Primary)

Music Education Interests: I have my AKC. I love Kodaly and find it works well with the students to build their skills.

Fun Fact: A fun fact about me is that I co-host a radio show with my husband called Western Oz. It is on 89.7FM and is a show promoting local bands.

Council Member

Teaching context: Dean of Co-Curricular, St Mary’s College

Music Education Interests: I am keen to progress the representation and interests of Secondary School Music teachers, in what seems like constantly changing times!

Fun Fact: I am a long suffering St Kilda member who has been to every losing grand final in my lifetime….not necessarily a fun fact, but a fact nonetheless!

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