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Helping teachers create magic in the classroom

Welcome to Total Music Education

Skill, experience and passion! I have 20 years of teaching experience, a PhD and Masters degrees in music education. I have studied music and vocal methods both in Australia and throughout the USA. I am connected with voice and music education organisations in Australia and around the world and regularly pursuing professional development. All of this means.. you’re in good hands and that I can deliver results.

DARREN WICKS, Ph.D.

What Total Music Education offers?

TEACHER RESOURCES​

TEACHER RESOURCES​

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TEACHER WORKSHOPS

TEACHER WORKSHOPS

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ONLINE EDUCATION​

ONLINE EDUCATION​

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TOTAL MUSIC
Join your Total Music characters, Jade, Kyle, Mel and Alex as they present a unique course of musical instruction! Total Music is a workbook and first course of study for students in the middle years. The material is fun, engaging and classroom tested!

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TOTAL FUN

Each game features musical notation, clear instructions, a suggested teaching sequence, and possible variations. Additionally, the book comes with a unique multi-media DVD that demonstrates real children playing the games and provides printable music notation and further resources.

Available for Schools and retail orders.

ONLINE COURSES FOR TEACHERS

TESTIMONIALS

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Inspiring reading for classroom and studio music teachers

Audiation – thinking in sound

Audiation is the process of both mentally hearing and understanding music, even when no music is present. In essence, audiation is thinking in music or thinking about music in a way that brain is able to give meaning to the sounds. You could compare this to a skill that many of us possess – that

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Success with the Total Fun games in your classroom

Trying to teach and play an entire activity from Total Fun in the space of one lesson is a bad idea and is likely to take the fun out of the activity. Good planning and teaching will enable the majority of your students to be drawn into the games and ensure that more students have a successful and enjoyable

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Games in the Classroom

Play is an inherent human trait. People of all ages love to play games for the simple reason that they are fun!  Consider such diverse examples as: battle simulations, hangman, crossword puzzles, role-play, computer drills, and flight simulators and you will see that games have been an integral part of education for centuries.  Why use games

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Total Music Education enables school music teachers to shine in the classroom by providing online and printed teaching resources, professional development workshops and teacher education. Please reach out if we can help you in any way.

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