Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
Graduate Diploma in Music Studies
Australian Kodàly Certificate
Certificate in Training and Assessment IV
EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC SPECIALIST AND EDUCATOR
Music education has been at the heart of Ruth’s teaching career for over 30 years now. Initially trained as an Early Childhood Teacher, her natural love of music and singing meant offering developmental and sequential musical experiences in all her classrooms. Her career has led her into early childhood settings, infants and primary school and private colleges, as well as being called upon regularly to deliver music education to teachers.
Taking up full time work as a Classroom Music Specialist in Qld in the early 1990s led her into further studies with University of Qld and Kodàly Music Education Institute of Australia. The philosophy of Kodàly, “music for children, music for life”, has inspired her own practice and led her to design her own dynamic syllabus in use at Early Years Music School.
“Specialisation in early childhood and music education, has enabled me to deepen my understanding of the value of music development in children as young as babies, and the immense impact it has on their learning, language development, socialisation, physical and emotional well being, identity and self expression.”
Ruth’s research based syllabus is aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework and is woven together with her own passion, dedication, creativity and love of her job.