Presenting

Presenting at TEDxCanberra/University of Canberra Open Mic Night 

Presenting at TEDxCanberra/University of Canberra Open Mic Night 

Anita working with the teachers and leadership of the Bilfen School, Turkey

Anita working with the teachers and leadership of the Bilfen School, Turkey

Anita regularly presents to audiences, large and small, in person or online, on a wide variety of topics related to music education. Each presentation is tailored to the audience's interests and knowledge of music education, and particularly neuroscience research into music training. Anita is deeply interested in helping schools use the neuroscience research to establish or enhance their music education programs, and is available for advice and consultation.

Upcoming Presentations

  • Feb 25 2017 - Adelaide, Australia. Public lecture at Thebarton Community Centre hosted by Musica Viva and ASME South Australia 

Recent presentations

Outstanding presenter and a very timely presentation. Excellent to capture current interest in Anita’s fascinating and powerful research. A most inspiring and powerful PD. Brilliant. Thank you
— Queensland music teacher
  • Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S. - public lecture
  • Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory (Brainvolts) at Northwestern Univeristy, USA
  • McDowall School, Brisbane - parent lecture and general educator workshops on Executive Function and Music Education
  • Bilfen School, Istanbul, Turkey - presentations over three days to parents, music teachers and a public conference of international delegates
  • Catholic Education Principals Conference, Albury, Australia
  • Barker Institute, Sydney - music teacher workshop and public lecture for parents from the Barker Institute
  • Australian Society of Music Education (QLD) - 2015 and 2016 full day workshop for music teachers
  • Australian Society of Music Education (WA) - two keynotes and workshop for music teachers
  • Australian Society of Music Education National Conference - closing keynote
  • St Luke's Anglican School (Bundaberg) Leadership team - consultation session
  • University of Northern Iowa - guest speaker (online) for graduate music education students
  • University of the Third Age
I drove for four hours on Monday and spent the night in a Perth hotel so I could listen to your key note address this morning and I am so very pleased I did!
— Australian high school principal
Very interesting and well presented in an entertaining manner. Useful info to pass on to my music students and their parents which might encourage them to feel really good about themselves and what they are achieving with their music without even knowing it!
— Parent of Barker College student

Professional Development

experienced in delivering professional development sessions and expert advice in music education as it relates to; 

  • brain development
  • academic achievement and wellbeing
  • pedagogy (classroom and instrumental)
  • advocacy
  • research
  • curriculum development
  • resource design and distribution
  • evaluation and program renewal
  • innovative uses of music education pedagogy
  • conducting and ensemble leadership

Anita is also interested in the application of arts and creative thinking to complex organisations and problems. She has had experience in innovative whole school renewal, learning design at all levels of education and combining different field of industry (such as nursing and management with arts based thinking and research). Contact Anita to discuss your ideas further.