The Australian Guild of Music Education System was founded in 1969 as a continuation of the London Guild of Music and Speech (Australia).


The Australian Music Examinations Board is a federated structure. The State Offices administer all aspects of the examinations and the Federal Office operates in following areas:

  • development of syllabuses (Music (all instruments) & Speech and Drama);
  • development and production of publications supporting the syllabuses;
  • the setting of examinations for all written papers;and
  • examining of practical Diplomas: LMusA, FMusA, and FSDA.


The #1 place to find a music teacher or accompanist.


ANATS is the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Incorporated. It is a professional association dedicated to serving all those who teach singing in Australia.


The Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) is a federation of state and territory joint councils of teacher professional associations representing over 120 000 teachers, from government and non-government schools within Australia.


The purpose of ASME is to encourage and advance music education at all levels as an integral part of general education and community life, and as a profession within the broad field of music.


ATMI is the Association for Technology in Music Instruction. ATMI’s Mission is to improve music teaching and learning through the integration of current and emerging technologies into the music learning environment.

Classroom 2.0

Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and Social Media in education. We especially hope that those who are “beginners” will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog.


ISME represents an international, interdisciplinary, intercultural network of professionals who strive to understand and promote music learning across the lifespan. We share a commitment to culture, education, conservation and the durable development of our cultural heritage, and to evidence-based policy and practice.


The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia is one of the largest and most active professional associations for music educators. We are a community inspired by the educational and aesthetic philosophies of the Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály.

MENC – The National Association for Music Education

Since 1907, MENC has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. MENC’s activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.

This site is a freely available public site that is designed specifically for Music Teachers and pre-service Music Teachers interested in continual professional development in their field of music education.

Music Teachers’ Association of NSW

The Music Teachers’ Association of NSW has been in existence since 1912 and is the professional association for music teachers and those interested in furthering the aims of the music teaching profession.


The Music Teachers Association of Queensland Inc., founded in 1921, is a professional body representing almost 1,000 members throughout Queensland.  Amongst many other things, it aims to promote a high standard of music teaching in the state.


The Music Teachers’ Association of SA Inc. is the professional association for private studio music teachers. Established in 1930, it exists for the benefit of members and endeavours to promote musicianship and general aspects of studio music teaching. It provides services for teachers and the general public and is a non-profit organisation, run by a council of volunteers.

Music Teachers’ Network

Music Teachers’ Network is a Ning network created and moderated by music educator Ben Smith. Members can share photos, videos, blogs, and lively discussion.


Orff-Schulwerk is an approach to music education that was initiated by composer-educator Carl Orff and teaching colleague Dorothee Gunther in the 1930s. It incorporates movement as essential to the learning process because through movement, students can express their awareness and understanding of musical concepts before they can verbally explain them.


The Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) is a non-profit corporation registered in the State of Pennsylvania whose mission is to assist music educators in applying technology to improve teaching and learning in music.


We are the major association of instrumental and vocal teachers in Tasmania.

Victorian Music Teacher’s Association

VMTA is an independent and apolitical body.  It is a professional association, not a union, nor a government body. We represent the interests of studio music teachers in Victoria.


The West Australian Music Teachers’ Association (Inc) is an independent and apolitical body. It is an incorporated professional association, not a union, nor a government body. The WA Music Teachers’ Association represents the interests of studio music teachers in the State of Western Australia.



The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) collects and distributes licence fees for the public performance and communication of our members’ musical works. The Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) collects and distributes mechanical royalties for the reproduction of our members’ musical works.


The Australian Songwriters Association is a national, non-profit, member organisation dedicated to the support of songwriters and their art, through providing avenues for encouragement and education of developing Australian songwriters, and recognition and promotion of our accomplished members.

Australian Music Association

Australian Music Association is the industry body for the music products sector – wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers, and associated services for musical instruments, pro audio, print music, lighting, and computer music.


Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) provides simple ways for people to reproduce, store and share words, images and other creative content, in return for fair payment. In doing so, it connects the creators, owners and users of copyright material.

Become a patron of your favorite band, subscribe to their ongoing stream of music and other creative content, and empower them to make more of that thing you love, music


Q Music

Q Music is Queensland’s music industry development association, promoting the artistic value, cultural worth and commercial potential of Queensland music.

Triple J Unearthed

Unearthed is triple j’s award-winning initiative for discovering and sharing the best new Australian music. Established in 1995, Unearthed has successfully established careers for thousands of musicians nationwide and internationally.

Social Media Groups

Folk DC – Digital Children’s Folksongs for Language and Cultural Learning

The Folk DC project is designed to motivate young language learners to engage with language learning through Folk songs in 10 European languages.

The project culminates in a simultaneous, live concert in 5 countries, streamed over the Internet to audiences all over Europe.

In each concert school choirs will song Folk songs in European languages (not their own).

If you would like to be involved in this project, please join this group for updates.

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