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Davina obtained a B. Mus. Ed.
from the University of Melbourne where she was awarded the Florence Bradford
Scholarship. She has since undertaken postgraduate studies in choral
conducting at Monash University. Davina has taught Kindergarten to Year 12
and her teaching appointments have included St. Michael's Collegiate School,
Hobart, Korowa Anglican Girls' School, Melbourne and Head of Music at
Malvern Campus, Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne. She is currently
Director of Music at The Hamilton and Alexandra College, Victoria.
Davina has a special interest in children's choirs and has conducted the
Preparatory Choir of The Young Voices of Melbourne. Her interest also led
to collaboration with composer Paul Jarman in creating the song cycle,
'Beyond the White Sails'. Davina is committed to the development of music
education through teacher training. She has presented at both State and
National music conferences in Kodaly and Orff, throughout Victoria, ACT and
NSW and is the co-author of 'Take Note Music' books and resources for the
primary music classroom.
Ruth completed a B. Ed.
(Music) from Melbourne State College, and a Graduate Diploma in Movement and
Dance at the Institute of Early Childhood Development, Melbourne. Her broad
teaching experience encompasses classroom, instrumental and movement
programs from Kindergarten through to University level. Ruth's teaching
career has been based in Melbourne where she has held the positions of Head
of Junior School Music, Westbourne Grammar School and Wind Co-ordinator at
Lauriston Girls' School. She is currently teaching Years Prep - 7 at
Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne.
Her publications include the flute tutor, 'Put
the Beat in ya Feet', and she is the co-author of 'Take Note Music' books
and resources for the primary music classroom. Ruth is an experienced
facilitator in teacher training, having presented at music education
conferences in Singapore, Queensland, NSW, ACT, SA and Victoria. As an
active member of the Victorian Kodaly Committee, Ruth passionately supports
music teachers and encourages quality music education in Australia.