'Welcome to Music' Artists in Schools music program - with Susie Davies-Splitter and Phil Splitter

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What a great day. Susie and Phil had the whole school, all 175 children, singing, dancing and playing all day!
Greg Roberts, Music Specialist, St Mary Margarets School, VIC

It was an absolute joy and inspiration to see two people who love their work. Phil and Susie were inspirational to the children from across all year levels. The children were fully immersed in the activities and in no time they were playing and creating.
Ian Phillips, Music co-ordinator, Corinda State Primary school

• Easy to learn new, favourite, traditional and multi cultural songs, rhymes, games, dances, musical stories and instrumental activities in a variety of musical styles
• Enhance learning across the curriculum through music and the arts
• Utilise 'Orff Schulwerk' principles to inspire, excite and motivate children to remember, understand and love music
• Hands on and practical activities that focus on creativity
• Build student and teacher confidence
• Participate in active and enjoyable music making that is appealing and immediately accessible for all

Special themes can include:
• Singing with individual classes

• Create a choral festival

• Songwriting & composition

• Jazz, popular music & improvisation
• Orff instruments
• Drum Circles

• Early Childhood Concerts

• Master classes with your ensembles
• Create a Musical

• Build a music Concert

• Music Around the World
• Learning to live together – covering tolerance, sharing, caring, compassion etc
• Life’s a Celebration, Friendship; Dream the Dream; Music is fun, A celebration of Music

Susie is a music and movement educator, accredited Orff practitioner, jazz musician and award winning composer. Phil is a songwriter, performer, musician and educator. Susie and Phil have presented and conducted professional development for teachers throughout Australia and around the world. They have developed the very popular and award winning 'Welcome to Music' Series of CDs, books, choral range, musicals and story books which is enjoyed extensively by teachers, parents and children of all ages.

Some recommendations for AIS programs
• Themes - a theme can often help focus the event and can be developed through discussions, creative writing and particularly art work to decorate the concert space.
• Concerts - we always invite the students to do one to two massed items
Susie and Phil can perform some of their songs involving the audience in song and dance. Phil can also MC the performance if required
• Longer stints such as one day per week over a term
These programs can culminate in the annual concert or musical for the school which combines all the areas of the arts. Costumes can be made, props and sets can be designed and all students are involved in music, dance and drama.
This program can fulfil the arts component of the school curriculum.
• Prior preparation to a concert or longer stint
This is recommended – such as students learning the words to some of the songs and preparing instrumental accompaniments, simple costumes and sets for the concert. Liaision takes place between the co-ordinating teacher and the artists – a varied program of songs, dances and instrumental activities is planned prior to our visit. This program together with the music and recordings are accessed via dropbox prior to the event.

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More Reviews

I have had teachers and principals email me telling me how much they enjoyed the day, and how impressed they were with Susie and Phil's professionalism and enthusiasm.
Amy Ball Assistant Principal Gorokan Public School

We loved Susie and Phil- They were great and able to adapt the music and activities to meet the varying needs of the students. Feedback from classroom teachers was glowing.
Louise Docherty Music Therapist Broadmeadows Special Developmental School

Susie and Phil present an exciting and dynamic workshop that leave participants feeling energized and equipped to inspire their young students in music making that includes singing, movement, instrument playing and improvisation.
Lynn Kleiner, Music Rhapsody, LA, USA

What an experience! Wish that we could have had another couple of weeks to see how far our students could have gone! Susie and Phil's visit to our school was just fantastic with the students still singing and playing some of their favourite songs.
Kerry Martin, Music Teacher, Adelaide

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Kinder to 3-6

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music


Special Themes Can Include: Singing With Individual Classes Create A Choral Festival Songwriting & Composition Jazz, Popular Music & Improvisation Orff Instruments Drum Circles Early Childhood Concerts Master Classes With Your Ensembles Create A Musical Build A Music Concert Music Around The World, Learning To Live Together – Covering Tolerance, Sharing, Caring And Compassion, Life’s A Celebration, Friendship; Dream The Dream, Music Is Fun, A Celebration Of Music


Dance, Drama, Live Music, Visual Arts, Workshop


One day minimum to as much as you would like over a term


A maximum of two classes or 60 students per session A maximum of 300 students per day Investment - $5 per student with a minimum of $1200 per day.(Consideration will be made for multiple days schools with small numbers.)

School Term:
Term 3, Term 4


Anywhere in metropolitan Melbourne and happy to travel to regional* and interstate areas*.
*Travel costs may need to be added.

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