Create 'Show-Stopping School Concerts' at ASPA Ed's Next Teacher PD Workshop

Create ‘Show-Stopping School Concerts’ at ASPA Ed’s Next Teacher PD Workshop
17/04/2024 ASPA Group

Create ‘Show-Stopping School Concerts’ at ASPA Ed’s next Teacher PD Workshop

Have you been tasked with putting on your next school production and don’t know where to begin? Or are you in the planning and rehearsal stage but need some assistance in bringing your creative ideas to fruition?

Join ASPA’s expert Presenters as they provide you with straightforward and effective tools to assist in your creation of a Show-Stopping (and stress-free!) performance. Read on as we delve into the content covered in the ‘Show-Stopping School Concerts’ Teacher Professional Development Workshop and how we can assist you in creating an impressive show for your school community!


The Workshop will begin with a physical and vocal warm-up, where teachers will learn a handful of exercises they may wish to use with their students at the beginning of a class or rehearsal. Then participants will move through a series of sessions focusing on presenting and selecting repertoire, planning for a concert or performance, audition techniques, rehearsal strategies and skill-building activities. Participants will also dive into all things choreography! They will learn how to create simple movements, deliver clear dance instructions and learn two routines.

“The Show-Stopping School Concert Workshop covers the numerous aspects of putting on a production or concert. From conceptualisation, planning and repertoire selection all the way up to the staging and running of a performance day.” – Tash Findlay, ASPA Education Program Administrator

There will be plenty of time throughout the day to network with other teachers who may be in a similar situation and discuss your ideas for upcoming shows. Each participant will receive a booklet to take home that includes warm-ups, activities, music and digital resources. By the end of the program, we aim for teachers to feel confident and well-equipped to take on their next performance project.

For Sydney teachers, this workshop is a NESA Elective PD, which meets Standard Descriptors 6.2.2, 2.1.2 and 7.4.2. This can contribute 5 hours towards Elective PD at the Proficient Teacher career stage. You will receive a certificate upon completion of the Workshop.

“I really enjoyed singing and dancing – so fun! The wealth of knowledge that the presenters possess – amazing! I also loved networking with other PA and Music teachers” – Carlie, Parkhill Primary School

“Throughout the day participants will have the opportunity to discuss their upcoming projects with our experienced presenters and receive simple and effective advice to their queries.” – Tash Findlay, ASPA Education Program Administrator

Our Presenters

The program will be led by a team of passionate and experienced ASPA Education Presenters. Our Presenters have a strong history of choral program delivery and are excited to share their knowledge. Meet our talented Presenters below:

Presenter (Melbourne): Grace Collins has been tutoring with the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) for the past 7 years and has been a choreographer with both AGC and ASPA Education since 2019. She has delivered a range of performing arts programs for students around Victoria with ASPA Education. In addition to her work with ASPA Ed, Grace has travelled to remote communities in WA and QLD with Girls from Oz to deliver music and dance workshops to First Nations children. Her choreography credits include Theatrical’s production of ‘American Idiot’, various routines for AGC and ASPA Education, and multiple school musicals; including Yarra Valley Grammar’s ‘Seussical’ in 2015 and ASPA Education’s ‘An Aussie Adventure’ in 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and is passionate about making the arts accessible and exciting for kids of all ages and abilities.

Presenter (Melbourne): Rebecca Sabatino is an engaging educator and performer. Rebecca trained at Federation University, graduating with a Bachelor of Music Theatre; and has worked in children’s entertainment touring both nationally and internationally, as a performer, with Peppa Pig – Live Treasure Hunt. Rebecca is passionate about performing arts education and was previously the Music Associate for the Choir for the Victorian State School Spectacular. She has also tutored with the Australian Girls Choir and delivered choral programs with ASPA Education across Victoria for the past 15 years.

Presenter (Sydney): Tanya Romeo has worked in Music Education for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Music from the University of New South Wales. Since graduating, Tanya has worked as the Head of Music, overseeing Kindergarten to Year 12 Music in a number of Sydney schools. She is currently the Music and Production Coordinator for NSW at the Australian School of Performing Arts. With a background in Dance and Musical Theatre, Tanya loves working with children, inspiring them to reach their musical potential.

Presenter (Sydney): Tiegan Denina is a versatile performer with a Diploma of Musical Theatre from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Tiegan grew up singing with the Australian Girls Choir and was awarded the top vocal scholarship named in honour of June Bronhill in 2016. Since then, she has taught for the AGC and ASPA Education in both Melbourne and Sydney for the past seven and a half years. Tiegan’s love of performing supports a playful and creative learning environment where imaginative exploration and self-expression are strongly encouraged.

“Presenters catered to individual teacher needs. Practical expert tips of the trade that were taught that I would otherwise never know.” – Rebecca, Green Point Christian College

Whether you’re starting your journey as a performing arts teacher or you’ve put on school performances before, this workshop has something for everyone. Our experienced Presenters will meet you where you are to offer helpful and actionable suggestions to have your upcoming performances truly be show-stopping!