First Thursdays: Supporting Student Mental Health
Good mental health is associated with improved learning, engagement, productivity, relationships, physical health and achievements. This session aims to increase teachers’ understanding of mental health and outline how they can actively support and promote mental health in their students, and in their daily lives and teaching practice.
More specifically it will:
- Enhance mental health knowledge
- Overview factors that can promote mental health
- Outline a range of practical strategies that can be easily embedded within daily life, music practice and lessons
- Link teachers to accessible resources that will promote the practice and learning of mental health and wellbeing strategies in and outside of lessons (including apps, and audio-visual guides).
MTA Members: Free
Non-MTA Members: $45
This session will not be recorded, due to the use of copyright material.
These regular professional development sessions were originally the brainchild of MTA Member Annette Allerding, who wanted music teachers to be able to meet and share ideas. Originally named Keys, Cakes and Conversation (KCC) the group went online during Covid, and eventually reached numbers often in excess of 50 teachers, meeting each month on Zoom.
The Music Teachers' Association of NSW is delighted to bring these sessions into our fold. We want the sessions to continue to be free to our members, but we also believe it is important to pay presenters for their valuable time. So we ask you to consider a giving a donation towards the costs if you are able. You will be given the option to donate when you book your place.
Presenter: Dr Anneliese Gill
Anneliese Gill is a musician, teacher, performance coach, and Fulbright Scholar. She has a PhD in Music Psychology & Performance Science (University of Melbourne), Masters of Music (Manhattan School of Music, New York), BA in Music (Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne), and Graduate & Postgraduate Diplomas in Psychology (Monash University, Melbourne).
Anneliese has been a member of the Music Psychology Research Team at Monash University and currently works at the Centre for wellbeing Science at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on developing educational initiatives that foster self-efficacy, psychological performance skills, wellbeing and optimal performance in young people with a particular interest in performing artists.
Anneliese has conducted numerous performance mastery workshops for musicians and professional development sessions for music educators.
She has also presented lectures on performance enhancement and music performance anxiety at Monash University and the University of Melbourne.