“How wonderful it was to have Susie and Phil perform for our students! The students sang rounds and songs, role played, performed on percussion instruments, moved and danced. It was lovely to see the students laugh and smile through the concert. Such a joyous celebration of music! Thank you, Susie and Phil!”
Hayley Blakiston, Head of Junior School Music”Thank you for being so incredibly inspirational. The world is a better place because of Susie and Phil.” Hannerlie Peck
“Susie and Phil are generous folk who give their all to help music educators. Real gems!” Louise Lindsay
“Thankyou to both Susie and Phil for a fun-filled, revitalising, inspiring and musically awakening experience over the last 4 days. I’ve really enjoyed every minute of it!” Julia Trifonov
“Susie and Phil are so inspirational. They are both truly great educators, musicians and mentors for life, as well as music.” Elisabeth Arneil.
“This was the best online PD I have ever done! And I’ve done a lot of them lately!” Jaclyn Lanera
“I feel inspired, confident and now have a wonderful arrangement of resources to implement immediately in the classroom. This will enrich the children’s learning and dispositions of curiosity, playfulness and creativity! Susie and Phil you are amazing and the love of music you share is inspirational. Thank you for a truly brilliant 4 days!” Laura Hayes General testimonials
“Susie and Phil MUST be congratulated on their ability to be so vibrant and entertaining to other music people. They obviously love their life and are an inspiration to all people around them.We all learnt so much and especially lots of new ways to inspire our students.” – Kerry Browning, Music Teacher, Tasmania. Kerry Browning, TAS
“As a practicing music teacher in schools for the last fourteen years, I have found the resources put out by Welcome to Music absolutely invaluable.
I love the Orff approach, and Susie and Phil’s resources take this approach and make it amazingly easy, fun and accessible for all ages and types of children.” – Angela Chapman, Launceston Preparatory School, Tasmania Angela Chapman, TAS
“Hi Susie and Phil, I don’t believe we’ve ever met, but I just wanted to say thank you for your music.
I love singing, and when I was in primary school my mother (Martina Golding, who is a primary school music teacher) had a CD of your songs that I loved! So much so that when I was twelve years old I insisted to our music teacher Pauline Greaves that we should write our annual school musical (Roslyn Primary School in Geelong) based around your music.
She relented, and we did! It was called “Cool School”…
… Anyway I saw that you were friends with Mum on facebook and just had to let you know that your work is appreciated. Sometimes it’s nice to be told, right?” Sarah Golding
“I would just also like to say, your music classes have made my placement experience so worthwhile. There were many situations where the staff in my room asked me to run group time and sing songs with the children, and with my confidence levels already peaking from your classes, I found this task extremely easy and enjoyable.
I was able to demonstrate new dance moves and introduce new songs to the children which they all loved. And therefore I would just like to say thank you so much for commitment and drive to teach us such necessary and worthwhile techniques to employ in the classroom.” Amelia Busby, ACU student
“And I just have to say Susie – that you and Phil are gurus to me! I think you both deserve Australian of the Year titles for all you have contributed to the cause of music in Australia (and beyond), and if it wasn’t for your entrepreneurial visions and production of your resources, our country would be a much poorer place. You have both contributed an amazing music legacy, and I know that the costs to do this are enormous and you deserve enormous thanks from us all.” Lynne Pilbrow, Music Educator, Canberra
“The Welcome to Music Program delivered at our Country Areas Program teachers’ workshop was outstanding. Our teachers gained practical and valuable knowledge and skills which were easily transferred to the classroom. I would highly recommend this program for all preschool to primary teachers who are looking to enhance their music program. We look forward to working with Phil in future Northern CAP initiatives.” Shelli Morse, CAP Consultant