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Curiosity, Connection & Meaning-Making in Your Arts Program

Zoë Barry for APATA
6pm AEDT - Monday 24 OCTOBER, 2022.
APATA Members FREE / Non-Members $55
$55.00 Virtual Online Workshop

Curiosity, Connection & Meaning-Making in Your Arts Program

Zoë Barry is Director of ‘Harmony in Strings’, an acclaimed strings program nested within Sacred Heart Primary, Fitzroy and the 2021 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Of The Year.

When & Where

Join us Monday, 24 October 2022. 6pm AEDT for Barry’s engaging virtual workshop – Curiosity, Connection and Meaning-Making in Your Arts Program.

Bookings are essential

APATA Members FREE / Non-Members $55

In this workshop Zoë shares:

  • How the program’s pedagogy has developed over its 12 years,
  • How an inclusive, trauma informed approach offers the possibility of transformational moments,
  • How the guiding values of the program translate into lesson plans.

We will explore the curiosity and connection at the heart of meaningful art making with students for all Arts and Music educators.

The workshop will include collaborative exercises, discussion, and time to reflect on your own program.


Meet your Presenter – Zoë Barry

Zoë Barry is an award-winning cellist, composer, theatre maker and educator.

Originally trained in ethnomusicology and cello performance, her teaching career has spanned 25 years across public and private schools, primary, secondary and tertiary, as an instrumental teacher, Teaching Artist, mentor, resource creator and workshop facilitator.

Her teaching practice and work as a composer/theatre maker inform each other, guided by a deep interest in ways to slow down and notice, how to be together, and how to set up contexts for music to be as meaningful as possible.

Zoë’s spoke of her collaborations with Threshold (Mountain Goat Mountain) and Drop Bear Theatre  (Rain for Babies and their Carers) during this APATA Podcast episode with Threshold’s Tahli Corin: LISTEN HERE

Zoë was Lead Teaching Artist in Pedagogy and Practice with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s community orchestral program The Pizzicato Effect, and currently teaches cello at John Marsden’s innovative schools Candlebark and Alice Miller.

Zoë is the recipient of the 2021 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Of The Year Award for her work as co-director of Harmony In Strings.

This is your chance to learn from one of Australia’s best!

Event Details

Bookings are essential.

APATA Members FREE / Non-Members $55.00.

  • Not a member? Consider joining APATA – Read more in our membership benefits article: CLICK HERE
  • APATA Members find your guide to joining APATA events with a school/organisation/industry and individual membership in this article: CLICK HERE
  • School, Performing Arts School, Company, and Organisation APATA Membership holders can book up to four team members to attend.


ZOOM workshop access details will be provided in a follow up email once your booking is confirmed.

All event communication is directed to the email address of the person who made the booking, unless otherwise advised. *

*Please note for this ZOOM workshop, if you have booked a ticket on behalf of/or for someone else you will need to advise us of their name and email address via events@apata.com.au to ensure they receive all relevant event communication up to, and on event day to avoid them missing out.

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