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Sarah Brooke, MEd, PhD (VU), GradDipMusEd, DipT (Deakin), AMusA

Music and creative arts educator; teacher educator.



July 2021+ President of the Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association, Australia

2018+ Consultant for the Institute for Music and Movement Education Advancement (IMMEA) China

2014+ Individual member of the IOSFS



Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University, Australia (2016) with qualitative research thesis entitled “Giving flight to the imagination: Using Portraiture to tell the story of Orff Schulwerk and a family music education setting”



Master of Education, Victoria University, Australia (2009)

Graduate Diploma in Music Education, Deakin University, Australia (1989)

Diploma of Teaching, Deakin University, Australia (1985)

Associate of Music in Australia (1983)


Professional experience:

1996+ Creative arts education presenter (Australia and Internationally)

2017+ Music education consultant, (Shenzhen, China)

2004-2018 Tertiary lecturer (visual and performing arts; imagination and creativity; (integrated studies), curriculum writer and course co-ordinator for undergraduate and graduate programs (Australia)



2021 Texts on Theory and Practice of Orff-Schulwerk Vol.2 contributor

2019 Orff Heute (IOSFS) article

2015 CASS (Contributing to Australian Scholarship and Science) grant recipient

2014 ISME Symposium facilitator “Adaptability of Orff Schulwerk”

2009 Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference Singapore “Music and drama within literacy programs”

2008 English Teaching: Practice and Critique Journal “Creative pedagogies: Art full reading and writing”

2007 International Educator Workshop grant recipient delivered by the Arts Centre, (Melbourne) in collaboration with the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education (New York)


Teaching experience:
​Many years of experience in teaching in preschools, primary schools, secondary schools, and universities, to early childhood educators, music, movement and drama teachers, mothers and babies, children, adults, community workers, classroom teachers and prisoners. Creative music and movement workshops and training courses presented internationally and across Australia.

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