Music teacher hits high note after secret student nomination

Renée McCarthy, a music teacher at Woodcroft College in Australia, inspires her students so much in class that they secretly nominated her for the prestigious ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award. She said it was wonderful surprise that her students had nominated her for the prize. Since we interviewed Renée she has been announced as the winner!

“My goal is always to inspire my students to start their own music journey and I do that first and foremost by sharing my passion for music”, Renée says. “My students know that I believe in them and I encourage them to set high standards for themselves; not to achieve the top marks but to be the best they can be. My top tip is to get to know your students and take an interest in their development as musicians.”

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