Australian Director

Heather Monro

(Dip Tchg IECD, Grad Cert Orff Schulwerk (Melb) Director or Kids Music Company, Australia.)

Heather is a qualified and highly experienced kindergarten teacher. She has taught for over 25 years and is a confident and dynamic motivator of children and adults. In 2004 Heather completed her Grad Cert in Orff Schulwerk music at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. She also spends some time in New Zealand at the Kids Music Company School, fuelling her drive to teach more music. After running KMC in Australia part time for two years, she finished teaching kinder at the end of 2006 to work for the Company full time.

At the beginning of 2008, Heather took over the Australian business. and continues to do music workshops for teachers and parents of children up to 8 years of age, plus workshops for children in schools, kindergartens and childcare centres all around Australia.

She also runs a KMC music school in her home town of Pakenham, Victoria.

Heather's passion for music with young children is to see them have fun and learn at the same time, through singing, dance, movement, and body percussion. She firmly believes that music is a wonderful medium for helping children to blossom in many different areas including confidence building, creativity, singing in tune, finding rhythm and learning different concepts.
This philosophy of holistic music education originated with Carl Orff in Germany and is widely accepted throughout the western world and Asia. Activities develop the whole musical self through fun sessions, which include singing, speech patterns, moving and playing. We begin with simple songs, chants and poems and develop them into complex pieces incorporating playing instruments in many parts, each part relatively simple. These experiences enhance instrumental learning and are an enjoyable and satisfying way to make group music.