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Classroom Music

Classroom Music

By Classroom Music

We’ve all grown up with children’s music, but how is it made, and who writes Australia’s best-loved children’s classics? On Classroom Music, broadcasters Harper Pestinger, Loughlin Patrick and Kelvin Xian explore the industry's impact and inner workings. Class is in session...
Classroom Music
Classroom Music
On the first and only episode of Classroom Music, we find out what it takes to make great children's music, discussing Australia's iconic children's acts and unpacking the industry.  Plus, we seek out an expert: industry titan Rhonda Davidson-Irwin, who's had her music played on TV "five days a week, every week, for the last 22 years".  At the end of the show, we put our learnings to the test; can Harper make filling out a tax return kid-friendly? ON THE PROGRAM 02:07 - On the Street: Hearing your hot takes on children's music. 06:35 - The Great Debate: Who's Australia's most iconic children's band? 09:08 - Industry Report: Have Covid and new laws turned down the volume? 12:23 - Children's TV: From big hitting shows to record lows - what's next? 17:54 - Rhonda Davidson-Irwin spills industry secrets, and talks her new project. 23:59 - World Exclusive Premiere of 'The Tax Return Song' by Harper Pestinger You may find out more about Rhonda's project, Together Sing, on the Queensland Mental Health Week website. Harper Pestinger continues to get wiggly on harperpestinger.com and his Twitter account @harperpestinger.  Loughlin Patrick is bopping away to Hi-5 on loughlinpatrick.com and his Instagram page @loughlinptrck.  And Kelvin Xian is hard at work shooting Disney-level weddings with his magic camera. Classroom Music is a special production for SYN Media's Schools on Air program.
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August 23, 2022