- Susan West -
"We don't need to teach children to participate in music making; we simply need to avoid sabotaging their natural inclination to do so."
Selected Compositions and Resources
Selected Research Publications
A collection of the composer's themes with added lyrics describing aspects of his life and work. The aim of the work is to introduce children to Beethoven's music and life in an enjoyable and unthreatening way. The lyrics allow for an expanded discussion of his life, and the short, interconnected themes are easy for the children to assimilate. Contact Dr West for information about 'Oh Beethoven!'.
2017: 'Simply Singing: the Use of Interdisciplinary Educational Design Research to Facilitate Music Making in Intercultural Islamic Settings', Susan West, Pauline Griffiths and Georgia Pike
2009: 'Selective mutism for singing (SMS) and its treatment: conceptualising musical disengagement as mass social dysfunction.' Susan West
2007 'A New Paradigm in Music Education: the music education program at the Australian National University', Susan West (PhD thesis)
2007: 'Children and choice: expanding music repertoire choices through consultation and participation beyond the school gates', Susan West
A song composed in commemoration of the ANZACs. Hear the song performed by Susan and Georgia Pike here. Hear the song performed by kindergarten-year 2 students at a local school here. Contact Dr West for information about 'Gallipoli'.