+61 3 9690 0509 anne@annelierse.com.au
Dr Anne Lierse

Music Education at National & State Level


As an advocate for music education in schools, Anne Lierse had dedicated years of research and time into finding ways to improve its status, provision and quality. Considering the growing mountains of compelling research which show the enormous benefits of music education for the child’s emotional, intellectual and physical development, research into the provision and quality of music education in schools has shown that, although there are a small number of excellent music programs, the majority of programs are token and many students miss out. Consequently Anne has supported National and State Music organizations, contributed to Government reviews, and initiated workshops and community advocacy resulting in invitations to contribute to government reports.

National involvement in Music Education

Member of the Music Council of Australia serving two terms on Council, and presently on the Education Committee.
Critical Friend of the National Review for School Music Education.
Parliament of Australia.  Review of the Australian National Academy of Music and the Australian Youth Orchestra.
Australian Society for Music Education. Member of panel of writers to develop Professional Standards for Music Education for Expert Teachers.
Australasian Piano Pedagogy Association. Member of the 2003 Piano Pedagogy Conference organisational committee and editor of the Conference Proceedings.
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education.
Member of the International Society for Music Education.

State-wide involvement in Music Education

Founder and Chair of the Victorian School Music Action Group.
Convener of the Victorian Music Conference ‘ School Music Education for every child: Promoting a world-class music education’, in response to the National Review of School Music Education.
Editor of the Victorian Music Workshop Report (2007).
Dr Anne Lierse, on behalf of teachers from the Melbourne High School Music Dept, to Parliament of Victoria – Education and Training. Enquiry into the Extent, Benefits and Potential of Music Education in Victorian Schools. 1st Feb 2013.
Dr Anne Lierse, on behalf of the working committee of the School Music Action Group, to Parliament of Victoria – Education and Training. Enquiry into the Extent, Benefits and Potential of Music Education in Victorian Schools. 17th Feb 2013.
Victorian Music Teachers Association.  As a long serving member of Council, Anne has served in all executive roles and is a former editor of the Journal Music and the Teacher, and over time, a presenter of the Victorian Music Teacher’s Association VCE Seminars for Studio Music Teachers.
The Association of Music Educators (Amuse). Committee member and former Vice President.
Victorian Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP). Member of the Instrumental Music Working Party, and principle writer of the Report on the provision of instrumental music in schools.
Merit and Equity Board.
Directorate of Education. Representative for the selection of Level 1 – 3 appointments.

Advisory Committees

The Victorian Opera 2005-2012
Member of Board, Melbourne Youth Music Council
Musica Viva – Victorian Educational Committee

Community Music

2015  Founder and Joint Convener of the Victorian Adult Performance Group