Overview – July 2019 Tour
The itinerary begins in London, where you will visit world-class performance venues, participate in practical workshops and enjoy all the city has to offer. Fly to Italy and discover the delightful town of Perugia in Umbria. The visit will coincide with the annual jazz festival with the chance to attend a number of these performances. The group will then continue to Verona in the north of the country, home to Europe’s third largest Roman Arena and the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. There will be an included daytrip to nearby Venice to explore its musical traditions. The tour ends in the walled city of Lucca in Tuscany with the chance to attend the annual opera festival in the town and in nearby Torre del Lago.
The tour will feature workshops, attendance at music festivals, visits to venues and the opportunity to participate in collegial discussions of best teaching practice. Professional development on this carefully planned program will be provided by experienced music educator Royna McNamara.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not currently have a future departure date scheduled for this tour. If you would like to add your name to the expression of interest list, please contact us.
This 13-day program to the UK and Italy is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in both Music 1 and Music 2. In addition, it will provide opportunities for all Music teachers to develop their critical analysis skills and understanding of music in social, cultural and historical contexts.
13 days with 4 nights in London, 3 nights in Perugia, 3 nights in Verona and 2 nights in Lucca.
Download the itinerary booklet for a detailed daily schedule.
Tour leader: Royna McNamara
Royna is highly regarded in the field of Music Education and she has been a Director of Music in secondary schools for over 30 years. Her musical expertise continues to be used by NESA, Sydney University and the NSW AIS, where she is currently the Convenor for Music Professional Learning. Using her many years teaching experience and travel experience, Royna has developed this specialised program for teachers of Music. On tour, she will facilitate critical analysis of performances and compositions and provide theoretical and practical strategies for enhancing teaching and learning. Royna will also lead collegial discussions in analysing historical, cultural, social and musical contexts.
- 12 nights accommodation in 3-star, centrally located hotels (twin share)
- Breakfasts daily
- Three group dinners
- One-way economy class airfare London to Rome
- All land transportation
- Services of an expert tour leader/manager
- Eight live performances, followed by critical analysis
- Two workshops/open rehearsals
- All entrance fees, guided tours, workshops and concerts
- All tipping for included services
- Travel wallet and luggage tag