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Create and Inspire

Create and Inspire

Create and Inspire is a year round program of activities that aim to unleash creativity and open up new possibilities through the powerful combination of: music + nature + shared creativity.


Music Education Professional Development Providing professional development opportunities for teachers and educators on the Far South Coast NSW.


National Music Teacher Mentoring Program The value of an early education in music is now recognised worldwide. The NMTMP has a very specific goal: to make high-quality music mentoring available to generalist classroom teachers across Australia with the aim of providing quality music education for every primary school child in Australia.

Raising community awareness of the ecological assets from Gulaga to Mumbulla, NSW, by creating art in response to place, its stories and heritage. This will happen through a series of international, interstate and local artist residencies, artists working in schools, commissions of new music and three Creative Field Study programs (Fresh Salt). Artists will absorb perspectives from the sciences, humanities, local Aboriginal people and the wider community to create new works of art.

Early Music Education

The value of an early education in music is now recognised worldwide. The scientific data is clear; children who have good early education in music thrive at every level. In short, music education makes a profound difference in the lives of children and the benefits are life-long.

The National Music Teacher Mentoring Program was founded by Australia’s foremost music educatos, Richard Gill, and has a very specific goal … to make high-quality music mentoring available to generalist classroom teachers across Australia with the aim of providing quality music education, not just for the few, but for every primary school child in Australia.

Four Winds launched an ambitious campaign to raise the funds necessary to bring Richard Gill’s program to the local school community of the Far South Coast of NSW. With the generous help of our wonderful donors, we’ve been able to select two local music teachers and begin implementing the program. Starting with primary schools in the local area, making a difference to over 100 local primary students this year alone, and benefitting many more students in the future. This program will have all the more impact in this low-income area where schools welcome many indigenous and disadvantaged students.

The NMTMP has been the perfect opportunity for the Four Winds community to affect the lives of ordinary Australian children in the way we know best, through music. We hope to continue into the future.

If you are interested in finding out more about this program or want to expand yourself as a music educator please contact admin@fourwinds.com.au