Professional Development Workshop by Dr James Cuskelly

Dr James CuskellyDate: 7th April 2013 (Sunday) – 9th April 2013 (Tuesday)

Time: 8.00am – 4.00pm (7th April 2013)

   8.00am – 4.30pm (8-9th April 2013)

Venue: Selangor Institute of Music (PJ)

             18-20, Jalan 19/36, Petaling Jaya 46300 Selangor

Dr James Cuskelly is Head of Faculty: Creative Arts at St Aidan’s Anglican Girl’s School, Brisbane, Vice-President of the International Kodály Society, Director of the Summer School Music Program, and Director of the Cuskelly College of Music.

He completed undergraduate studies and a Diploma of Education at the University of Queensland. The Kodály Certificate from Holy Names College (California) was awarded in 1991 and the Master of Music studies (The University of Queensland) in 1997. He gained the Doctor of Philosophy (The University of Queensland) in Music Education in 2007. He was Head of Music Education and Musicianship Training at UQ from 2000 – 2010, and during that time received two awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr James has a very broad base in education, having taught in pre-school, primary and secondary classrooms as well as in tertiary institutions. His passion for music, and his ability to enthuse and bring about effective learning in students across all ages or abilities, is internationally recognized. Dr James is committed to teacher training in music education, and consequently, is frequently asked to lead teacher in-service programs and workshops.

Dr James runs a variety of accredited teacher training programs including the Summer School Music Program (Brisbane) and programs in Malaysia and Thailand. A talented musician in his own right, Dr James is also a highly regarded choral conductor and clinician. He is founding Director of the Queensland Kodály Choir and conductor of the women’s performing ensemble, Valency Ensemble. He runs choral workshops and is frequently invited to lead choral festivals and workshops, and each year convenes a community choral festival in Brisbane, The Big Sing.

Workshop Fees

Categories Early Bird Rate* Normal Rate
Malaysia’s Kindermusik Licensed Educator*/SIM Teachers* RM 590 RM 690
SIM Business Client / MTW Member RM 630 RM 730
Musician / Teacher RM 690 RM 790

Early Bird Rate*: Registration before 16 March 2013


  • *Malaysia’s Kindermusik Licensed Educator/SIM Teachers are  subsidised by SIM Music & Kindermusik Malaysia
  • Fees are only for workshop. Lunch is not provided.
  • Limited seats are available on a first come first served basis.

Download the 2013 registration form here

Kindly RSVP your attendance by completing & sending the registration form to:

email: ; or

fax: 03-7956 0805 (Attention to Lin)

Remember to include your bank-in-slip/fund transfer slip with the registration.

Bank: Public Bank Berhad
Account No.: 3156949931
Account Name: Kindermusik Distributor Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Please contact Lin at 012-376 3798/ 03-7956 6202 if you have further enquiries.

We look forward to our learning time together and improving our musicianship & sharpening our skills.

See you there!

co-organised by SIM Music Sdn Bhd & Kindermusik Malaysia.