About us

Allegro is a musical term that instructs the musician to play the piece cheerfully, with joy or in a lively fashion. This feeling is something that we wanted our clients to experience when using our services. Every child should feel joyful whilst learning, no matter the subject matter.

Learning at your tempo expresses our philosophy as educators, that it doesn’t matter what pace a child is learning, it only matters that they never stop.

Sami is passionate about making music accessible and fun for kids. While Sami has deep theoretical and practical knowledge, she is also enthusiastic and skilled at drawing on children’s natural curiosity and love of learning to keep them interested and engaged.”

Sami Truscott

I didn’t begin my teaching journey thinking I would be teaching inclusive education. I started university bright eyed and bushy tailed, eager to soak up every experience. But, when I developed chronic pain and a university teacher said ‘…maybe this isn’t the career for you’, it sent me on a path that I didn’t know existed. The more I looked, the more inequality, exclusion and ableism I found, and my passion for education became refined. Now, my mission is to support EVERY child in achieving their potential, and to be included in all the wonderful experiences of childhood, no matter their ability.

My role

Professional development facilitator– Mentoring early childhood professionals on inclusion and musical play

Musical play specialist– Developing engaging musical play programs for individuals and ECEC services

Inclusive Education Teacher– Specialising in children aged
0-7

Director of Allegro Education Pty Ltd.– Overseeing the day to day operations of the company

Publications and awards

“Turning chaos into calm using music”
Feature article, Every Child magazine, “The power of music”, volume 27, no 4, 2021.

ACT Emerging Leader
(2020)
Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Qualifications and experience

Master of Special and Inclusive Education
(Currently studying)
University of Newcastle, Australia

Bachelor of Education
(2013-2020)
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Graduate Certificate of the Psychology of Musical Play
(2019-2020)
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Internship
(2019-2020)
Research Internship for Dr Anita Collins on neuromusical education

Early Childhood Music Specialist
(2014-2019)
Creating and delivering the early childhood music program across centres in the ACT

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
(2014-2015)
Canberra Institute of Technology

Orff Schulwerk Professional Development
(2010-Present)
Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk Inc

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