Carla Trott is currently a Classroom Music Specialist (Prep to Year 12) and the Head of Instrumental Music at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School in Brisbane. She graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Cello Performance. This was followed with a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education in 2012 and the Australian Kodály Certificate (Secondary) in 2014.
Carla is committed to teaching and learning in Music and is held in high regard in the Music Education fraternity. Carla is the founder of the Emerging Music Teachers Network, a group aimed at supporting and mentoring beginning career music educators, and an adult community Musicianship teacher for the Pathways to Music program. Carla has presented several workshops at professional development events including the KMEIA Queensland ‘Nuts and Bolts’ Day (2017, 2019), KMEIA NSW ‘Back to School’ Day (2018), the National KMEIA Conference (2016, 2018), Emerging Music Teachers Network sessions (2015-present) and an elective workshop at the International Kodály Symposium in Canada (2017).
She is a highly skilled practitioner across the entire range of school from Pre-school through to the senior years. She has taught in instrumental and classroom music contexts in both public and private sectors and has directed several Chamber, Symphony and String Ensembles. She works extensively in the String Program and Choral Program at St Aidan’s AGS, directing the Junior Singers (Years 3-5), Children Crossing (Years 6-9) and Dolce Strings (Yrs 3-5). Carla has also developed the Beginner Band program at St Aidan’s where girls apply their knowledge and skills learned in the rigorous Every Day Music Program to learning a Band instrument.
She is a very active chorister in a number of choral groups, including both Community Choirs at St Aidan’s, and is a noted Choral Conductor in her own right. She is currently the Assistant Conductor of the Queensland Kodály Choir (Brisbane), and in 2016, was the conductor of the community group Choirbolical (Toowoomba).