Peter Shanhun has 17 years of diverse teaching experience in Western Australia. After completing a thesis on the role of Music Education in the Reconciliation process with First Australians, Peter began his teaching career in a remote, 90% Indigenous school in the Kimberleys. Since then he has taught Classroom Music in both public and private settings from K – 12, and Voice and Choir in numerous high schools.
His work has encompassed Specialist and Gifted and Talented programs, Classical, Contemporary, Audio Engineering, Music Theatre, and a high level of collaboration with Dance and Drama. Peter served as president of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia, Western Australian Branch from 2016 – 2017. He has completed the Australian Kodály Certificate in Primary Classroom, and is working towards the completion of the Secondary Classroom Certificate.
Peter is a regular presenter of workshops at professional development events in Perth. In 2019 Peter completed a Masters in Kodály Music Pedagogy at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy in Kecskemét. His chosen specialization was in choral music, and his Masters thesis examined the role of creative singing in a number of contexts. He is now looking forward to returning to Perth, returning to teaching, and putting his studies into practice.