Music Education Research ( IF 0.688 ) Pub Date : 2021-03-30 , DOI: 10.1080/14613808.2021.1906852 Dawn Joseph, Lucy Lennox
The global pandemic crisis has significantly affected music educators around the world. In Australia, higher education institutes and schools had to swiftly move from face-to-face teaching to online classes. The authors draw on narrative reflection to show key challenges and opportunities that have affected their teaching in Melbourne. Author one (Dawn) works in initial teacher education programmes as a tertiary music educator, and Author two (Lucy) works as a music specialist at a primary school. In this paper, we highlight some twists, turns, and thrills of teaching during COVID-19, focusing on two themes: changing our practice and making connections. We argue that the digital turn has opened opportunities to refresh, reset, and renew our ways of practice which may resonate with other educators across educational settings.