I recently had the opportunity to attend Dr John Feierabend's 'First Steps in Music Preschool and Beyond' Accreditation Course hosted by the Bluebird Foundation and Deakin University - Geelong. The course was very inspirational and really opened my mind to the life changing effect music has on everyone's lives and the importance of creating as many opportunities for young children to connect to music as possible. 2017 marks my 10th year of teaching primary school music and it is always nice to be reminded of the importance that we play in young people's lives. This year will be the first time I have taught students from their first year at primary school through to Grade 6. It really has been amazing to see their overall development from such a young age.