A Day in the South West

A Day in the South West

18th March 2023

WAOSA is going down south!

Join the WAOSA committee for a day down south! Featuring Early Childhood games, folk dancing, Orff-Schulwerk inspired speech rhyme and body percussion activities for middle and upper primary, and learn an array of tuned percussion arrangements.



Date: Saturday, 18th March 2023

Time: 9am – 3pm

Registration: 8:30am

Venue: West Busselton Primary School

11-17 Bower Rd, Busselton WA 6280

Catering: Morning tea and lunch provided



Ash Bisdee

Ash Bisdee

Ash is a passionate educator and loves the creative approach Orff Schulwerk offers to all. She has been teaching for 20 years and is aLevel 3 music specialist at Aubin Grove Primary in Perth, WA. She directs a classroom music program for P-6 students, that is heavily focused on building well-being and bringing the community together. Ash is currently the Orffwest Editor for WAOSA – she first became involved with Orff in 2005 and has recently completed her ANCOS Level 3 with QOSA in July. In the past 5 years, Ash has presented many PL sessions for WAOSA, Musica Viva and ASME Summer Schools. Ash is a qualified Senior Drumbeat facilitator, supporting the use of drumming for well-being with her students. She is passionate about helping students to develop their own love of music and well-being and believes that high quality music education should be accessible for all students. When Ash isn’t teaching music, she loves op shopping, writing, and spending time with her family and golden retriever, Teddy, at the beach.


Kailee Marshall

Kailee Marshall

Passionate music educator, dedicated teacher, and avid audiobook listener. Kailee is a motivated music educator teaching in Perth, Western Australia. Kailee currently teaches full-time at a public primary school and directs a classroom Music program, Pre-primary Music program, two choirs, instrumental program and school band. As if the little students don’t keep her busy enough, she has recently started teaching the big students at The University of Notre Dame’s Fremantle campus.

Kailee was first exposed to the Orff Schulwerk approach during her university studies, and has been hooked ever since. Kailee has completed her Orff Level 4, and was fortunate enough to travel on a scholarship through the Public Education Foundation to Salzburg, to attend the Summer Course in 2019. It was an experience that she will remember as having felt like returning home to the mothership! Kailee has been involved with WAOSA since 2012 and has served various roles while on the committee. The Orff approach helps Kailee strive for continuous improvement in her pedagogy and she is constantly amazed by how this approach allows her students to express themselves creatively in a way that is inspiring and energising.


Eboney Yapp

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Eboney Yapp has been the Coordinator of Preparatory School Music at Christ Church Grammar School since 2018. As an activeparticipator in the Orff-Schulwerk movement in Australia, Eboney is currently the Vice President of the West Australian Orff-Schulwerk Association (WAOSA), on the Australian National Council for Orff-Schulwerk (ANCOS) and presents at local workshops and Levels courses. She believes all students should have an engaging and holistic Music education which inspires students to develop a life-long love of listening to, participating in and creating music. In her spare time, she sings in Consort Cantare, a female vocal group comprising of six music teachers.


Anita Newhouse

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Anita is currently Head of Music at Grace Christian School in Bunbury. Her teaching experience is diverse, having taught Pre-Kindergarten through to University students in both classical and contemporary contexts.

Anita is passionate about providing all students with the opportunity to experience the joy music making. She has been using the Orff approach for almost 20 years, and is a past committee member of WAOSA. Anita is also Mum to 3 energetic boys, and in her spare time enjoys leading music at church and volunteering for ANCA (WA), as secretary.



  • Members – $80
  • Non-Members – $130
  • Students – $40

*Students must provide proof of enrolment at registration

Registrations close on Saturday 11 of March at 3pm. Please inform us of any dietary requirements upon registration.

WAOSA is committed to keeping you safe. For the health and safety of all participants, if you are unwell, please refrain from attending. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided on the day.