About the authors Jan Smith and Debbie Sweetman

Jan Smith: Dip T (KPTC); BA (UQ); MREd (ACU); Kodaly Cert (CSM).

Debbie Sweetman: B Music Ed

Debbie, Jan and the other teachers in the mood for a Mozart choir concert which included Debbie’s song Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Kookaburra Song Book page 22).

Debbie, Jan and the other teachers in the mood for a Mozart choir concert which included Debbie’s song Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Kookaburra Song Book page 22).

Bush band:  Jan plays double bass with The Burning Bush Band.

Jan plays double bass with The Burning Bush Band.

Hosanna:  A choir sings Hosanna in the Highest! (Kookaburra Song Book page 24) at the beginning of an outdoor Palm Sunday re-enactment.

Hosanna: A choir sings Hosanna in the Highest! (Kookaburra Song Book page 24) at the beginning of an outdoor Palm Sunday re-enactment.



Jan conducting:  Jan conducts in a Hans Christian Andersen concert.

Jan conducting: Jan conducts in a Hans Christian Andersen concert.



The Beach is Ours to Share (Kookaburra Song Book page 12) was sung by the massed choir of six schools at a Jubilate Deo choir festival.

The Beach is Ours to Share (Kookaburra Song Book page 12) was sung by the massed choir of six schools at a Jubilate Deo choir festival.


Jan’s choir sings Debbie’s song Shekinah Shalom (Kookaburra Song Book page 16) with recorder accompaniment.

Jan’s choir sings Debbie’s song Shekinah Shalom (Kookaburra Song Book page 16) with recorder accompaniment.



Songs by the Sea:  The Beach is Ours to Share (Kookaburra Song Book page 12) featured in this combined schools’ Songs by the Sea choir festival.

Songs by the Sea: The Beach is Ours to Share (Kookaburra Song Book page 12) featured in this combined schools’ Songs by the Sea choir festival.