Don’t Stop the Music

Series Editor: Nicholas Dunlop:
Director: Steve Westh
Post Director: Ruth Cullen
Producer: Celia Tait
Broadcaster: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Series Length: 3 x 1 hour
Winner: 2019 Ellie Award for Best Editing Factual Entertainment, Nicholas Dunlop and Lawrie Silvestrin ASE

The science is in – children who play a musical instrument do better academically and socially. But most Australian kids are missing out on this vital part of their education. At Challis Community Primary School, in a disadvantaged suburb of Perth, Principal Lee Musumeci wants to introduce a state of the art singing and instrument program that she hopes will level the playing field.