MUSIC: Count Us In

Music: Count Us In is Australia’s largest school music initiative, involving hundreds of thousands of stations nationwide each year. It aims to increase the confidence and skills of teachers to deliver more music education in schools. The program was established in 2005 following in response to the National Review of School Music Education (2005) which found that most students miss out on meaningful music education in schools. Fifteen years on the program remains relevant to thousands of Australian schools by addressing a lack of quality music education through provision of accessible and effective resources for teachers and learning and participation activities for students.

“It is an honor to be Garrijimanha (Standing Together) with Music Australia and the Indigenous elders, leaders and knowledge holders of the Yamatji nation, Western Australia, for the 2020 ‘Count Us In’ project.

I’m excited about the social and cultural benefits that will come from this project, and the opportunity we have as a nation, to contribute to the preservation, presentation and recognition of Australian Indigenous culture.” – Chelsy Atkins

Introducing the stage 3 Yamatji Region Resource for the MUSIC: Count Us In project 2020

Campfire Sessions Introduction & The Making Of

Song: 'You Wont Bring Us Down' (Yamatji Remix)

Instrumental Video

'You Wont Bring Us Down' (Yamatji Remix)

Yamatji Storytime

Featuring - Uncle Peter Salmon

Lyric Video

'You Wont Bring Us Down' (Yamatji Remix)

Yamatji Translation Tutorials

Stage 3: Part 1 & Part 2

Yamatji Storytime

Featuring - Uncle Mark Atkins


To view/download Stage 1, Stage 2 & Stage 3 Yamatji Region Resources + many more music resources created for teachers & students

with the MUSIC: Count Us In project.

Register your school at Music Australia by clicking the Music Australia Logo.