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Congratulations to the Victorian winner of the 2022 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award

The annual ARIA Awards ceremony is the Australian music industries' night of nights, recognising excellence and innovation across all genres of Australian music and showcasing the best in local talent.

Artists and musicians are celebrated for their achievements in categories ranging from album and song of the year, to best solo artist and group, across contemporary, blues and roots, country, dance, pop, rock, heavy metal, hip hop, R&B, classical and jazz genres.

2022 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award

Every year the public help determine excellence in teaching, and the winner of the 2022 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award was presented to Matt Orchard, Victorian teacher at Apollo Bay P-12 College.

The VIT would like to congratulate Matt for winning the 2022 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award and wish him all the best in his teaching career.

Watch Matt's profile below and see why he was awarded the Australian music industries' top music teacher award.

Who is ARIA?

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a national industry association representing major and independent record producers, manufacturers and distributors, and acting as an advocate for the Australian music industry.

Recognising the influence of Australian music teachers

Behind most artists who make it to the ARIA stage is a dedicated music teacher or mentor. The Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award recognises the incredible contribution of music teachers throughout Australia.

It rewards music teachers for their passion, hard work, creativity and dedication to their students and wider community. By celebrating our amazing music teachers and the exceptional influence they have on students, it also shines a light on the importance of music in education and student engagement.

To view a full list of the ARIA Award 2022 winners, click here.

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