Susie Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter
Susie, with a Master of Education from Melbourne University is a music and movement educator, Orff practitioner, jazz musician and award winning composer.
Phil has been composing and performing since an early age, playing guitar and percussion, as well as singing in many bands. Phil is also an accomplished motivational speaker and humourist, award winning script and songwriter as well as a dynamic and high calibre MC.
Susie and Phil have presented and conducted professional development workshops for teachers throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe, USA, Canada and Asia.
They have also presented workshops and concerts at the International Society of Music Education (ISME) conferences in Spain, Malaysia,Italy and as this year in Greece.
Susie and Phil have developed the very popular and award winning
'Welcome to Music' Series of CD's and books, musicals, story books and choral range which is enjoyed extensively by teachers, parents and children of all ages throughout Australia and around the world. Titles include; Rainbows, Trees & Tambourines, Bop in the Bath, Funkey Monkey, Razzamajazz, Boomerang Jam, The Power of You, Move It!’, ‘Anything is Possible’, ‘Sing , Jam & Jive’, ‘Your Stage’ ‘AlphabetZ’ ‘Take Orff with Jazz’ and ‘Take Orff with Recorder’.
They regularly present shows, family music workshops, artist in schools programs, professional development PLAYshops for teachers, performances and their popular ‘Musikeynote’ presentations at conferences.
Over the years, they have been commissioned to write songs for schools and organisations, develop music programs in preschools and schools and direct choral festivals and large scale musical events.
More recently Susie and Phil have set up a not for profit association 'Hearts in Harmony Community Music' (HHCM) -building healthy communities through inclusive music for all ages, faiths and cultures and raise awareness of the importance of active music making in schools and communities everywhere.
HHCM’s mission is to implement sustainable music programs that build capacity and social capital, develop positive connections, enhance health and well being and embrace diversity in a fun, engaging and non threatening environment.
HHCM is a not for profit organisation that sees a special role in assisting those with disabilities and disadvantage as well as primary pre-service and general class teachers, children and members of the public to have a forum for self expression, unlock their innate creative potential and make a difference.
Through collaboration and partnerships with other organisations HHCM aims to
enrich lives through the joy of music, connect us to our hearts and inner beauty and unleash each individuals’ potential to be creative and compassionate human beings.