Dr Jennifer Robinson

Dr Jennifer Robinson


Bachelor of Music Education (Sydney Conservatorium)

Master of Music (Music Education) Sydney Conservatorium/University of Sydney

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sydney Conservatorium/University of Sydney


Arts, Design & Architecture
School of Education

Jenny Robinson has had a long and rewarding career as a secondary school music teacher and Head Teacher in several Department of Education schools across New South Wales, Australia. Since 2011, she has also lectured to pre-service secondary school Music teachers in Music Method at the University of NSW (UNSW). Jenny's recently completed PhD explored the 'factors influencing the working lives of Australian secondary school music teachers'. In 2023 Jenny was appointed as .5 lecturer, working as a Curriculum and Pedagogy Coordinator for the School of Education, UNSW. Jenny is passionate about music education and sustaining secondary teachers throughout their careers.

Room G44 Morven Brown Building
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Robinson JA, 2024, 'Five years in: A case study of an Australian early-career secondary school music teacher', British Journal of Music Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0265051724000093
    Journal articles | 2022
    Robinson JA, 2022, 'So many expectations: A study of Australian early-career secondary school music teachers', Research Studies in Music Education, 44, pp. 86 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1321103X211009328
    Journal articles | 2020
    Robinson J, 2020, 'A national snapshot of early-career secondary school music teachers: Engagement, obstacles and support', Australian Journal of Music Education
    Journal articles | 2020
    Robinson J, 2020, 'Australian super veteran secondary school music teachers: Motivated and valuable', International Journal of Music Education, 38, pp. 226 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0255761420902870

National Award for Excellence in School Music Education, 2008

Outstanding Professional Service Award from the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 2012

Jenny is past Chair and Secretary, and an on-going committee member of the NSW chapter of the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) which promotes advocacy and professional development for music teachers.

My Teaching

EDST 6727 Music Method 1

EDST 6757 Music Method 2