Bron Lawson is an experienced and passionate early childhood music educator based in Geelong, Australia. After completing an Honours degree in Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne and a postgraduate Bachelor of Education at Deakin University she developed a particular interest in teaching the very young.
Delivering the early childhood program at the Geelong Youth Choir since 2001, she now also works tirelessly within vulnerable communities to bring the joy of First Steps in Music to young families through parent-child classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
In addition to her extensive work with parents and children, Bron facilitates classroom singing programs and co-directs the NORTH Children’s Choir. Created to provide a pathway of musical excellence, the choir provides training in music theory, vocal and performance skills. The young choristers and their families represent a wide range of cultural backgrounds, including Vietnamese, Liberian, Ghanaian, Karenni, Sudanese, Maori and both Indigenous and white Australian. Families embrace the opportunity to see their children blossom in a musical environment that is nurturing yet challenging.
In 2010, Bron was a founding member of Bluebird Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that delivers quality arts programs that make a real difference in people’s lives. As the Program Manager, her work touches more than 1,000 participants from marginalised communities in the regional city of Geelong, Australia each and every week.
Bron completed the First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege accreditation at Silver Lake College with Dr John Feierabend. She has been instrumental in supporting the work of the Feierabend Association for Music Education in Australia, hosting the Feierabend Summer School in Geelong, Australia in 2017 and 2020.