Instrumental teachers build awareness with Banaam Page Image Image CaptionOver 100 Instrumental Music teachers attended the training day Page ContentOver 100 Instrumental Music teachers from the South East Region recently participated in a professional development day with cultural intelligence training organisation Banaam to build their own cultural awareness and enrich their students' learning opportunities.Banaam CEO Brendon Meddings said the program elevated teachers' knowledge and understanding of cultural history and the traditional tribal groups across the south east corner of Brisbane. "Banaam takes cultural intelligence, cultural education, leadership, employee engagement and culturally conversant management programs to a whole new level and a wider audience," he said.The day included performances and training from Joshua Slabb, a Bundjalung/Yugambeh man and Kyle Slabb who is a Gudjingburra Bundjalung descendant from the New South Wales far north coast.South East Region Music Co-ordinator Kellie Kremmer said the training provided Instrumental Music teachers with cultural skills through performance and interpretation of traditional song lines, and this will be shared with the 15,000 instrumental music students enrolled in the South East Region as the year progresses."Professional learning like this gives our talented Instrumental Music teachers a chance to expand their knowledge and re-align their foundation skills essential to advanced cultural intelligence, leadership, engagement and team building," she said."This knowledge will be a priceless asset for our teachers and students alike. "We are excited to have developed this workshop with Banaam, which will be presented to Instrumental Music teachers in the South East Region for the first time in Queensland," she said.