Carla Trott is a classroom music specialist committed to teaching and learning using an aural-based, sequential program. She is based in Sydney, Australia and is highly regarded both across Australia and internationally, with regular engagements to present musicianship and pedagogy workshops. Carla is a highly skilled practitioner across the full range of schooling levels from kindergarten through to the senior years. She is currently facilitating a daily integrated literacy and music program at Fort St Public School while developing their strings program. This is part of the Conservatorium High School’s Community Outreach Program where Carla also delivers an intensive and highly specialised program for musically auditioned and academically advanced high school students.

A passionate believer in making quality music education accessible to all, Carla co-founded the Emerging Music Teachers Network in 2015. This group aims to support and mentor early-career music educators and provide resources for best practice.

Carla’s innovative work connecting classroom music learning with beginner instrumental programs, and for establishing the Emerging Music Teachers Network, was recognised in 2019 by the Queensland College of Teachers as she was recipient of the TEACHX Excellence in Teaching award.