Kylie Payman is a Lead Early Childhood Teacher at Melbourne Girls Grammar School. Beginning her career as a vocal performer and teaching artist, Kylie’s passion for working musically with young children led her to pursue a post graduate early childhood teaching qualification in New Zealand. She went on to work as a music specialist and generalist Early Childhood Teacher at The University of Melbourne Early Learning Centre, while also guest lecturing at Victoria University.
Kylie's philosophy draws on arts-based learning theories and practices, education for sustainability, and Indigenous perspectives. Her teaching is underpinned by the Reggio Emilia approach, whereby young children express themselves multimodally through 'more than 100 languages'. She has co-authored several publications and educational resources, including the recently published Music Composition in Contexts of Early Childhood (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).