About The EMU Tree

 The EMU Tree facilitates many different workshops. Workshops are flexible in content to suit participants needs.

To explore possible opportunities contact Chris: 0408 364 900, theemutree@gmail.com


Here are some of the recent partners and associated bodies with The EMU Tree.



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Chris Stage photo Blenheim 2015

Chris onstage at the 2015 Blenheim Festival.

Chris has a genuine and driven commitment to empowering young people and developing unique and engaging programs, through the use of music, to accomplish this. The amazing thing, I have found, with these programs, is that students have fun with the process and workshops, whilst learning things they are not even aware that they are learning about. It’s fun, affective teaching, and it has the ability to transcend age, ability, behavioural challenges and creates a great team environment. I cannot advocate highly enough for the benefits I have witnessed Chris deliver to young people in our region.

Any program that Chris and The EMU Tree are engaged in is going to be well worth the effort.”– Kirsty Hage, Manager, Community and Culture, Barossa Council. Jan 2015.


July 3 Day BACC Group shot

“My commitment to providing positive experiences and engagement is paramount in every workshop that I facilitate” – Christian Teusner / Founder The EMU Tree

The EMU Tree, Education and Music in Unison was founded in 2012 by Barossa born Christian Teusner who returned to South Australia from living and working in Europe for the past 20 years. Christian is passionate and committed to delivering quality creative music and multimedia education services and experiences which can be powerful and far-reaching at all ages and levels.

Christian was director/owner and head tutor for the highly successful Createschool Ltd,  Songschool Ltd  and Troy Horse Music Ltd which was based in Balbriggan, Co Dublin, Ireland. The team consisted of 19 highly trained and passionate tutors all committed to educating and developing the next generation of young musicians.

With over 15 years experience in education delivering in excess of 1700+ workshops to thousands of primary and secondary students in Ireland, Germany, Spain, Croatia and now Australia. Christian was also responsible for developing and facilitating many Youth Music Development Programmes / Mentoring Programmes for County Councils and Arts Services, Special Needs Workshops, Drug Awareness Workshops, Intergenerational Workshops, Creative English Workshops in Barcelona and is responsible for implementing and delivering the highly regarded Learn and Explore Music Camps at The National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Christian has presented workshops for Apple Inc. Regional Training Conferences in the UK, regularly presented at the Irish Post Primary Music Teachers Association annual conferences in Ireland, and attended many CPD conferences in the UK (Music Learning Live) and Sweden (ISME).

As a musician with over 25 years experience he has worked and toured in Australia, Ireland, England, France, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Thailand and the USA.

Currently Christian is working with Adelaide based ambient dance act “Zeequil” who performed at the 2016 Womad Festival and continually records for numerous artists back in Ireland and locally in Australia.

Some of the legendary artists that Christian has worked with include, Producer Steve Albini (Nirvana. Iggy Pop, Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies, Page and Plant, Shellac), Producer and Musician Donal Lunny (Planxty, Moving Hearts, Sinead O’Connor), Paul Thomas (U2 Producer), Iain Archer (Ivor Novello Winner, Snow Patrol), Eamonn Dowd and the Racketeers, Glen Hansard (The Swell Season & The Frames), Meritas – Croatian pop duo just to name a few.

Based on this wealth of experience Christian is now facilitating these educational and engaging workshops. The response to the workshops has been overwhelming and is continuing  to grow and develop statewide and nationally.

The demand for The EMU Tree workshops is very apparent with limited availability for the remaining calendar year and workshops currently booking well into 2018.

The EMU Tree workshops are a great fun way for students to develop;

  • self confidence and awareness,
  • self expression,
  • sense of achievement and ownership,
  • interpersonal skills, communication skills,
  • collaboration and skill sharing / teamwork,
  • continued learning,
  • songwriting skills,
  • recording skills,
  • performance skills,
  • production skills,
  • musicality,
  • creative melody,
  • exploring sounds,
  • production knowledge,
  • options for careers in music,
  • master classes (instrument and industry)
  • opportunity for students to maximise their potential in all of the above,
  • and are non exclusive.

The EMU Tree provides all the necessary equipment for workshops, and as there are countless possibilities for workshop content Christian can tailor a specific program to meet your student needs.

If you would like more information call or email Christian at;

mobile: 0408 364 900

email: theemutree@gmail.com


Christian Teusner RAN Certificate 2015 - 17KI APRIL Paper

Messenger Article August 2016

The Leader Newspaper article 1st October 2014.


The Leader Newspaper article 2nd April 2014.


The Leader Newspaper article 29th January 2013.


The Leader Newspaper article 19th June 2013.

Below is a list of some of the schools and organisations that have engaged Christian Teusner over the years. Many of these would participate in multiple workshops on an annual basis and would consider the workshops to be a highlight of their school year. 

Abbey College Co Waterford, Ireland,

Abbey Community College Co Roscommon, Ireland,

Adelaide Hills Council,

Ajuntament el Prat De Llobregat Barcelona Spain,

Angaston Primary School South Australia,

Anglicare SA, South Australia,

Apple Regional Training Conferences UK,

Ard Scoil Chiarain Naofa Co Offaly, Ireland,

Ardgillan VEC Co Dublin, Ireland,

Ardscoil Mhuire Co Galway, Ireland,

Ardscoil Phadraig Co Longford, Ireland,

ArdScoil Rath Iomghain Co Kildare, Ireland,

Arts Centre Port Norlunga South Australia,

Artscope Co Dublin, Ireland,

Athlone Community College Co West Meath, Ireland,

Barossa Arts and Convention Centre, South Australia,

Barossa Council, South Australia,

Barossa ICAN South Australia,

Barossa Music Centre, South Australia,

Barossa YAC South Australia,

Balbriggan Community College Co Dublin, Ireland,

Balbriggan Co Council, Ireland,

Balbriggan Educate Together Co Dublin, Ireland,

Ballysax National School Co Kildare, Ireland,

Ballymahon Vocational School Co Longford, Ireland,

Barossa Music Centre South Australia,

Belmullet Community School Co Cavan, Ireland,

Belvedere College Co Dublin, Ireland,

Blackrock College Co Dublin, Ireland,

Blakestown Community School Co Dublin, Ireland,

Blakestown Scoil Muire Co Dublin, Ireland,

Bridgetown VEC Co Wicklow, Ireland,

C.B.S. Roscommon Co Roscommon, Ireland,

Calasanctius College Co  Galway, Ireland,

Carndonagh Community College Co Donegal, Ireland, 

Carclew House, Nth Adelaide, Sth Australia.

Castleknock College Co Dublin, Ireland,

Castlepollard Community College Co West Meath, Ireland,

Castlerea Community School Co Roscommon, Ireland,

Castletroy College Co Limerick, Ireland,

CBS Enniscorthy Co Wexford, Ireland,

CBS Nenagh Co Tipperary, Ireland,

CBS New Ross Co Waterford, Ireland,

City of Burnside, South Australia,

City of Marion, South Australia,

City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters, South Australia,

City of Onkaparinga South Australia,

City of Prospect, South Australia,

City of West Torrens, South Australia,

Club 5082, South Australia,

Col Cois Life Lucan Co Dublin, Ireland,

Col Ris Dundalk Co Louth, Ireland,

Colaiste Ailigh Co Donegal, Ireland,

Colaiste Anchraoibhin Fermoy Co Cork, Ireland,

Coláiste Chiaráin Co Dublin, Ireland,

Colaiste Chroi Mhuire An Spideal Co Galway, Ireland,

Colaiste Eanna CBS Co Dublin, Ireland,

Colaiste Choilm Co Offaly, Ireland,

Colaiste Cholmcille Co Donegal, Ireland,

Colaiste Cholmcille Co Galway, Ireland,

Colaiste Cois Life Co Dublin, Ireland,

Colaiste Einde Salthill Galway, Ireland,

Colaiste Iosagain Co Dublin, Ireland,

Colaiste Iosagain Port Arlinton Co Laois, Ireland,

Colaiste Mhuire Co West Meath, Ireland,

Coláiste Mhuire Co Clare, Ireland,

Colaiste Muire Co Galway, Ireland,

Colaiste Pobal Senanta Co Dublin, Ireland,

Colaiste Ris Co Limerick, Ireland,

Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre, City of Marion, South Australia,

Coolmine Community School Co Dublin, Ireland,

Country Arts SA, South Australia,

Cove Youth Services, South Australia,

CSN  Co Cork, Ireland,

Catholic University School Co Dublin, Ireland,

Deele College Co Donegal, Ireland,

Digital Crea8or, Ireland,

Dominican College Co Dublin, Ireland,

Dominican College Co Galway, Ireland,

Drogheda Grammar Co Louth, Ireland,

Droichead Arts Centre Co Louth, Ireland,

Dublin Rural Leader, Ireland,

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Ireland,

Dunmore Community School Co Galway, Ireland,

Employment Directions South Australia, 

Enfield Community Centre South Australia,

Enniscorthy VEC Co Wexford, Ireland,

Expressway Arts, South Australia,

Faith Lutheran College South Australia,

Falls Rd Community Centre Belfast Nth Ireland,

Federation of Music Collectives Co Dublin, Ireland,

Fingal County Council, Ireland,

Firhouse Community College Co Dublin, Ireland,

Freeling Primary School South Australia,

Gael Colaiste Cheatharlach Co Carlow, Ireland,

Gael Colaiste Mhuire Co Cork, Ireland,

Gairmscoil Mhuire / Athenry Voc School Co Galway, Ireland,

Gallen Community School Co Offaly, Ireland,

Galway Community College Co Galway, Ireland,

Glenamaddy Community School Co Galway, Ireland,

Glenstal Abbey Co Limerick, Ireland,

Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School South Australia,

Gorey Community School Co Wexford, Ireland,

Gormanstown College Co Meath, Ireland,

Gort Community School Co Galway, Ireland,

Grange Community School Co Dublin, Ireland,

Hamra Centre Library, South Australia,

Hartstown Community School Co Dublin, Ireland,

Heywood Community School Ballinakill Co Laois, Ireland,

Holy Faith – Clontarf Co Dublin, Ireland,

Holy Faith – Killester Co Dublin, Ireland,

Holy Rosary College Co Galway, Ireland,

Holy Rosary National School Co Dublin, Ireland,

HYPA – Helping Young People Achieve, South Australia,

Irish Music Network, Ireland,

IMRO – Irish Music Rights Organisation, Ireland,

Junction Australia South Australia,

Kapunda High School South Australia,

Kapunda Primary School South Australia,

Kenmare CBS Co Kerry, Ireland,

Kerry Co Council, Ireland,

Kilberry National School Co Kildare, Ireland,

Kildare Arts Service, Ireland,

Killina Presentation Secondary School Co Offaly, Ireland,

Killorglin Community School Co Kerry, Ireland,

Largy College Co Monaghan, Ireland,

Larkin College Co Dublin, Ireland,

Light Pass Primary School South Australia,

Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan Co Dublin, Ireland,

Loreto College St Green Co Dublin, Ireland,

Loreto College Bray Co Dublin, Ireland,

Loreto College Foxrock Co Dublin, Ireland,

Loreto Secondary School Fermoy Co Cork, Ireland,

Loreto College Mullingar Co West Meath, Ireland,

Lyndoch Primary School South Australia,

Malahide Community College Co Dublin, Ireland,

Mannum Community College, South Australia,

Maynooth Boys National School Co Kildare, Ireland,

Marist College Co West Meath, Ireland,

Mary Immaculate Lisdoonvarna Co Clare, Ireland,

Maryfield College Co Dublin, Ireland,

Meán Scoil An Chlochair Co West Meath, Ireland,

Meán Scoil Mhuire Co Longford, Ireland,

Mercy College Co Waterford, Ireland,

Mercy Heights Secondary School Co Cork, Ireland,

Mercy Secondary School Co Longford, Ireland,

Middleton CBS Co Cork, Ireland,

Mid Murray Council, South Australia,

Milltown Community School Co Kerry, Ireland,

Mission Australia South Australia,

Mitchell Park neighbourhood Centre, City of Marion, South Australia,

Moate Community School Co West Meath, Ireland,

Mountrath Community School Co Laois, Ireland,

Moville Community College Co Donegal, Ireland,

Moyne Community School Co Longford, Ireland,

Mt Anville Secondary School Co Dublin, Ireland,

Mt Temple School Co Dublin, Ireland,

Music Learning Live, UK Education Conferences,

The National Concert Hall Dublin, Ireland,

National Youth Week 2014, South Australia,

National Youth Week 2015, South Australia,

Nenagh Vocational School Co Tipperary, Ireland,

Newpark Comprehensive School Co Dublin, Ireland,

North Kildare Educate Together, Ireland,

Nuriootpa High School, South Australia, 

Nuriootpa Primary School South Australia,

Oakbank Area School, South Australia,

Office for Youth, South Australia,

Onkaparinga Youth Service, South Australia,

Old Bawn Community School Co Dublin, Ireland,

Our Lady’s Bower Co West Meath, Ireland,

Our Ladys Secondary School Templemore Co Tipperary, Ireland,

Per Cent for Art Scheme Dublin County Council, Ireland,

Pobal Scoil Rosmini Co Dublin, Ireland,

Portmarnock Community College Co Dublin, Ireland,

Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, South Australia,

Portumna Community School Co Galway, Ireland,

Post Primary Music Teachers Association of Ireland,

Presentation College Listowel Co Kerry, Ireland,

Presentation College Co Wexford, Ireland,

Presentation College Co Galway, Ireland,

Presentation Secondary School Co Galway, Ireland,

Prospect Digital Hub, South Australia,

PSN Co Dublin, Ireland,

Rathdown School Co Dublin, Ireland,

Re – Engage Youth Services, South Australia,

Regina Mundi Co Cork, Ireland,

Relationships Australia SA,

Redeemer Lutheran School South Australia,

Remember Us Special Needs Group Balbriggan, Ireland,

Reynella Youth and Enterprise Centre South Australia,

Rice College Co Clare, Ireland,

Riverbank Arts Centre Co Kildare, Ireland,

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre Co Dublin, Ireland,

Rural Dublin Leader Company Co Dublin, Ireland,

Rockwell College Co Tipperary, Ireland,

Roscommon Community College Co Roscommon, Ireland,

Royal and Prior Co Donegal, Ireland,

Sacred Heart College Co Cork, Ireland,

Sacred Heart Secondary School Co Offaly, Ireland,

Sancta Maria College Co Dublin, Ireland,

Sandy Creek Primary School South Australia,

Scariff Community College Co Galway, Ireland,

Scoil Airegail Co Kilkenny, Ireland,

Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiaráin Co Galway, Ireland,

Scoil Mobhi Co Dublin, Ireland,

Scoil Mhuire Co Roscommon, Ireland,

Scoil Mhuire Co Cork, Ireland,

Scoil Mhuire Junior Co Kildare, Ireland,

Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon Co Clare, Ireland,

Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Co Cork, Ireland,

Scoil Phobail Co Galway, Ireland,

Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara Co Galway, Ireland,

Scoilmuire Gan Smal Co Roscommon, Ireland,

Skerries Community College Co Dublin, Ireland,

Sligo Grammar Co Sligo, Ireland,

South Dublin Co Council, Ireland,

St Aloysius College Co West Meath, Ireland,

St Als College Co Cork, Ireland,

St Angelas College Co Cork, Ireland,

St Attracta’s Tubercurry Co Sligo, Ireland,

St Brendan’s Training Centre Co Galway, Ireland,

St Brigids Vocational School Co Galway, Ireland,

St Brogans College Co Cork, Ireland,

St Caimans Co Clare, Ireland,

St Davids Greystones Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Ferghals Rathdowney Co Laois, Ireland,

St Farnan’s Post Primary School Co Kildare, Ireland,

St Finian’s College Co West Meath, Ireland,

St Fintans School Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Gerards Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Jakobi Lutheran School South Australia,

St Jarlath’s College Co Galway, Ireland,

St John The Evangelist National School Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Joseph Secondary School Rush Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Joseph’s College Co Galway, Ireland,

St Joseph’s College Co West Meath, Ireland,

St Joseph’s Secondary School Co West Meath, Ireland,

St Josephs College Borrisoleigh Co Tipperary, Ireland,

St Josephs drogheda Co Louth, Ireland,

St Josephs Nenagh Co Tipperary, Ireland,

St Josephs Spanish Point Co Clare, Ireland,

St Kevins Arklow Co Wicklow, Ireland,

St Kierans College Co Kilkenny, Ireland,

St Killians Community School Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Killians Senior National School Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Louis High School Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Mary’s Charleville Co Cork, Ireland,

St Mary’s Mallow Co Cork, Ireland,

St Mary’s Middleton Co Cork, Ireland,

St Mary’s Secondary School Co Cork, Ireland,

St Mary’s Secondary School Macroom Co Cork, Ireland,

St Marys Ballisodare Co Galway, Ireland,

St Marys Secondary School Edenderry Co Offaly, Ireland,

St Marys Drogheda Co Louth, Ireland,

St Marys Marist College Dundalk Co Louth, Ireland,

St Marys Secondary School Holy Faith Convent Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Marys Sec Sch Newport Co Tipperary, Ireland,

St Olivers Rathmullen Co Louth, Ireland,

St Pauls College Co Galway, Ireland,

St Pauls Secondary School Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Pauls Secondary School Raheny Co Dublin, Ireland,

Stratford College Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Patricks College Co Cavan, Ireland,

St Patricks Senior School Corduff Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Peters College Dunoyne Co Meath, Ireland,

St Raphaels College Co Galway, Ireland,

St Peters Lutheran College, Indooroopilly, Queensland.

St Tiernans Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Vincents CBS Glasnevin Co Dublin, Ireland,

St Vincents Secondary School Co Cork, Ireland,

St Brigid’s School Co Galway, Ireland,

St Cuan’s College Co Galway, Ireland,

St Mary’s College Co Galway, Ireland,

St Mel’s College Co Longford, Ireland,

St Brendan’s Community School Co Offaly, Ireland,

St Josephs Garbally College Co Galway, Ireland,

SYX, Southern Youth Exchange South Australia,

Sutton Park High School Co Dublin, Ireland,

Swan Reach Country Music Festival 2015, South Australia,

Tallaght Community Arts Co Dublin, Ireland,

Tanunda Lutheran School South Australia,

Tanunda Primary School South Australia,

The Grainstore Co Dublin, Ireland,

Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre South Australia,

Touch Ireland Charity, Ireland,

Town of Walkerville, South Australia,

Tramore CBS Co Wexford, Ireland,

Truro Primary School South Australia,

Tuam Vocational School Co Galway, Ireland,

Tullamore College Co Offaly, Ireland,

Tullow Community School Co Carlow, Ireland,

Tymon Bawn Community Centre Co Dublin, Ireland,

Ursuline Sligo Co Sligo, Ireland,

Ursuline Secondary School Co Cork, Ireland,

VEC Bunclody Co Wexford, Ireland,

VEC Enniscorthy Co Wexford, Ireland,

Wexford CBS Co Wexford, Ireland,

Wexford Youth Community Group, Ireland,

Williamstown Primary School South Australia,

Youth Connections, South Australia,

Youthreach Groups Nationwide, Ireland,

Zirkus Zack Berlin Germany.

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