Purpose and History

The meaning of ‘Zeal’ is passion, or to be enthusiastic about something. ZealArts aims to provide resources and training for the arts, run by educators who hold this fervour. The ZealArts philosophy is to enhance and/or encourage this passion in students and teachers.

Products and workshops

ZealArts products are resources for students and teachers for the arts. Workshops are designed to assist students and teachers to gain a deeper understanding in preparation for an examination, or the improve skills.

About Helene

Helene Galettis is the bestselling author of ‘Musical Concepts’ published by Jacaranda in 2009 and is the sole author of the senior textbook aimed at NSW Music 1 students. This resource has assisted music students and teachers around NSW and nationally.

Helene is an accomplished music educator, both junior and secondary, as well as university level with pre-service teachers. She has experience in leading a Creative and Performing Arts department within a secondary school in NSW, and has taught in a combination of primary, secondary and performing arts schools. Helene was a targeted graduate and has experience in the NSW systems of: State School Public Education System; Sydney Catholic Schools and the Independent System.

Her dedication to Music Education resulted as a finalist for the 2008 ASG Inspirational Teacher Awards as part of the National Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Helene writes education resources for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra ‘Meet the music’ program, as well as for the Sydney Opera House education unit.

Helene is highly experienced in most areas involving the Board of Studies; BOSTES and NESA.

She is a presenter at various HSC workshops for teachers and students around New South Wales.

In 2016, Helene was selected as the Music Advisor to the National Council of Women, NSW.

Helene has self-published Musical Elements & Concepts: Student Book; Musical Elements & Concepts: Student Workbook and Musical Elements & Concepts: Teacher Resource.

Helene is the managing director of the publishing company ‘ZealArts Enterprises Pty Ltd’, a company aimed at resources for the support of the arts.

Our Books

ZealArts books aim to support teachers and students in the arts. The books are thorough and detailed in content for students and teachers. Visual, audio and interactive methods are often used to convey this information to teachers and students. Some resources provide complete suggested responses for teacher use. The ZealArts website offers a personal login for all electronic books.

Charts & Posters

ZealArts offers educational posters that are well designed and captivating for any arts classroom. These engaging posters clarify educational components, as well as create a welcoming atmosphere.

It was so refreshing back in 2009 on the release of ‘Musical Concepts’. Over the last 8 years or so I have noticed an increase in quality of Aural responses across the board and I strongly believe Helene’s book has played a major role in this. On it’s release, Music teachers and students finally had a departure point and scaffold to guide and support the unpacking of the 6 Concepts of music. The mind maps are an amazing tool for visual learners and in our school, it is great for our students with non-English speaking backgrounds. The analysis and terminology explanations are great for those that want more definition and detail. We have nicknamed it the ‘Bible of Concepts’. Greg Thwaites Head Teacher Performing Arts FAIRVALE HIGH SCHOOL
The Music text by Helene Galettis is the most in depth and in detail textbook available for preparation for the NSW Music 1 Aural examination. The students found that the musical example sound bites and concepts mind maps to be particularly useful. Stella Levinsky - Music Teacher Chatswood High School
This is a fantastic resource for students and staff. Each musical concept is explained in detail with clear examples of all features presented. Listening examples are provided, as well as past HSC questions and tips for sitting exams. And don’t think that this book is only for Music 1 students, it will quickly become an indispensable part of your departments programs. David Gresham Director of Music St Catherine’s School, Waverley
Helene Galettis text is our main HSC text for Music 1. The teachers and students have found it well-organised and thorough. The book has great audio samples in soundbites highlighting musical terms, as well as chapter listening activities Dev Gopalasamy Head of Performing Arts Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview
The workshop was highly informative and inspirational for the students. It provided the students with a variety of approaches for structuring a written response in the aural exam. Additionally it provided an extra opportunity for students to practice their aural skills. Stella Levinsky - Music Teacher Chatswood High School
The Aural workshop our teacher organised was very helpful. I left feeling much more confident about the concepts of Music. The workshop was highly informative and engaging, with many different activities to help us understand each part of the concept. We even had a chance to ask about specific parts that we found difficult. Eg. Polyphonic, I now understand! Chatswood High School Year 12 Music 1 Student