The Lullaby 



Empowering families through music and community connection


Songs to build a
better world for all 

Through lullabies, music and singing, we build.

We build futures of individuals, families, and children.

We build connections across our communities.

We build bridges between cultures and beliefs.

We build memories that will last a lifetime.


Welcome to the Lullaby Project Australia:

Songs to build a better world for all.

The Lullaby Project Australia 2019

Welcome to Country


The Lullaby Project Australia 2019

Photos by Alison Harker

International Partnership with Carnegie Hall

Originating in New York, the Lullaby Project sees pregnant women and new mothers and fathers collaborate with professional artists, as they write and sing personal lullabies for their babies. Supporting maternal health and strengthening the bond between parent and child, the project now reaches parents in healthcare settings, homeless shelters, high schools, foster care, and correctional facilities across the world.

The Project

First ever Lullaby Project
in Australia

The Lullaby Project Australia was the first of its kind to be established in the country, piloted at four venues across the Onkaparinga region of South Australia in 2019. Culminating in a highly moving and joyous community celebration concert, 25 newly composed lullabies were released into the world, performed by parent song-writers alongside internationally acclaimed ensembles Zephyr Quartet, Aurora Vocal Ensemble and a team of world-class Teaching Artists.

"Inspire to Dream" by Rebecca McLaren 2019 with Julian Ferraretto and Hilary Kleinig

Vision and Scope

This program was developed through a collaboration of multiple partners who all acknowledge the power of music to improve the lives of individuals and communities.

Beyond the initial project period, The Lullaby Project Australia sits within an ongoing broader strategy to increase access to quality music education for all young people, by embedding best-practice Early Years Music opportunities across community services and programs. With the support of SA Department of Human Services, Connecting the Dots in Music is currently leading a period of community consultation and program development to grow the project's reach across diverse communities around South Australia and beyond. 

"You Fill My Heart" Community Lullaby

by O'Sullivan Beach Children's Centre 2019

with Hilary Kleinig and Julian Ferraretto 


Community Impact

"I felt liberated and heard and supported.
I had tears down my face for happiness"

Lullaby Project Australia Partcipant 2019

Delivery Partners

Connecting the Dots in Music

Hackham West Community Centre

O'Sullivan Beach Children's Centre

Taikurrendi Children's Centre

Christie's Beach High School

Our Partners

Funding Partners

Wyatt Trust

Communities 4 Children, Anglicare SA

SA Department of Human Services

City of Onkaparinga

Private donors

Community Partners

Zephyr Quartet

Young Adelaide Voices

Nexus Arts

Soji Learning and Change


Raising Literacy Australia


The Lullaby Project Australia comprises of a collective group of committed partners from diverse sectors. Led by Connecting the Dots in Music, our projects are built and delivered in a way that acknowledges and harnesses the unique strengths, expertise, knowledge and connections existing within each specific community, to ensure maximum engagement, streamlining of resources and highest possible impact for participants.

Connecting the Dots in Music delivers The Lullaby Project Australia as a proud  International Partner of Carnegie Hall. We acknowledge the support and commitment of the Carnegie Hall team to their Social Impact programming.