For the first time a music teacher in Australia will be awarded an ARIA.
The music teacher of the year award will be part of the 31st ARIA celebrations.
It's now open to any teacher working in a school, kindergarten, early childhood centre, youth centre or private tuition music school running a music program around the country.
Four final nominees will be partnered with one of ARIA's four ambassadors; Jay Laga'aia, Jessica Mauboy, Katie Noonan and Missy Higgins who will head to each music teacher's school to help share their success and story.
To nominate your favourite teacher head HERE.