Friday 6 May – Auckland MENZA PD Day
Dilworth Junior Campus, Remuera, Auckland
9:00-10:25am CHOOSE BETWEEN
10:55-12:20pm CHOOSE BETWEEN
1:55-3:30pm CHOOSE BETWEEN
4:00pm–5:30pm Kiwileles Workshop – Maria Winder & Mary Cornish
Single Workshop (Friday 6 May Auckland MENZA PD Day- apart from Kiwileles – free)
Full Day (Friday 6 May Auckland MENZA PD Day)
Aotearoa Teachers’ Choir Saturday 7 May
REGISTER HERE for the PD day and / or Aotearoa Teachers’ Choir
9:00-10:25am CHOOSE BETWEEN
Celia Stewart – Playful Music Making
Children love playing with musical instruments-both tuned and untuned-and the act of playing promotes development in so many different ways- musical, physical, social and cognitive. Participants in this workshop will experience a range of different ways early childhood teachers can incorporate instruments into their daily programme in fun, interactive and creative ways that explore the elements and foster learning. Celia has been involved in music education all her life and is currently Music Director of the Christchurch School of Music. A former Chair of MENZA, she is a regular presenter of workshops in early childhood and primary music education throughout NZ and in 2013 she completed a Masters Degree in education majoring in Orff Schulwerk
Dr David Lines – Building contemporary musicianship skills
This workshop examines the musical skills required in ‘contemporary’ music like jazz and popular music. A series of activities are suggested as ways to build skills required for active music making. Some activities are drawn from age-old methods like Orff/Kodaly/Dalcroze, but are fashioned towards contemporary settings and contexts such as basic pulse work, jazz rhythms, building combined rhythm grooves, different forms of improvisation, chord cycles, melody shaping, and visual/sound/narrative combos. Suitable from primary up to junior secondary. David Lines is an Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Auckland. He also composes music, plays jazz piano and sings in a community choir. David has taught music at intermediate, secondary and tertiary levels.
Martin Emo – Updates to Level 1, 2 and 3 externals
Martin will present on updates to Level 1, 2 and 3 externals. Including some new resources and check sheets created by NZQA. Exemplars for the changed internal L3 AS91422 will be shared too. Martin graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Music in Musicology and Electro-acoustic Composition. This led to time being an electronic specialist for NZ Rockshops when he sold, repaired and supported a variety of clients from Djs and churches to schools and professional studios. After completing his Teaching Diploma he began teaching in the Far North of New Zealand, followed by time teaching TESOL in Central America. Martin is currently Teacher in Charge of Music at Waimea College, the New Zealand TKI Arts Online Musicnet Community Facilitator, and a MENZA board member. He is passionate about using ICT to increase student outcomes, save time and reduce stress for teachers. An avid vinyl DJ, one of his current music projects integrates a Native Instruments Maschine 2 with Live Synths, Trumpet and Guitar. Delysse Glynn is the moderater for all internal NCEA Music standards assessed in NZ secondary schools and will also be in attendance.
Judith Bell – Technical Support and Practice Ideas for ITMs
Judith will share a short, to-the-point slideshow on practising, as well as some of the most popular current technology teachers are using to support lessons and communication. Judith runs the Chisnallwood Music programme in Christchurch. She has a MusB in composition, is a member of IRMT teaching mainly wind, and currently performs in a variety of bands. She is chair of Music Education Canterbury and co-organises the ChCh Big Band Festival and StrumStrikeBlow Festival.
10:25 – 10:55am Morning tea
10:55 -12:20pm CHOOSE BETWEEN
Chris and Mary will take you through songs and games that will help build foundational music skills in your Year 1/2 classes and beyond. Packaged in 15 minute teaching sequences that can be easily integrated into the general classroom programme, the emphasis will be on practical engagement to give all teachers confidence in implementing fun and focussed mini music lessons. There will be opportunity to discuss underlying pedagogy, resources and assessment. Mary and Chris between them have many years experience in teaching music at all levels of primary school. Both are actively involved in community music as well as promoting quality music education in schools.
Many years of practical experience as an active and in demand music producer & composer in the local creative industries has provided Matthew with a varied set of skills and insights that he has been continuously moulding and repackaging into the realm of music education. Many songwriting students and classes he has previously mentored have gone on to win or place in national songwriting competitions. With a focus on new, unorthodox and innovative ways of looking at fundamental musical concepts, as well as utilising the world of modern technology that children themselves are growing up in, this workshop is a unique opportunity to tap into new concepts and ideas that you can implement in your own music education work. Anonymouz (Matthew Faiumu Salapu) is a Music Producer, Composer, Sound Designer & Teaching Artist who has worked widely within the NZ Urban Commercial and Underground music scene, scored for numerous commissioned Film, Television and Radio projects as well as musically directed many large live events. A NZ born Samoan proudly raised in South Auckland, he is a popular pedagogical figure who has also taught many music education workshops for numerous schools and organisations around NZ, Australia & Samoa; he is also the Music Director for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s International Music Council/ UNESCO Award winning Hip Hop & Classical Music Programme “APO Remix”.
Philip Hornblow – Write that Essay
“Some of the best PD I have ever attended, hands on, practical and able to be immediately implemented into the classroom” Tim Randle HOLA Music Manurewa High School
Developed by educator and author Dr Ian Hunter, the programme is anchored in Dr Ian’s unique skill-based approach to the cross-curriculum development of writing ability. We deliver the total package: from award-winning online software through to expert professional development to cutting-edge diagnostic tools. Our specialist educators work in schools in New Zealand and internationally to build teacher capacity and impact a generation of students. As an experienced classroom teacher and external marker, Philip has been alarmed at the continued decline in the standard of academic writing at all levels in secondary schools. “It is obvious today that fewer students have the ability and skills to write in a sophisticated style that displays perception, independent reflection, and convincing communication. It is our duty to provide our students with the skills and capabilities to empower them to not only improve their writing, but to be confident to succeed in writing in all disciplines. We can make a difference; but we need to learn new skills and strategies ourselves to make this happen”. Philip has been involved in secondary teaching for over 35 years. In that time he has been an examiner, panel leader and marker of senior Geography from S.C. to L3 and more recently , Scholarship. He has been a H.O.D. a D.P. and a SCT as well as practicum coordinator.
Jennifer Weigel – On the spot repairs with brass and woodwind
This clinic is designed to help save time, money, and frustration by showing teachers what they can safely do on their own as either a quick or temporary fix on brass and woodwind instruments and what tools to keep on hand for the job. Teachers will also learn to identify issues that are best left to a professional technician as well as preventative measures to keep instruments safe. We will also discuss what to look for when purchasing or hiring instruments in order to find the most cost effective and suitable instruments for the situation. As a high school job, Jennifer started off at Senseney Music in Kansas as the repair department’s assistant. After a brief lay-over in Texas, she returned to Senseney Music where a wonderfully talented team of technicians apprenticed her in repairing and restoring woodwind, string, and brass instruments while she also attended university, completing her BA in Music. Eight years later Jennifer moved to New Zealand to repair for KBB music, specializing in flute, clarinet, double reeds, and orchestral strings. Since moving to Aotearoa, Jennifer has also started building ‘High Note NZ”, an organization that is designed to support and grow music education in New Zealand through lessons, clinics, and other support services.
12:20 – 1:20pm Lunch
1:20 – 1:55pm
1:55 -3:30pm CHOOSE BETWEEN
Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen – Mind That Song
Singing is an integral part of early childhood education, yet many early childhood teachers feel self-conscious when they sing. This workshop combines mindfulness techniques (being present in the moment and letting go of past worries or negative thoughts) with group singing. It is based on research carried out by Dr Swain and Dr Bodkin-Allen which has illustrated the positive effect of mindfulness on singing confidence. Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen is Academic Leader for the Bachelor of Contemporary Music and Bachelor of Audio Production at the Southern Institute of Technology in Invercargill. She teaches a variety of courses including music education papers and is passionate about fostering a love of singing for all.
Jeremy Hantler – Taonga Pūoro – Music in the Natural World.
Use materials found in the real world to make music with your children. Many of the skills we practice on contemporary instruments can be applied using taonga such as stones, shells, sticks and leaves. Jeremy draws inspiration from traditional Maori instruments to inspire music making which acknowledges the natural environment. Suitable for those looking to create lessons to: support the physical world science/inquiry strand (eg. the ocean, forest etc.), incorporate a Maori mythology focus, or add an exciting dimension to a school camp by using found sounds. Session inspired by Orff-Schulwerk approach, and directed for those working within early childhood – upper primary age students. All welcome, nau mai haere mai. Jeremy is a music specialist teacher at Edendale Primary School in Sandringham, Auckland and Musical Director for the ONZA Marimba Festival (over 700 children). Jeremy has a BMus Hons (first Class) in Jazz performance Drumming, and is passionate about fostering positive early musical experiences for New Zealand children.
Martin Emo – Notion 5
Martin will present a workshop on how he successfully implemented a complete change of Music notation software (Notion 5) across all levels, at the same time, with low levels of stress and effort. He will also outline the reasons why he has moved away from Sibelius and Guitar Pro. This process contains many tools that can be applied to adopting a #flippedlearning model and BYOD friendly classroom. Martin graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Music in Musicology and Electro-acoustic Composition. This led to time being an electronic specialist for NZ Rockshops when he sold, repaired and supported a variety of clients from Djs and churches to schools and professional studios. After completing his Teaching Diploma he began teaching in the Far North of New Zealand, followed by time teaching TESOL in Central America. Martin is currently Teacher in Charge of Music at Waimea College, the New Zealand TKI Arts Online Musicnet Community Facilitator, and a MENZA board member. He is passionate about using ICT to increase student outcomes, save time and reduce stress for teachers. An avid vinyl DJ, one of his current music projects integrates a Native Instruments Maschine 2 with Live Synths, Trumpet and Guitar.
David Hodkinson – Teaching from iPad
David will be demonstrating how he uses his iPad to support his studio teaching, and the various tools and benefits it provides. Also the process of changing to a paperless studio and good methods and apps for implementing this. David is a professional bassist, and itinerant tutor across Auckland city from Manurewa to Albany. He came through Avondale College under Paul Norman and continued on to the NZSM where he completed his BMus Jazz Perf. He has worked with many of country’s top musicians from Carl Doye, to Hayley Westenra, Kevin Field, Roger Fox and Erna Ferry, original bands dDub, Spiral and Alan Brown Quartet. This is David’s 10th year as an itinerant tutor and 4th year teaching from the iPad.
4:00pm – 5:30pm Kiwileles Workshop – Maria Winder & Mary Cornish
Maria Winder and Mary Cornish, from the New Zealand Ukulele Trust, will introduce the 2016 Kiwileles Songbook. For the past 10 years, the Kiwileles repertoire has provided a complete teaching course for the beginner to intermediate player over a year and the songs can be used for school singing. The majority of the songs are NZ music. They reflect New Zealand’s unique culture and cover a range of musical genres. See their website for more information on how to register your school for The 2016 Kiwileles. If your school has already registered for The Kiwileles you will be able to collect your school’s songbook and CD at this workshop.
REGISTER HERE for the PD day and / or Aotearoa Teachers’ Choir
The NZCF provides a wide range of activities and initiatives designed to support, stimulate and extend choral singers and conductors throughout the country. These include: The NZCF Association of Choral Directors, THE BIG SING, THE KIDS SING, The NZCF SingFest, SOUNZ Choral Composition Awards, Sing Aotearoa Te Puna o te Wairua as well as Regional Workshops.
The choir consists of between 35 and 45 boys aged 8 to 13+ years all of whom have treble voices. The choir is open to boys ages 8 yrs and above whose voices have not changed. Entry is by way of attendance at a full rehearsal followed by an audition by the Director of Music. Boys accepted into the choir start as probationers and are promoted to full choristers Members are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances throughout the year.
The Auckland Girls’ Choir was formed in 1998 to cater for a community need to establish a choir involving girls from approximately 8-16 years of age. The girls come from the greater Auckland area and represent many different ethnic and social backgrounds. Entry to the choir is by audition where both oral skills and musicality are assessed.
AYC is a high-quality, social and enjoyable youth choir. Rehearsals are held at St. Kentigern School, 82 Shore Road, Remuera, each Monday evening between 7.pm-9.pm during the tertiary academic year. Auditions are brief, painless and worthwhile; they consist of an unaccompanied song (selected by the singer), an aural recall test and sight-singing.
The APO Connecting programme provides a wide range of education and outreach activities and concerts, designed to excite and engage audiences across the region and to share the orchestra’s passion for orchestral music. The APO offers a range of educational programmes for schools, including concerts and workshops.
The APPA Music Festival is a time-honoured choral event for primary school children that has been run annually since 1940. It is generally held in the Auckland Town Hall during Term 4. All APPA member schools are eligible to participate.
The festival is an iconic annual event that celebrates the pride and passion of our Maori and Pacific Island communities through cultural song, dance, speech and art. The Diversity Stage allows other ethnic groups to be represented also. ASB Polyfest is generally held in March at the Manukau Sports Bowl, Manukau City.
An Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Ministry for Culture & Heritage partnership, Sistema Aotearoa is based on El Sistema, one of the world’s most successful music and social development programmes. Led by Dr Joseph Harrop and based at Otara Music Arts Centre (OMAC), Sistema Aotearoa involves professionally trained musicians working with students in a community setting in school, after school and in holidays. The programme also involves a partnership with the APO that brings orchestral music to life in this community, involving the children and their families, schools and communities.
The NZ Ukulele Trust aims to ensure that New Zealand children, no matter their circumstances, get to experience the many benefits of being engaged with music. Get your students strumming with the largest ukulele orchestra in the WORLD – usually held at the Waitakare Trust Stadium in December with PD and support provided by the Ukulele Trust throughout the year for teachers.
Orff Schulwerk is a way to teach and learn music. It uses songs, dances, rhymes clapping games and other activities that children like to do. This is the basis for constructing their own music and learning to read and write music. Find out how your students can join in the Marimba Festival at the end of the year (held in the ‘Cloud’) with PD and support provided by ONZA throughout the year for teachers.