Music Technology in the Classroom with Katie Wardrobe


Where: Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), Invercargill
When: Monday 19 September 2016
Cost:  Single workshop – $40 for MENZA members, $60 for non-MENZA members.
Both Workshops – $70 for MENZA members, $100 for non-MENZA members.

Workshop 1. iPad Projects for the Music Classroom Hands-On
11:00am – 12:30pm
SIT Downtown Campus, Room 211, 25 Don St.
iPads are a fantastic tool in the music classroom. They are highly portable, multi-functional and there are a wealth of inexpensive creative apps available. This workshop will show you a range of easy, adaptable projects for students of all ages. There will be ideas for the one-iPad classroom as well as for 1:1 iPad programs and everything in between. During the day we’ll focus on the learning outcomes that students can achieve with iPads in the music classroom. We’ll start with a series of creative projects using GarageBand including arranging, composing and storytelling. We’ll then explore sound, composition.

Workshop 2. Interactive Whiteboards in the Music Classroom
1:30pm – 3:00pm
SIT Main Campus, Pounamu Room (above main library), 113 Tay St.
Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) can be a great tool for making music literacy and performance fun and engaging. They are part-regular whiteboard, part-projector screen and part-multimedia tool all rolled into one. This workshop will explore ways in which you can enhance your delivery of music content to students by integrating audio, notation, video and animation. Learn how to adapt and rethink your current activities without having to re-write your curriculum. Discover why it’s not about finding a one-size-fits-all software program and why IWBs are not just for showing Youtube videos! We’ll look at ways you can use your IWB for teaching music literacy skills, delivering aural training exercises, creating bank of learning resources that can be used many times across multiple classes, and creating soundscapes, arrangements or compositions.

About Katie Wardrobe
Katie Wardrobe is recognised internationally as a music technology trainer and consultant with a passion for helping music teachers. She runs workshops, presentations and online training resources which focus on easy ways to incorporate technology – through a range of creative projects – into what teachers are already doing in their music curriculum.


This event is organised by MENZA (Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa) and SME (Southland Music Education). For more details email

Outreach Singing Workshops

Do you like to sing? Come find out about our outreach singing workshops

The Music Outreach Principle focuses primarily on shared, social music-making as a means of promoting well-being, encouraging participation and developing musical skills and knowledge. Outreach Singing enables groups within schools and the wider community to share their music with others, encouraging on-going participation.

Invercargill will host Susan West, from ANU in Canberra to run a series of workshops over the weekend of September 17/18. These are for adults and children to attend. If you enjoy singing and would like to be involved, please download an enrolment form and email it to:

Download the adult enrolment form here: SME Outreach Singing Registration Adult Downlaod the child enrolment form here: SME Outreach Singing Registration Child

Who: Children aged 8 and up, teachers, choir members, music teachers, anyone who enjoys singing!

When: Saturday 17th September, Sunday 18 September

Where: Otatara School, Dunns Road

Cost: FREE for residents of Invercargill and Bluff, thanks to a grant from Creative Communities. For participants who live outside of this area there is a cost of $30 per adult and $5 per child. You are welcome to attend one, two, or all three sessions.

Session 1: Saturday 17th September (Adults)

12:30-1:45: Introduction to Outreach Singing

Session 2: Saturday 17th September (Adults and Children)

2:00-5:30: Singing followed by Outreach visit to local rest home

Session 3: Sunday 18th September (Adults and Children)

1:00-5:00: Singing followed by Outreach visit to local rest home

About Dr Susan West
Associate Professor Susan West is the Artistic Director of the Music Engagement Programme at the Australian National University in Canberra. Susan developed the innovative approach to music education, The Music Outreach Principle, a therapeutic approach that affects the musical lives of over 10,000 adults and children in the ACT, Australia. Assoc. Prof. West’s work has attracted both national and international interest. She has been recognized through various awards, including a National Children’s Week Award, an International Women’s Day Award and a citation for Teaching Excellence from the Carrick Institute. Most recently the Music Engagement Program was recognized for its excellence as a community outreach program through a national awards program run by the Music Council of Australia, as well as an Australian Volunteers Award.

Music Workshop for ECE Teachers

Music Matters in Early Childhood – A Workshop with Celia Stewart
SIT Downtown Campus, Room 211, 25 Don St, Invercargill
When: Sunday 31 July 11:00am – 2:30pm
Cost: $40 for MENZA members, $50 for non-MENZA members

This workshop will explore practical ideas to use in early childhood and will demonstrate how music can impact on every area of children’s development. We will chant, sing, move, play, and listen using a range of props and equipment in a workshop that will send you away with ideas you can incorporate immediately into your programmes.

Celia Stewart has been involved in music education all her life as a primary teacher, flute & recorder teacher, Lecturer in ECE, Primary Music Adviser & Education manager for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, before taking up her current role as Music Director of the Christchurch School of Music. She also works as a music specialist in primary schools and is a regular presenter of workshops in ECE & primary music throughout NZ through her music education consultancy, Tune Into Music. In 2013 she completed a Masters in Education through the University of Waikato specialising in the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education.

This event is organised by MENZA (Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa) and SME (Southland Music Education).


Please note there will be a 30 min break from 12:30-1:00pm. Tea and coffee will be provided, please bring your own lunch. For more details email:

MENZA PD Day Invercargill for ECE Teachers

MENZA – Hook Into Sound – Professional Learning Afternoon

for ECE teachers

Saturday 2nd May 2015, 1pm-5pm

Venue: Southern City Church, 150 Don St, Invercargill


1:00 Welcome and Introductions

1:15 Session 1: Waiata for young children. Bring more te reo into your centre with Andrea Jones

2:15 Session 2 Miniature Ears, Music and Emotion with Hollie Longman

3:15 Afternoon tea (provided)

3:45 Session 3: Classical music for Early Childhood with Sally Bodkin-Allen

Andrea Jones is currently Māori Liaison Officer for Playcentre Southland and has been involved with Māori Culture for over 30 years. Andrea is passionate about preserving Māori Culture with a focus in early childhood education through music. She is studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Music Performance at SIT in order to fulfill another passion and to impart knowledge within the wider community focusing on Māori.

Hollie Longman is passionate about songwriting and is working on seeing more performances of original music happening in the Invercargill community. Hollie is mother to 15 year old Cameron, 6 year old Harriet, and 3 year old Miles. She has watched her own children’s musicality develop through actively encouraging rhythm and pattern play. She recently established all girl covers band Vixen and can be seen performing at many venues in Invercargill.

Sally Bodkin-Allen, like Hollie, has both teenagers and a toddler at home. Teaching at SIT on the Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree has given her many opportunities to become involved in musical activities in the Southland community, including the annual Kids Concerts in May each year. Sally has a background in classical music and lots of ideas on ways to integrate this into an early childhood classroom.

If you would like to know more please contact

Sally Bodkin-Allen:
Ph 021 2607710


MENZA PD Day for Primary School Teachers

MENZA – Hook Into Sound Professional Learning Afternoon 

for Primary School teachers

Saturday 2nd May 2015, 1pm-5:00pm

Venue: Southern City Church, 150 Don St, Invercargill


1:00 Welcome and Introductions

1:15 Session 1: Conducting with Confidence: Getting more out of your school choir with Clare and Di Lenihan

2:15 Session 2: Fitting Music into the Classroom. How to incorporate music into the daily routine with Teresa Monteath

3:15 Afternoon tea (provided)

3:45 Session 3: Keeping it simple, the Primary version – Musical games for school age students, designed specifically for teachers with little to no formal musical training with Kelly Kennedy

4:45 Wrap up

Claire Lenihan and Di Lenihan are both well known in the local music scene. Di is a member of the NZ Choral Federation and has conducted Panache, Verdon’s school choir for many years. Claire has had lots of involvement with choirs and also musical directing and is assistant music director for the Invercargill Musical Theatre’s production of Phantom of the Opera in July.

Teresa Monteath is a teacher at Middle Primary School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Contemporary Music from SIT in 2011 and has always been active in the Invercargill music scene. She can be spotted gigging with all girl band Vixen during the weekends.

Kelly Kennedy runs her own successful music business, the Kennedy School of Music. She has been teaching piano and voice for several years and has recently become more interested in early childhood music since having her own children, 3 year old Lochlan and baby Eden. Kelly holds a Mus B (Hons) degree and is particularly passionate about bringing more music making into the Southland community.

If you would like to know more please contact

Sally Bodkin-Allen:

Ph 021 2607710




About us

Please contact Sally Bodkin-Allen ( if you would like more information or are interested in joining local activites. Membership is FREE, although we do ask that you join MENZA (the national organisation). Sally is a member of the national MENZA Board.