July 17 | July 22
Kia ora tātou
This last week I spent time supporting teachers in developing their Music technology skills. They took time out of their busy day, to assess what they are doing, and what they could be doing in the future. Some spoke of the great support that Musicnet is to them, particularly if they’re in an isolated town. Do you know of a music teacher who isn’t on this list? Get them to sign up www.bit.ly/subscribemusicnet. Also the more members we have, and the more active the list is then the breadth and depth of knowledge that can be drawn on is increased. Additionally, regular reports are written and shared with the Ministry of Education to continue the justification of funding this list.
Summary to 2019
Who would have thought that two free timpani would generate so many responses! A timely reminder too, to include your email in the footer of your email so people can reply directly to you.
General (for all Music Levels)
Karen is looking for music posters in different languages. Particularly Pasifika languages, Mandarin and other Asian.
Do you have good ensemble chairs? Which brands last the longest? Ben want’s to know.
WLG Repertory Theatre needs to borrow some Timpani.
Can a level 1 student perform an original rap over a backing track?
Similarly, can a student perform with on pads?
Stephen is looking to buy or borrow resources for L2 and L3 research.
Do you have some good inquiry questions?
Professional Development and Events
Kodaly courses for this year including tasters and for kids.
AKL City Brass Youth Band has openings. The youngest is aged 10!
NZ Middle School Honours Band Festival Sept 16 &17. Expressions of interest are sought for concert bands of any size, and students.
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