May 24, 2019

Musicnet Summary 24 May 2019


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Around NZ today there are students striking for Climate Change, and next week many teachers will be striking for the PPTA claim.


Another way to help change happen is to be part of the national organisation of Music Educators. MENZA organises our bi-annual conference, PLD events around the country, the Tune Me In Magazine, lobbies government for the support of the arts, and like all great organisations, is bound by a constitution and thus must hold an Annual General Meeting. This year, it’s on the 30th June in AKL, and we are holding three workshops prior to the AGM. If you’re able to, I’d encourage you to think about joining MENZA, joining the board, or making it to the AGM or the Conference in CHCH in October.


Summary to 24 May 2019

Thread of the week was a LH guitarist playing RH upside down….

A close second was recommendations for strong guitar and XLR cables.


General (for all Music Levels)

Nominate a teacher of the year for the VNZMA.

Register your school to participate in the national Hook-line-and-sing-a-long on 31st May and win some great prices.

What do you use to film performances? Some great advice on actual cameras is in this thread.

Does anyone have experience working with keeping voices safe in a Kapa Haka context?

Katrina is wanting 30 sec responses about Music and Performing Arts Teacher workload for a PPTA paper.

Discussion of Modern Learning Environments.

Clive shared some help with literacy and music via his Contemporary Music Course video updates.



‘Piano Man’ on a Harmonica for Level 1 NCEA? Have you assessed Harmonica before?

Help with a review of a Music Technology Course.


Professional Development and Events

Tomorrow! 25 May NZ Music Month Summit in AKL.

Massey University regional commercial workshops are on.

Kahurangi NZ Maori Dance Company is touring in the Waikato 27-31st May.

Bic Runga Songwriting workshops 6-8 July in CHCH.

An Iliad with Michael Hurst and Shane P Carter – 7 June in AKL.

MENZA NoE Workshops Afternoon and AGM 30 June in AKL.

Jazz on the Road around NZ.

AKL Jazz Competition entries are now open.

NZSM Young Musicians Program Module 2 is now open, with registrations closing 31st May.



ITM Piano short-term in AKL.

Secondary Classroom Music at Otahuhu College in AKL.

0.4 Northcote Intermediate – Maternity leave in AKL.


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