February 28, 2020

Musicnet Summary to 29 Feb 2020

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Summary to 29 Feb 2020

This list only functions due to the contributions from those who are members. I know many of you really appreciate the discussions, but don’t contribute. That’s fine, but I encourage you to participate once in a while by starting a thread or responding to someone. The more active the list is then the breadth and depth of knowledge that can be drawn on is increased. Additionally, usage stats are included in regular reports to the Ministry of Education to continue the justification of funding this list. An active and growing list shows that this list is valuable, and makes writing those reports easier as I draw on common threads or concerns from the preceding months.


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General (for all Music Levels)

Belinda has shared an appraisal google doc for you to use with ITMs. It also includes a helpful outline you could use with them.

Do you have a good source of quality left-handed guitar chord posters?

The Out of Hours petition is still open for signatures. Please share with anyone you think it relates too.

The Rock Factory in AKL is offering a special deal to tune up your P.A system. 

Pros and Cons of using Soundtrap for Composition was discussed.



Learning Ideas has launched their new Songwriting Resource, an E-Book written by Duncan Ferguson and Ginnie Thorner. It’s 20% off until 22nd March.

Also a reminder if you have any questions about any resources you have purchased from a commercial company (such as Learning Ideas) it’s illegal to share them with other schools.  

An update for the expiring SOND1-3 standards was shared.

Do you have ideas for a Funk, Soul and RnB Level 3 solo piano? 


Professional Development and Events

There is lots of PLD coming up in March and April. Scroll through the MENZA events calendar (and also email admin@menza.co.nz if you want to add an event).


Lower Hutt PLD for up to age 8 teachers, 7 March. 

Otaki PLD, NCEA, BYOD and Music Technology March 13th. 

Hokitika PLD , Sing Play Create March 14th.  

Dunedin PLD, The Art and Psychology of Musical Play March 14th. 

CHCH PLD, Arts Based Learning, March 19th. 

Whanganui PLD, NCEA, BYOD and Music Technology March 20th. 

New Plymouth PLD, NCEA, BYOD and Music Technology March 23rd. 

Conductor Training Weekend in AKL, March 28-29. 

Musical Futures in AKL, March 27-28. 

Te Atatu PLD, Interpreting Māori legends and sound and movement in ECE, April 6th. 

Flute Masterclass 16-18 April in AKL with principal flute of Munich Philharmonic. 

IRMTNZ CHCH is holding a mini-conference 22-24th April.

AKL Arts Festival has school group rates.

Opera in Schools deals are closing soon.



0.6 Music Teacher position at Te Aho O Te Kura Pounamu (formerly The Correspondence School).

Mi World has a 100% remote music teacher position.


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