May 21, 2020

Musicnet Summary to 22 May 2020


Kia ora tātou

The first week back at face-to-face school is drawing to a close. I do hope that you’ve all been able to successfully navigate the challenges that your individual context brings. If you’ve still got questions about Covid-19 and music teaching, head to the MENZA resources page where you’ll find out instrument guidelines. So far 1300 people have downloaded it.

At the highly successful MENZA Music’19 conference in Christchurch last October a series of short interviews were held. A single tip for music teachers was recorded and they have now been edited and are being uploaded each week to the MENZA youtube channel. They are under 2mins long, and perhaps more informative to your teaching that a funny cat video that you would otherwise be looking at.

I’m looking for ideas for the workshops I’ll run in June in my Digital Kaiārahi role. Take 1min to fill out this survey with options for times that will suit you.

Summary to 22nd May 2020

General (for all Music Levels)

MENZA Workshop: Bands and Practical ideas of 0-2yrs of Tuition. Wed 27th May at 7pm.

The Hook Line And Singalong winning song will be streamed at 12:00 midday on Friday 29th May. See the details here to sing along with Sophie!

Some more tips for safely cleaning instruments and shared gear. 

A Corona rhythm sheet that has been doing the rounds of music teachers groups on facebook.

Submit your ideas for workshops with Martin, the MENZA Digital Kaiārahi for June here. 

The Asia New Zealand Foundation has a number of online workshops they are offering.

The Music Lab has some great online activities. Thanks to Shane, the ex Musicnet facilitator for the link.

Karen shared a musical well-being check in you could use as this first week closes.

The NZ Teaching Council is increasing the fees that teachers will need to pay. Head here for more details. 


Learning Ideas (Duncan Ferguson) has released his 2020 NCEA Exam pack. You can use these for your mock exams to generate derived grades. (Please contact him directly rather than replying to this musicnet email.)

Belinda, MENZA Kaiārahi created a Level 1 integrated resource combining composition, score reading and music works.


The KBB Music Festival 2020 is now online. Read here for the changes to how it will look.

The Smokefree Rockquest and Smokefree Tangata Beats is now ON SCREEN for 2020.

Nelson Centre for Musical Arts is streaming lunchtime concerts. Check out the list.

Ngā mihi


Martin Emo

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