May 11, 2024

Using NZ Music to Support Teaching

Article written by: Brenda Oakley

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Music teachers are already doing an amazing job of using New Zealand music to support their teaching and link with the curriculum, with the most common way to engage students being to prepare performances of New Zealand artists’ work. This type of learning is specifically part of the “Communicating and interpreting in music” achievement objective in the arts curriculum.

Preparing performances is a fantastic learning tool. It allows students to hone their skills on a particular instrument with accuracy and fluency, but also to practise ensemble awareness in conjunction with understanding the social dynamics of navigating group practice.

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