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Musicnet Summary to 13 Sept 2019

Musicnet Summary to 13 Sept 2019

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A busy week on Musicnet, and it seems extra busy in the world of music education. 

Some great links for Te Wiki o te Reo Maori, and other music resources. Make a cup of herbal tea to fend of the lingering…

Musicnet Summary to 6 Sept 2019

Musicnet Summary to 6 Sept 2019

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is next week, and there is a thread here with resources you can use. These will be uploaded to the Teacher Resource Exchange once some more links…

Musicnet Summary to 30 August 2019

Musicnet Summary to 30 August 2019

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Welcome to the newest members of Musicnet. This is probably a good time for many of you to have a look at the guidelines and frequently asked questions listed  View News Item

Musicnet Summary to 25 Aug 2019

Musicnet Summary to 25 Aug 2019

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Summary to 25 August 2019

I’ve been enjoying listening to podcasts when I get the chance. A challenge in itself, as I find it really hard to be actively listening to people talking whilst trying to work. Practicing music, reading or writing isn’t…

Musicnet Summary to 16 Aug 2019

Musicnet Summary to 16 Aug 2019

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This week, 100s of students took part in the Auckland KBB Music Festival and Wellington WEBO Festival. Concert Bands, Orchestras, Jazz Combos, Big Bands, Chamber Orchestras and ensembles in between took to the stage and performed. Earlier this month the NZ Concert Band…

Musicnet Summary to 10 August 2019

Musicnet Summary to 10 August 2019

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Last week, I read through the latest SoundOnSound magazine, an audio gear magazine that always has a feature on a current song and how it was made. This week it’s on “Old Town Road” by

Musicnet Summary to 2 Aug 2019

Musicnet Summary to 2 Aug 2019

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Last week I was privileged to take part in the Invercargill MENZA workshop in conjunction with the MoE and NZQA. It was the first time that MENZA, or NZQA has delivered any music specific professional learning in Southland since the Regional Arts Partnerships…

Musicnet Summary to 19 July 2019

Musicnet Summary to 19 July 2019

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Today is the last day of your ‘holiday.’ If you didn’t realise. I do hope that you all managed to have a break away from you usual workplace be it the classroom, lecture theatre, conductor’s podium or teaching studio. With only about…

Musicnet Summary 5 July 2019

Musicnet Summary 5 July 2019

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Well done for making it to the last day of the school term! 

I would like to thank you all for the support of the Musicnet list over the last term. The value of this network is indispensable for many teachers,…

Musicnet Summary 28 June 2019

Musicnet Summary 28 June 2019

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This Sunday MENZA have their afternoon of PD and AGM in AKL. It’s a time to reflect on what has happened in Music Education in NZ for the last year, and look forward to the future. If you’re…

Musicnet Summary to 21 June 2019

Musicnet Summary to 21 June 2019

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As we enter the last 2 weeks of the term for most of you in schools it seems that everyone is piled high with report writing, parent-teacher conferences, assessments, concerts and teaching the students who arrive each day in your classroom. Perhaps you’ll…

Musicnet Summary to 10 June 2019

Musicnet Summary to 10 June 2019

 

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Edited summary to 10 June 2019

Have you registered for the MENZA conference in October yet? Early-bird discounts end soon, airfares and accommodation prices will go up so register today!

www.menzaconference.co.nz

 

Also a big thanks to everyone who has ensured they include their…

Musicnet Summary 24 May 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.…

Musicnet Summary to 13 May 2019

Musicnet Summary to 13 May 2019

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We’re halfway through NZ Music Month. Check out the resources and links in this email from Mike at the NZ Music commission.

Registrations are filling up for the MENZA Conference

Musicnet Summary 6 May 2019

Musicnet Summary 6 May 2019

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Summary to 6 May 2019

It’s NZ Music Month, and as usual, the NZ Music Commission has been busy. Their Daily Listening Calendar, has a great number of songs and resources for you to dip into for 10…

Musicnet Summary 29 April 2019

Musicnet Summary 29 April 2019

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Today is the start of Term 2 for many of you, and I do hope you managed to have a break somewhere over the holidays. I’ve had advice from busy HODs that you should carve out 50% of your holiday time for yourself.…

Musicnet Summary to 12 April 2019

Musicnet Summary to 12 April 2019

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Welcome to you last Musicnet summary of Term 1! For most of you, you can look forward to a 2-week break from teaching and students.

Do you have a great idea for a workshop? Registrations are now…

Musicnet Summary to 1 April 2019

Musicnet Summary to 1 April 2019

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Over the weekend I took part in the Cubaduapa festival in WLG. A highlight was a Trumpet fanfare with 56 trumpets, ranging from adults down to some 7 year olds. We performed in a number of venues including the Opera House stage…

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I write this summary one week after the Christchurch Mosque Terror Attacks. It’s still hard to believe that it actually happened. Neuroscientist Nathan Wallis was interviewed here giving advice and answering questions about how to talk to children/students about the attacks.

Summary to 24 March  2019

Musicnet Summary 18 March 2019

Musicnet Summary 18 March 2019

 

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Last week Helen from Computer Music formally announced the closure of her company. I know many of you will have contacted her individually, but I wish to thank her for the time she has spent supporting…

Musicnet Summary to 11 March 2019

Musicnet Summary to 11 March 2019

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Summary to 11 March 2019

The annual student songwriting competition, Hook-line-and-sing-a-long, which is a collaboration between MENZA and The NZ Music Commission closes this sunday, March 17th. $1500 of prizes are up for grabs. If you don’t have…

Summary of Musicnet to 2 March 2019

Summary of Musicnet to 2 March 2019

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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…

Musicnet Summary to 24 Feb 2019

Musicnet Summary to 24 Feb 2019

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Over the last 5 years there has been a number of consultations by the Ministry of Education on what we do in schools. However, for the current review of Tomorrow’s Schools, it is vital that as many submissions are made to advocate…

Musicnet Summary to 15th Feb 2019

Musicnet Summary to 15th Feb 2019

 

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First of all, apologies for the lack of a summary last week. Living in Nelson, I was directly affected by the fires and so have been catching up on a few days of lost productivity since last weekend. My family and cat…