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Kaiārahi appointments – Music PLD. We want to hear from you!

Kaiārahi appointments – Music PLD. We want to hear from you!

MENZA is very pleased to announce the appointment of three kaiārahi, who will be instrumental in strengthening teacher networks and developing PLD opportunities around the country as part of our Networks of Expertise programme. We are very proud to have such accomplished and experienced music educators supporting our new programme.

Hook Line and Singalong 2018

Hook Line and Singalong 2018

“The Smell of Sunscreen” is the 2018 winner for the Hook line and Singalong Competition.

Congratulations to James Constable of Christchurch of Rangiora High, Christchurch on this song!

You can find all the lead sheets and recordings here at the hook line and Singalong website: http://hooklineandsingalong.com/2018-2/

You can register your…

ANZARME submissions close July 30

ANZARME submissions close July 30

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS CLOSES JULY 30

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and include your name and institutional affiliation (if any) by Monday, 30 July, 2018. The abstracts will be double peer-reviewed and notification with regards acceptance will be given by mid August at the latest.…

Music Education can help children cope with stress

Music Education can help children cope with stress

A study conducted in Germany looked at how different interventions might affect the aggressive behaviour of children, and found that those who received musical training showed less aggressive behaviour when provoked.

The study, led by Ingo Roden of Oldenburg University, involved a group of 34 primary school children from different…

A child’s brain develops faster with exposure to music education

A child’s brain develops faster with exposure to music education

A two-year study by researchers at the Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children in the areas responsible for language development, sound, reading skill and speech perception.

The study of 6-7-year-old…

Music education is out of tune with how young people learn

Music education is out of tune with how young people learn

By focusing on exams, and undervaluing informal approaches to music, we are preventing young people reaching their full musical potential.

What’s the best way to learn music? For many, progression is best measured by the formal exam journey – from the treasured early prize of grade 1 through to the…

Rising star Toloa Faraimo, 15, earns internship with Orchestra Wellington

Rising star Toloa Faraimo, 15, earns internship with Orchestra Wellington

He’s been playing violin for fewer than three years, but Porirua teen Toloa Faraimo has already earned an internship with Orchestra Wellington.

The 15-year-old from Ascot Park is a rising star, launched by Dr Liz Sneyd as part of her charitable youth orchestra Virtuoso Strings that teaches children from…

The Inverted Classroom – Modulation

The Inverted Classroom – Modulation

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Stop obsessing over talent – everyone can sing!

Stop obsessing over talent – everyone can sing!

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A Hungarian film titled “Sing” won 2016’s Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the story of young Zsófi, who joins a renowned children’s choir at her elementary school where “everyone is welcome.”

Soon…

How to improve school results

How to improve school results

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Linda Webb MNZM

Linda Webb MNZM

Mrs Linda Webb was on the Council of Music Therapy New Zealand from 1996 to 2006, and since re-joining in 2014, she has been appointed Chairperson. Mrs Webb has actively supported music therapy at a local level in Auckland, and regionally in the South Island. Her volunteer work has included…

Linda Webb MNZM

Linda Webb MNZM

MENZA congratulates Linda Webb for her well deserved MNZM for services to Music Education

Mrs Linda Webb was on the Council of Music Therapy New Zealand from 1996 to 2006, and since re-joining in 2014, she has been appointed Chairperson. Mrs Webb has actively supported music therapy at a local…

TER for Instrumental Music Teachers

TER for Instrumental Music Teachers

The Education Council has worked with IRMT and MENZA to develop a TER programme for Music teachers that they will be able to enrol in at the start of 2017. This is for teachers who need to renew their provisional practicing certificate. (The Education CounciI will provide extensions to teachers…

TER programme for Instrumental Music Teachers

TER programme for Instrumental Music Teachers

Teacher Education Refresh (TER) programme

The Education Council has worked with IRMT and MENZA to develop a TER programme for Music teachers that they will be able to enrol in at the start of 2017. This is for teachers who need to renew their provisional practicing certificate. (The Education CounciI…

Orff : Level 1 certification & Workshops 2017

Orff : Level 1 certification & Workshops 2017

In 2017 ONZA are offering the Level 1 Orff certification course in Wellington over three weekend modules.  This is the first time the course is offered in this way, rather than as a six day block course so hopefully its easier for you to attend when its spread over the…

Highlights from our latest MENZA Magazine

Highlights from our latest MENZA Magazine

Robin Mills has written a beautiful personal story reminding us to let children create their own voice. Judith Bell has notes from the 30th World Conference on Music Education (ISME) in Thessaloniki, Greece. Helen Willberg reminds us how music can be woven through the day in Early Childhood settings. Heather…