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Otaki – MENZA Networks of Expertise Event (Secondary+ITM)

March 19, 2020

Thursday 19th March
Otaki College, 233 Mill Road, Otaki 5512
Full Day (with the option to only attend the morning or afternoon session but both are strongly recommended)


Note, that this day will be tailored to the needs of the attendees, and you are encouraged to bring your questions along with your charged laptops.
Session 1 9am-12pm.
9am Introduction, questions, outline and connections

9:30-11:30am BYOD recording for any student.
This workshop will guide teachers through a BYOD friendly recording setup suitable for teachers and their students. Using online and free resources in conjunction with quality audio hardware, this workshop will be hands-on and based in the context of your school. Links to NCEA and Production Technology Unit standards will be included. By the end of this workshop, participants will have recorded a song from scratch multiple times and in doing so increase their confidence, knowledge and ability. It is a goal of Martin’s, that teachers would be able to record their own students the following day.
11:30-12pm Answering Questions
12-12:45 lunch break

Session 2 12:45-3:45pm
12:45-2:45pm What do you do with electronic students?
This workshop looks at the skills laptop music performers and composers need. It includes an overview of different styles and a demonstration of the tools used to compose and perform, including for SFRQ/Tangata beats. It covers what you could offer to your students and what decisions you might need to make. This workshop will include a thorough demonstration of software to help train modern electronic musicians in keyboard, pad-drumming and electronic drumming. An introduction to Ableton Live will be included, with considerable time given to hands-on opportunity for attendees to use the different controllers and software demonstrated.

The final section will cover updates to NCEA and how to plan for them over the next few years. It will also include a short evaluation and personal reflection.

Martin Emo has run workshops for Music Technology throughout Aotearoa / New Zealand/Australia and online for MENZA, the Ministry of Education, NZQA and through his educational consultancy. He holds a Masters in Education based on effective professional development for Music teachers in using Music Technology. Martin is currently the Musicnet Facilitator for NZ and a Full-time PhD candidate. He is a classically trained electronic musician who began his Music technology journey only after mastering piano scales in every key.

Contact martinthomasemo [at] gmail.com if you have any queries.

Cost Full Day
· $80+GST (and you also get MENZA membership)
· $50+GST for current MENZA member



March 19, 2020
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Otaki College, 233 Mill Road, Otaki 5512
233 Mill Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand