Our region holds regular meetings and workshops for the various school sectors, and enjoy social times. We are a close-knit community, working alongside each other in many community performing groups and teaching in many intersecting institutions and situations.
Menza Hawkes Bay/Gisborne Contacts
BRIEF BIO: former teacher from kindergarten through to tertiary, but most recently HOD music Woodford House.
Currently private piano tutor and Course Provider for TCANZ Ter(Music teachers) and IRMT teacher Training courses.
Heavily involved in local Musical Theatre and Jazz scenes, with 2 professional musician children. Natalie composes for instrumentalists, orchestras and chamber groups, Ben plays trumpet in numerous bands including RCR, Rodger Fox/Wellington Jazz Orchestra and RNZAF.
Upcoming Hawkes Bay/Gisborne Music Education Events
June 19 @ 1:30 pm | June 19 @ 4:00 pm
Notifying all MENZA members of the upcoming Annual General Meeting. There are two positions vacant on the Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa board from the June AGM. If you’re interested, contact one of the current board members to have a talk about what it’s like (click on the regions at the…
July 9 | July 11
In 2021, we're planning a special version of the New Zealand Jazz Educators Workshops. Holding the workshops July 9-11 will allow us to offer classes and activities exclusively for educators for three full days, outside of the usual summer student jazz workshops. (It will also allow teachers to attend without…
July 12 | July 13
Music and Digital Technologies: Practical ideas for the primary classroom. (A TRCC sponsored event co-organised by MENZA and TENZ) This conference will empower primary teachers from NE to Year 8 with tools to work with the new and revised Digital Technologies curriculum content and the Music curriculum.…
July 14 | July 18
The 2021 Festival of Brass brings New Zealand's best brass and percussion musicians, of all ages, to the magnificent Christchurch Town Hall complex for a week of competition events. Many of the events are free of charge. So come along and sample the solo and ensemble events on Wednesday and…
August 24 | August 25
This two day symposium is for all interested music educators in Aotearoa: tertiary educators, PhD and Masters students, teachers of music. In 2020 the New Zealand branch of ANZARME (Australia New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education) hosted Mahi Tahi. This was a very successful and informal two…
October 5 | October 9
The 2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band Camp is on in Christchurch from 5 to 9 October 2021. Application forms for the 2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band are ready to be distributed. Please email Sandra Ginever on email@example.com and she can forward you a copy. Full details of the audition…
October 10 | October 13
Set aside 10-13 October for Music'21 and start booking your trip to Tauranga! Details and website and registration will be here soon. Workshop submissions are currently open. "We are looking at our conference workshops and would love you to tell us what you want from conference and what/who you might…
October 21 | October 25
The annual Christchurch Big Band Festival runs over Labour Weekend. Highlights include: All age bands from around NZ performing in a range of wonderful locations in central Christchurch "Junior Jazz Jam", an event for primary school Big Bands (up to year 8) Early Childhood interactive educational show Big Band Ball…
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The recent stories of the inappropriate and harmful behaviour in schools and universities in Music Education spaces are simply unacceptable. We applaud the bravery of those who have come forward.…
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It’s the last day of term, and are hopefully looking forward to at least a few days off.
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The MENZA AGM is being held in Auckland on the 19th June, at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. It’s a great chance to not…