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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…

Tribute to Ian Dando

Tribute to Ian Dando

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Obituary: Ian Dando​ 1934-2019 worked for the Ministry of Education as the Otago music advisor in Dunedin. In Christchurch he worked as a senior music lecturer at the College of Education. He was also known as a music reviewer and gifted school music teacher.

He Rahi Te Iti – little can be huge

He Rahi Te Iti – little can be huge

In November MENZA Networks of Expertise presented He Rahi Iti – little can huge.

Event details

 

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.

Theory Games

Theory Games

Theory Games

In July 2018 Judith Bell ran a workshop where music teachers could try out all the most popular music games used at the after school Chisnallwood Theory Club.

Details of the workshop are here

Congratulations to Julie Wylie MNZM

Congratulations to Julie Wylie MNZM

We congratulate Julie Wylie of Christchurch who was awarded MNZM (Member of NZ Order of Merit) for services to musical play therapy.

Julie is a long standing member of the executive of Music Education Canterbury. She is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter nationally and internationally. She continues to research, write,…

MENZA Tauranga PD – Effective Music Technology

MENZA Tauranga PD – Effective Music Technology

MENZA Tauranga PD – Effective Music Technology

Date: Wednesday 1 August  2018
Venue: Tauranga Boys College
Place: Mayfield House.
Fee: $30 for MENZA members $60 for Non-MENZA members (membership fee included)

Morning and afternoon tea provided, BYO…

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.…

The Positive Power of Musical Play

The Positive Power of Musical Play

The Positive Power of Musical Play – A Workshop with Julie Wylie: Saturday 5 May, 2pm – 4pm, Christchurch School of Music ???

Julie is delighted to present a practical workshop on “The Positive Power of Musical Play”, in association with Music Education Canterbury (see workshop outline below for further…

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…

The Positive Power of Musical Play

The Positive Power of Musical Play

The Positive Power of Musical Play – A Workshop with Julie Wylie: Saturday 5 May, 2pm – 4pm, Christchurch School of Music ???

Julie is delighted to present a practical workshop on “The Positive Power of Musical Play”, in association with Music Education Canterbury (see workshop outline below for further…

Stop Defending Music Education

Stop Defending Music Education

Today I ran across one more xeroxed handout touting the test-taking benefits of music education, defending music as a great tool for raising test scores and making students smarter. It was just one more example among many of the “keep music because it helps with other things“ pieces out there.

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…

Musical Literacy: a skill of some note

Musical Literacy: a skill of some note

 

In 2015 a story ran in the UK press which revealed that it was Heather Mills who taught her daughter music, not her ex-husband, Sir Paul McCartney, because he cannot read music notation. McCartney and John Lennon left the job of notating their music for the Beatles to producer…

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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MENZA Wellington Events – WOF and When We Sing!!

MENZA Wellington Events – WOF and When We Sing!!

When We Sing!!
Wednesday 1 August, 1-3pm
Sacred Hear College, Lower Hutt
Free Event

A new event this year to acknowledge the variety of singing groups in our secondary schools. The idea is a simple rotation of performances by all singing groups in attendance and…

MENZA Taranaki PD – Effective Music Technology

MENZA Taranaki PD – Effective Music Technology

MENZA Taranaki PD – Effective Music Technology

Thursday 15th March 2018, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Venue – New Plymouth Girls High School – Scotlands Hostel Meeting Room
60 Northgate, Strandon, New Plymouth 4312

New Year’s Honours

New Year’s Honours

We congratulate Graeme Wallis of Christchurch who was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to music. Graeme is a long-standing executive member of Music Education Canterbury (Canterbury branch of MENZA) and chair of the Christchurch Civic Music Council.

January Jazz Workshops 2018

January Jazz Workshops 2018

The premier event for young jazz musicians – come and spend a week in Wellington learning from some of the best jazz educators in New Zealand and guest artist John Riley

The New Zealand Jazz Foundation provides exceptional musical experiences to young jazz musicians in New…

ONZA 2018 Summer Workshop

ONZA 2018 Summer Workshop

Date: Saturday January 20: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: Wairau Intermediate, 113 Becroft Dr, Forrest Hill, Auckland

This movement/music workshop will offer participants the opportunity to engage with Māori legend/story using processes involving dance and music. Participants will explore ways of integrating the elements of dance from the NZ Curriculum…

All Ears 2018 January 22-26

All Ears 2018 January 22-26

ALL EARS – Jazz and Improvisation Workshops >> Coming to Ara in January 2018

Ara Music Arts are excited to be partnering with the ‘All Ears’ team to bring this unique week of workshops to New Zealand in January 2018.
This week-long program is a great opportunity for musicians…

Music Engagement Program (MEP) Workshops in Southland

Music Engagement Program (MEP) Workshops in Southland

The Invercargill Outreach Singing Trust will be running three workshops hosted by Susan West, with special discounts for MENZA members.

Based on The Music Engagement Program (MEP) philosophy of shared music-making as a means to promote well-being, encourage participation and develop musical skills and knowledge, the programme includes an overview…

Sing Dance and Play: A Taste of Orff

Sing Dance and Play: A Taste of Orff

Sing Dance and Play: A Taste of Orff  (presented by ONZA)

Saturday 5 August 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Christchurch School of Music, 60 Ferry Rd

Register through ONZA 

Orff Schulwerk offers a holistic approach to music education that ensures music is accessible to all. It integrates singing,…

George Garzone jazz saxophone workshops Saturday Aug 19

George Garzone jazz saxophone workshops Saturday Aug 19

George Garzone jazz saxophone workshops Saturday Aug 19th @ ARA Music Arts George Garzone saxophone workshops
Saturday August 19th
ARA Music arts (130 High street, cnr Madras Street)Tenor sax heavyweight and renowned educator George Garzone will be visiting NZ this August, with gigs and workshops in Auckland, Wellington…
Sing Africa With Julian Raphael

Sing Africa With Julian Raphael

Grab your tickets for this great event in Christchurch on Sept 23

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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…

Jazz On The Road

Jazz On The Road

Tuesday June 6th 2017 Burnside High School/ Aurora Centre
Jazz on the Road – a half day workshop and performance event with young intermediate and secondary school musicians around big band and jazz concepts. Through individual workshops, panel discussions and demonstration to the school jazz bands attending, followed by…
MENZA AGM & PD Workshops

MENZA AGM & PD Workshops

MENZA AGM & PD Workshops

Holy Cross School, 2-6 Athens St, Miramar, Wellington 6022
Saturday 10 June 2017
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We warmly invite our members to attend our AGM on Saturday 10 June and encourage you to attend one of our workshops…

MENZA Auckland PD Day

MENZA Auckland PD Day

MENZA Auckland PD Day CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Event details

Friday 2 June 2017
Manurewa High School
67 Browns Rd, Manurewa, Auckland.

MENZA  is pleased…

Dynamic Teaching Ideas for Music Theory and Jazz in the Intermediate Years

Dynamic Teaching Ideas for Music Theory and Jazz in the Intermediate Years

Judith Bell –  Dynamic Teaching Ideas for Music Theory and Jazz in the Intermediate Years 

Join the Wellington Branch of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers…

CHCH Music PD Day June 11

CHCH Music PD Day June 11

Music Education Canterbury is pleased to bring you some great workshops that will give you some new and inspiring ideas that you can take back to your classrooms immediately.

Sunday 11 June 1.00-5.00pm

Register here

Christchurch School of Music
60 Ferry Rd

Reinvigorating Singing with our Senior Students

Wellington Region Secondary School Music Teachers Network Meetings

Wellington Region Secondary School Music Teachers Network Meetings

Wellington Region Secondary School Music Teachers Network Meetings

4pm, Thursday 29 June Newlands College with Ben Lau Year 9/10 Junior Programmes   4pm, Thursday 21st September Heretaunga College with Megan Brownie NCEA performance – Assessment and Moderation   4pm, Thursday 23 November
Music Education Canterbury AGM

Music Education Canterbury AGM

 

June 28  7pm

A great opportunity to hear from local music education groups and to have a quick tour of the facilities at the new U of C Music location!

UC Arts City Campus at the Arts Centre

3 Hereford St Christchurch Central Christchurch 8013

We will be meeting…

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…

Wellington Orchestra Festival

Wellington Orchestra Festival

WOF – Wellington Orchestra Festival
Thursday 29 June 9:15am – 2:45pm
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$80 MENZA members, $100 incl. membership for non-MENZA members
St Oran’s College, 550 High Street, Boulcott, Lower Hutt

WOF is our…

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…

Future of PLD

Future of PLD

Kia ora Tim, 

Thank you for your email regarding your concerns about music PLD and where MENZA fits into the new PLD landscape.  We realise subject associations and other networks play a key role in supporting teachers’ professional development and we have incorporated this into…

We Are Aotearoa

We Are Aotearoa

 

The lead sheets and audio tracks can be found on the HLS website:

http://hooklineandsingalong.com/2016-2/

 

6 We Are Aotearoa Kiwileles (uke chords and lyrics)

We are Aotearoa  (lead sheet)

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2015 Report

2015 Report

In the Hawke’s Bay Region there have been a great variety of musical events organised by HBSME (Hawke’s Bay Society for Music Education) this year. We held two very successful PD days for teachers including a music technology workshop presented by Judith Bell and an Early Childhood and Junior music workshop presented by…

MEO Report 2014/2015

MEO Report 2014/2015

The Ukulele Kids’ Jam, which is in its sixth year, attracted over 1000 children from 45 schools. Ruth Buchanan and Ali Caldwell were ably supported by the Activate Music Academy, a range of Super 15 champion Highlanders and the captain of the NZ White Ferns.The Marimba Day held at the…

Cups Song

Cups Song

Check out the practice  of the cups song in Te Reo Maori at East Tamaki School. Venue, time and date booked for massed cup-jam in Auckland at Dilworth Junior School on Friday 30th May at 1pm. Who else in NZ is taking up the challenge? Invercargill Sally Bodkin-Allen, Dunedin 

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…