MENZA is always happy to hear from members in this region regarding PLD ideas or needs.

MENZA admin will email all members on the current database about future events – so join up now if you haven’t already. Remember first year teachers and full time teacher trainees gain free membership.

Welcome to Music Education Otago – MEO

The MEO committee meets once or twice a term, either in person or on Zoom.

Our major event for the last 12 years has been the Dunedin Ukulele Kids’ Jam, which has grown from 400 participants in 2010 to over 1000 in 2019 (in collaboration with the NZ Ukulele Trust Kiwileles programme).

We also run a Marimba Festival (in collaboration with ONZA in 2020).

We run workshops for teachers, facilitated by local presenters and guest presenters from around Aotearoa. Past workshops have covered a range of areas including early childhood music, ukulele, percussion, marimba, songwriting, waiata, digital music and how to run a kapa haka rōpū.

The MEO executive committee for 2022/23 are:

  • Ruth Buchanan – Chair
  • Dave Wadell – Treasurer
  • Ali Caldwell – Secretary
  • Joy Chilcott – Minutes Secretary
  • Anna Bowen
  • Andrea Robertson
  • Kris McLennan
  • Denise Dore
  • Eloise Sime
  • Natasha Manowitz
  • Amanda Goodwin

Society for Music Education Incorporated

Music Education Otago

Menza Otago Contacts

Ali Caldwell

Ali Caldwell

MENZA Otago Regional Hub Leader – acaldwell@stclair.school.nz