Exploring Māori legends through sound and movement in ECE

DATE: Saturday, 10th September, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
VENUE: Auckland University, Epsom Campus, 74 Epsom Avenue, Auckland

.At the end of 2019 Robyn and Jaqi worked at Te Atatu South Kindergarten involving children in a very successful project turning a Maori legend into a musical performance. Over many weeks, children took on the role of musical composer, director and choreographer. In this workshop, the first section will introduce notice, recognizing and responding to children’s musical play to support your ongoing learning about music in the early years. Following this, Robyn and Jaqi will share their process of creating this impactful musical inquiry based on a Māori legend highlighting adaptable teaching ideas for your context.

Robyn Trinick 

Robyn is an arts educator at the University of Auckland specialising in early childhood and primary music education. Much of her work focuses on the transformative benefits of music for holistic learning, with a particular interest in music and language connections, including the fostering of te reo Māori through music and movement. More recently, she has also developed an interest in the principles and practices of music therapy.

Jaqi Williams

Jaqi Taimana is a former early childhood teacher with experience in bilingual and kindergarten settings throughout Aotearoa. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Teaching and Learning (Primary) and a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching from the University Of Canterbury. Jaqi is also an accomplished singer/songwriter who is currently promoting her second bilingual children’s album Waiata Tamariki 2 and an adult contemporary EP Guns Of Dialogue.

Greta Bull-Crossan

Greta is the Infant and Toddler Head Teacher at Bear Park Hobsonville. She also has a Masters in Music and is incredibly passionate about promoting musical learning in the early years. In 2022, she became the ECE representative on the ONZA board and is proud to work alongside other music educators. Her areas of expertise centre around developing long-term sound investigations and supporting children’s self-initiated instrumental play and music making.

To register for this workshop:

Register your name and details online HERE. Then, use your own internet banking facility to make a direct deposit into the ONZA account at BNZ 02 0248 0073940 097
Reference: Your surname; Code: AukSep22
Entering your surname means you will be registered. Payment by Credit card is also available.
Registration Fees:

        • ONZA Member $20
        • ONZA Member $40 (includes membership for the current year)
        • Fulltime Student $10

For inquiries email:  Greta Bull-Crossan