Uplifting tamariki with songwriting, storytelling and movement

DATE: Saturday June 8, 10.00am – 4.00pm
VENUE: School of Music, Building 250/6 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD

.Nau mai, haere mai! Our workshop will follow a kaupapa Māori approach and utilise conceptual frameworks such as Te Whare Tapa Whā, Te Wheke and Mana Potential. Our goal is supporting primary school educators and music education practitioners to explore, engage and reflect on creative practices that utilise the power of personal narratives using songwriting techniques that tamariki can readily engage in, plus include movement and rhythm games incorporating te reo Māori kupu and simple kapahaka moves.

 Participants are asked to bring a chordal musical instruments such as a guitar or ukulele and/or pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments. You will collaboratively compose a short song during the workshop.

Tīpene (Stephen) Matthews
MMus (UoA) 

Tipene Matthews is a composer, songwriter, and tertiary educator. Since 2002 he has taught the undergraduate and post-graduate songwriting creative studies courses at the University of Auckland and collaborated with marae based communities and kura kaupapa building opportunities for their stories to be told and acknowledged through waiata and music. Tipene has led workshops and given talks on teaching songwriting and social justice projects at conferences in the US, the UK, and Australia

Rene Seidl
BEd(Teaching)—Whakakoranga Reo Māori
Pourima Ahorangi Tū Taua—TWTTOA

An experienced primary educator, Rene has taught and facilitated classes and workshops locally and internationally across a wide range of age groups and in a range of educational settings. A co-author of the Mana Potential Framework—a strength-based relational tool for positive change, he is also an experienced Te Matatini senior kapahaka performer, maurakau practitioner, and songwriter and performing artist. Rene has a passion for Te Ao Māori, cultural competency, storytelling, Aotearoa histories, inquiry learning and disruptive learning technologies.

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: Akl24Jun
Entering your surname means you will be registered. Payment by Credit card is also available.

ONZA member: $60.00
Non-member: $80.00
(1 year ONZA individual membership included)
Full-time student: $30.00

For inquiries email:  Dr Millie Locke