Connecting to Music Using Maori Myths and Legends  

DATE: Saturday May 13, 9.30am – 12.30pm. Registration from 9.00am
VENUE: Kristin School, 360 Albany Highway, Auckland


A primary teachers workshop that connects the teaching of Music to Maori Myths and Legends.

 Robyn Trinick will explore the connection between Language and Music, showing how to naturally incorporate te reo in our music programmes. Learn to interpret Maori Myths and legends using sound and movement based on the Orff method of teaching music.This course will provide you with ‘hands on’ music making and many resources to use and enjoy in your own teaching programme.

 Robyn Trinnick began her career in education as a generalist primary teacher. She has since lectured in early childhood and primary music education for over thirty years. More recently she has delivered courses in primary literacy and the arts which have strengthened her interest in connections between music and language. Robyn has maintained strong links with schools and centres.

In 2018, Robyn was appointed as Kaiārahi Music (primary and early childhood) through MENZA (Music Education New Zealand-Aotearoa) and was involved in the delivery of professional development programmes for early childhood educators through ONZA (Orff-Schulwerk New Zealand-Aotearoa).

Robyn has strong affiliations with Te-whānau-a-Apanui through whānau connections. She regularly interacts with educators residing on the East Cape of

the North Island, and has an inside view of the challenges and successes associated with teaching in small rural communities.

Since the birth of her grandson with PURA four years ago, she has developed a keen interest in music therapy and recently presented a paper at a Music Therapy conference entitled “Me and my moko: Our musical journey”.

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: AKL23May
Entering your surname means you will be registered. Payment by Credit card is also available.
Registration Fees:

    • Onza Member  $40
  •     Onza non-member. $50
  • Morning tea is provided for participants.
  • Attendees are welcome to stay to try out the ONZA Marimba Festival material with the Director – Jeremy Hantler at 1.30pm, at no extra cost. 
    A sushi order is going to be arranged on arrival for those staying on, or bring your own lunch.

For inquiries email: Cherrie Leefe