Would you like to get in touch with us?
Our mailing address is: PO Box 24 432, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345
For general enquiries contact Hayley or Lindsey below. For matters related to other Committee members' portfolios, use their email contact details provided below.
ONZA PRESIDENT: Hayley Hunter
Hayley Hunter (B.Ed., ATCL) is a primary trained music specialist teacher and has been teaching classroom music for 25 years. She is currently teaching Performing Arts at Kristin School in Albany, Auckland. Hayley has been an active member of ONZA since 2010 and has held the role of Primary Workshops Co-Ordinator and Vice President during this time. She has completed Level 3 Orff Certification and is in the process of completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Music Education. Hayley is passionate about teaching classroom music and promoting the Orff Approach to music and movement education within Aotearoa New Zealand. In her view, the Orff Approach is an inclusive and holistic approach which can be adapted to a wide range of educational and community settings.
ONZA VICE-PRESIDENT: Lindsey Mason
Lindsey Mason (BMusic Ed., MM Woodwind Performance, PhD Music Ed.) is ONZA Vice President, as well as assists with planning ONZA activities in Wellington. She currently directs the xylophone group, orchestra, and choir at Evans Bay Intermediate, and is the founder of the new South Coast Music School, which brings general music classes to primary aged children. Lindsey has completed Orff levels courses in the United States, as well as New Zealand, and has a passion for embodying the elements of the Orff approach in her teaching across a variety of settings. When she’s not teaching, you can find Lindsey playing clarinet in the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band.
ONZA LEVELS COURSE COORDINATOR: Millie Locke
Since the 1990s Millie has been teaching music to students of all ages in both school and out-of-school settings. In 1997 and 1998 she undertook intensive professional
development in the Orff approach at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. Since that time she has been a regular workshop presenter and an active member of Orff New Zealand Aotearoa (ONZA). From 1999 until 2012 Millie worked as music specialist at Henderson Valley School, Waitakere. During that time she also completed a masters thesis entitled “Teaching Artistry” and undertook action research related to improvisation and composition in her classroom setting. In 2016, she graduated with a PhD which investigated how the Orff approach was implemented in the New Zealand school context by exemplary teachers. In her role as a treasurer of ONZA she is committed to maintaining high standards of financial management in order to support the valuable contribution Orff New Zealand Aotearoa (ONZA) makes to music education in Aotearoa New Zealand.