Level 1 Auckland 2024

Date: Monday 15th to Saturday 20th April 2024

Venue: Faculty of Arts,  Performing Arts Studio, 10 Symonds St, University of Auckland

Orff New Zealand Aotearoa is offering a Level 1, 6-day workshop, the successful completion of which achieves ONZA certification (Level 1) in Orff Pedagogy. The Level 1 workshop is a gentle, experiential introduction to the practices and principles of the Orff approach. The approach is appropriate to the needs of both specialist and generalist teachers working in early childhood, primary, intermediate and lower secondary school and community settings

Inquiries re the course: Jo Charman, Dr. Millie Locke

ONZA offers a scholarship to members for this Level 1, 6-day workshop.   Click on the link to find out more.

Dr Millie Locke

Dr. Millie Locke is an ONZA levels teacher and coordinates ONZA’s professional development programmes. Millie has been involved in music education in Aotearoa, New Zealand, in various educational and community-based settings (early childhood, primary and tertiary) for many years.  In the mid-nineties, Millie was awarded a fellowship to undertake AOSA Level 2 (1996) & Level 3 (1997) in Orff Schulwerk at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. Since that time, she has been deeply involved in the ongoing process of adapting this approach to local music education settings. Millie currently teaches in the School of Music at Auckland UniversityHer current research interests include Orff-inspired music teacher formation, critically responsive pedagogy, and, composition and improvisation in primary school.

Christoph Maubach, Cologne, GER and Northland, NZ Christoph Maubach divides his time as music and movement teacher and workshop leader between Germany and New Zealand. He is an internationally recognized Orff Schulwerk teacher and a community music facilitator. Christoph holds an M. Ed from the University of Melbourne, a Grad Dip in Teaching from the University of Waikato and a Diploma of music and movement education from the Orff-Institute in Salzburg. He lectured in music education at Waikato University and before that at ACU in Melbourne. In Germany he teaches music and dance at Youth Music Organizations in Berlin and provides vocal workshops for Cappella groups. Christoph is an active Board member of the International Orff Schulwerk Forum Salzburg (IOSFS) and conducts workshops in Taiwan, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In February 2024 Christoph leads the North Island Singing Tour in AOTEAROA with Heart Choir No. 8.

Jo Charman

Jo has been a Music and Drama specialist in primary, early childhood and tertiary environments, and currently teaches music at Wakaaranga Primary in Auckland.  Singing in choirs and musical theatre from an early age fostered a love of performing Arts, and the creative and integrated approach of the Orff Schulwerk drew Jo in. Jo tutors in the Orff teacher training courses, the ONZA mentoring programme, and facilitates Primary Schools Workshops, enjoying every opportunity to see teachers supported and music programmes developed in schools.

Jeremy Hantler

With a strong musical upbringing and a Jazz performance degree, Jeremy began his teaching pathway by sharing his love of Taonga Pūoro and Waiata Māori with primary school Kapahaka groups. Armed with a GradDip and ONZA levels 1-4, he has taught in over 20 schools and run a CRT music programme in 3. He has attended music education workshops in Austria, Italy, Sweden, and Estonia, as well as learning and presenting at workshops and wananga locally. Jeremy is passionate about equipping young people with the tools, awareness and inclination to express themselves musically.

Fees: (A deposit of $200 needs to be paid on enrolment with the balance fully payable by March 4 for the April course )

  • Members: $600
  • Non-members: $640

Late fees (from April 1st, 2024):

  • Members: $710
  • Non-members: $750

To apply for or renew ONZA membership go to the Membership page.

To register and pay for Level 1

Register your name and details online:

  • Level 1 Course April: Click 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: L1UOAA24). Entering your surname means you will be registered. Payment by credit card is also available during registration.