Make Music Fun – Whangarei

Date:  Monday May 6, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Old Library, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei

This workshop provides activities and ideas assisting teachers with music in the classroom. The two 80 minute sessions offer creative and fun-filled rhythmic activities, rhymes and song materials combined with movement games based on the Orff approach.

No previous experience is necessary for involvement in this workshop.

Teachers will be able to take away a range of ideas that can immediately be included in classroom practice.

Outline of Program:

Session 1  Rhymes and rhythms: Starting with language expression and speech patterns we will explore ways to make rhythms come alive. Body percussion, movement and percussion playing are combined with engaging song materials. I

Session 2  Traditional music games: Body percussion, passing games, dances and songs with our own musical inventions form part of this session. Participants will be able to explore musical elements creatively and share their creations. Reflection on the music learning aspects of the activities will follow.


Regine  Hagg grew up in Germany in a musical community environment. Later she graduated from the University of Mannheim with degrees in Oboe and Early Childhood Music Education. After moving to New Zealand in 1995 she and her family settled in Parua Bay near Whangarei. For many years Regine worked and engaged in her own music teaching practise in schools and other establishments around Whangarei and Kerikeri. In 2013 Regine got involved in establishing Sistema Whangarei-Toi Akorangi. She has been responsible for the musicianship side of learning using the Orff Schulwerk approach.

Christoph Maubach trained at the Orff Institute in Salzburg and had the privilege of being taught by mentors who were themselves appointed to positions by Carl Orff himself. After a stint as lecturer in music education at the Catholic University in Melbourne, Christoph decided to make Aotearoa/New Zealand his home. He is a vastly experienced Orff presenter who has run workshops in a range of countries. He is also a highly regarded conductor who has been associated with a number of choirs since settling in this country.

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: WHA19). Entering your surname means you will be registered. Payment by Credit card is also available.

  • Registration Fee $10

For inquiries email: Regina Hagg