Move, Sing and Play in the Bay – Orff music making in the BOP

DATE: Saturday 20 March 2021,    9.30 - 3.00pm,
VENUE: Matua Primary School, 145 Levers Rd, Matua. Tauranga

Join us for a day of ‘ hands-on ‘ music-making using Orff teaching practices. Millie, Christine and Jeremy will share many musical experiences with a focus on speech, song and instrumental playing. Participants will take away a wealth of ideas to use in their own teaching programmes.
This workshop will also introduce and use material from the 2021 Tauranga Marimba Festival – Songs of

Contact:   Cherrie Leefe



Dr Millie Locke is an experienced practitioner and foundation president of ONZA. She attended AOSA Orff levels courses at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York in 1996 and 1997. Millie coordinates the team of teachers offering certificated (levels) courses in Aotearoa.  In 2016 she graduated with a Ph.D. in which she investigated the way the Orff approach is applied in a range of New Zealand schools and its impact on teachers who were exposed to its influence. She currently teaches at the University of Auckland

Jeremy Hantler is a Tauranga-based, Christchurch-born Music educator who teaches music at Matua primary and Otumoetai College, and runs workshops and bands in the weekends and evenings. He has travelled extensively to attend intercultural music and teaching workshops in Estonia, Sweden, Salzburg and France, and brings a wealth of experience to the classroom context. Jeremy still delights in simple melodies sung and played by our youngest musicians, and values the process and benefits of making meaningful music on the way to making aesthetically pleasing music.

Christine Deschamps-Rosoman  

I think it was about 8 years ago that I bumped into the Orff organisation and have since done all of the levels and visited the San Francisco School where 3 of the best Orff teachers work. My earlier influences were classical piano training, teacher training and the Yamaha method. I now work in 2 local primary schools teaching class music and giving individual lessons.

All of us are musical, and I see my role as one to encourage students to listen, sing, move, play, create and enjoy music. I like to use the students suggestions for repertoire as well as exposing them to many different styles and instruments.

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: TauWS20. Entering your surname means you will be registered. Payment by Credit card is also available.

    • Registration Fee $10

For inquiries email:  Cherrie Leefe

This workshop is funded by the Networks of Expertise.