Millie 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 PhD 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.
Christoph 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.
Renée Morin The Orff approach was part of Renée’s music education training in the 1990s in Canada. She has a Masters degree from the University of Quebec in Montreal and undertook further Orff training in Aotearoa/ New Zealand when she emigrated in 2005. Renée completed postgraduate study in music and dance education at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria in 2010-2011. She is a hugely experienced Orff facilitator with a particular interest in movement and dance.
Celia graduated with a Master of Education specialising in music education from the University of Waikato in 2013. Her thesis studied the application of the Orff approach with a group of primary-aged Kiwi children. She completed certificated Orff courses (1 to 4) in both Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. Since 2011 she has been Music Director of the Christchurch School of Music, and has also worked as Music Education Consultant and specialist music teacher in primary settings.
Priya Gain Priya teaches at Eastern Hutt School as music/movement specialist across the whole school and is currently completing a Masters of Education specialising in music and arts education at the University of Waikato. She has completed ONZA certificated training up to Level 4 in the Aotearoa/New Zealand context and has played a key role facilitating workshops in the Orff approach in the Wellington region. Priya is committed to the development of local teaching resources which express the bicultural identify of this country. The School of Education at Victoria University regularly draws on Priya to teach music modules in the primary learning programme.
Jo has been active as a music and drama specialist at primary and early childhood levels for more than twenty years in Auckland and has developed curriculums and music programmes for adult learners in the private sector. Jo holds a Diploma of Adult Education and a Graduate Diploma of Education in music, dance and drama from Auckland University. While completing her studies, Jo discovered and was drawn to the Orff Schulwerk method and has completed level 4 Orff training.
Jo is currently president of ONZA.
Rozy Winstone is a New Zealand trained primary teacher with a long history in the performing arts, both professionally and personally. She has a particular love of dance and drama and has specialised over her years of teaching in developing school productions across the age range alongside her students. Over the last decade her use of the Orff Approach has enriched this process and embedded a long held belief in the educational power of the Arts. Rozy has completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 of her Orff training and begun her Masters study in Music Education.