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.
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.
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 the immediate past 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.
With a strong musical upbringing and a Jazz performance degree, Jeremy
Hantler began his teaching pathway through sharing his love of Taonga Pūoro
and waiata māori with primary school Kapahaka groups. Armed with a grad dip.
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.