Sing, Say, Dance and Play: Ngā Atua Māori

DATE: Saturday 2 March, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm  
VENUE: Whangarei Old Library, Rust Ave, Whangarei

This workshop for primary school teachers explores music and movement ideas motivated by stories from the tamariki of Ranginui and Papatuānuku – Ngā Atua Māori using language, singing, playing and moving.  Come and learn new, practical music ideas you can use in your classroom today.

Deb Graham is a music mentor in Orff music for Northland teachers.   Previously, Deb was a Primary School Music teacher at Tauraroa Area School and a Te Ao Maori tutor with Ngati Wai Education, learning traditional games and waiata to engage students.  Deb is an experienced  Musical Theatre performer, with her most memorable roles being Eponine in Les Miserables, Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde, Grizabella in Cats and Madam Giry in The Phantom of the Opera, all staged in Whangarei. She is a founding member of Opera North, having sung under the tuition of Joan Kennaway QMC.  She has completed Level 1, 2 and 3 Orff Courses and continues to  implement and adapt many ideas based on the Orff approach into her mentoring programme, using a Northland flavour. 

To register for this workshop:

Register your name and details online HERE. Then, use your internet banking facility to make a direct deposit into the ONZA account at BNZ 02 0248 0073940 097
Reference: Your surname; Code: WHA24MAR
Entering your surname means you will be registered. Payment by Credit card is also available. Download the PDF Invoice as required.


  •          ONZA member.     $40.00
  •          Non member         $60.00. (this includes 1 year membership)
  •          Full-time student   $20.00
  • For inquiries email:  Debbie Graham