Sing Around the World

POSTPONED until 2022

VENUE:  Eastern Hutt School, 53 Kings Crescent, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Need new songs and new ideas for your preschool and/or primary music classes? In this workshop, you will learn tried and true songs from around the world that kids love, learn game songs and rhymes and fun warm-ups for use in the classroom or with children’s choirs. Some songs will be age specific and others can be used with different extensions from preschool to primary. We will clap, tap, sing and move around.


Madagascar-born Lala Simpson is a Wellington-based community music educator and song leader who delights young and old alike with her playful and joyful approach to singing and music-making.
She has an innate rhythm, a natural singing voice, and a deep passion for empowering individuals and communities through singing. Having grown up immersed in music from her homeland, France, Africa, and the Indian Ocean, Lala is a strong believer in the power of singing to help us navigate our world, bring joy, and connect with one another.

She brings with her a wicked sense of humor, a taste of Madagascar, patience, and compassion for the learner, and a canvas for everyone to paint their voice on.

Over the past 15 years, Lala has worked with Playcentres, schools, children’s choirs such as the Wellington Young Voices, and community groups including Arohanui strings and adult community choirs. She ran Kodàly-based music classes for preschools and primary children, lead a children’s choir at Karori West Normal School, led Music Magic preschool music sessions at Capital E for 4 years, directed the Wellington Children Community Choir, and founded the Manawa Ora Children Community Choir. 

Currently, she is the artistic director of the Wellington Community Choir and Kotaba Voices, performs French songs including the songs of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel with her 3-piece band and children’s world music with Claudio Escutia. She acts as guest director for Community choirs around the Wellington Region, leads workshops nationally, and is a regular guest tutor for Village Harmony in the USA.

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: Well21Aug Entering your surname means you will be registered. Payment by Credit card is also available.

Cost includes morning tea. 

    • Registration Fee $10

For inquiries email:  Lindsey Mason